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What medicine should I be sure to keep on hand?

As a heart disease patient, a key component of your household emergency supply kit will be your medications. If a natural disaster strikes your home region, you may find that you cannot immediately leave your home to fill prescriptions, or you may not be able to find somewhere that is open for business, or you may be forced to evacuate for a few days or weeks or more.
Keeping a one-month supply of your heart medications in your supply kit, along with prescription information, can free you from the stress of securing these needed medications during an emergency - and it can potentially save your life. Set a periodic date on your calendar to refresh items in your emergency supply kit, including checking expiration dates for your emergency medication supply. If you have concerns about storing supplies of particular medications you are taking, your doctor or pharmacist can give you detailed, individualized advice.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.