Summer and fall have historically been the most popular time of year for family trips. In 2010, more than 60 million Americans traveled abroad. Fortunately, it's the rare vacationer who requires medical care. However, it is quite common that travelers will still need medication or medical products for a variety of ailments while away from home.
Although pharmacies are fairly common in most foreign countries, the products they carry and the indications for their use can often be confusing. Therefore, it's best to be prepared. Speaking with your physician can be helpful, but often your travel destination will determine what you need to bring.