Essential Medicines To Carry When Travelling With Kids (Parent Recommended)

With kids in the house, you have to be prepared for anything that comes – scrapes, fall injuries, stomach infections. Stock your medicine cabinet with this comprehensive list of paediatric medicines and make life easier for yourself.

Parents (and children) are frankly fed up of being stuck indoors all year long thanks to COVID and are slowly heading out to nearby getaways and short travels while taking the right precautions. If you are on the lookout for such options, we have tons on our website- we will leave the links below, so you can plan it right. 

So in addition to the usual sanitiser, shield, face masks and hand gloves that have become a part and parcel in our homes, we have also compiled a list of the essential medicines you need to pack while on the go.

With kids in the house, you never know when any minor mishap or illness will require you to spring into action. While home remedies are useful in some cases, having a well stocked medicine cabinet with all the essentials is extremely important. There are a couple of things you should keep in mind –

  • Always check expiry dates on the medicines.
  • Make sure that the medicines are kept out of the reach of children.
  • Remove any remaining antibiotic suspensions. These can’t be reused.
  • Put your medicines as per groups so that it’s easier to find what you’re looking for when you’re in a hurry – cold/cough, stomach, pain relievers etc.

We asked parents to recommend what are the absolute essential medicines one should have in the house & in their travel medicine box. We got an extremely comprehensive list & one that moms at KSP swear by too!

Scroll down to find out what are the essential medicines in our medicine cabinet and bookmark this list.


For Fever & Pain

Crocin Drops

Crocin’s helps to relieve cold & flu symptoms, headache, earache, teething & fever. It comes in different strengths for children up to 12 years of age. 
Website: Crocin
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Sumo L DS Suspension

Sumo L DS Suspension is used for conditions like fever, a headache, joint pain, muscle pain or dental pain. Sumo L DS Suspension is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer).

Calpol Paediatric Drops

Calpol Paediatric Drops is used for pain relief and fever. This medicine is not usually given to babies under 3 months old.


Ibugesic Plus Oral Suspension relieves pain in conditions like fever, headache, mild migraine, muscle pain & dental pain.


Tylenol is a fever medicine & contains Acetaminophen. 

Stomach Ache & Acid Reflux


Digene can be given for acidity, gas and uneasiness.
Website: Digene

Cyclopam Drops

Cyclopam Drops is used in the treatment of abdominal pain. This medication must not be used in children younger than 6 months old. 


Enterogermina Oral Suspension

Enterogermina Oral Suspension is an anti-microbial agent for the intestine & can be used for Diarrhoea, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease or other stomach related conditions. 

Cold & Allergies

Allegra Liquid

This is for a runny nose, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, itching of the nose or throat. For age 2+
Website: Allegra 
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Vicks BabyRub

Vicks BabyRub can be applied on the chest, neck, back and soles of feet for moisturizing and soothing baby care. 
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Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub gives you relief from cough, nasal congestion, body ache, headache & muscle stiffness. Suitable for adults and children above 2 years old.
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Solvin Cold Syrup

Solvin Cold Syrup is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Nasoclear Nasal Spray

Nasoclear Nasal Spray is a safe solution for dry stuffy noses of your little ones. This helps relieve stuffiness and makes breathing easier. It can be used for babies (0-2 years).

Relent Plus Syrup

Relent Plus Syrup is used for the treatment of a wet cough – a cough that produces mucus or phlegm. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Benadryl DR Kids

This medicine is for dry cough and sore throat relief in kids. Not to be used for children of age under 2 years without medical advice. 

Maxtra Syrup

Maxtra Syrup is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.

Nausea & Vomiting

Emeset Syrup

Emeset Syrup is used in the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting. Avoid giving to children who are younger than 4 years.

Domstal Suspension

Domstal 1 MG Suspension is used to prevent vomiting and nausea.


Digital Ear Thermometer

These thermometers use an infrared ray to measure the temperature inside the ear canal. Use only for children after six months of age.


BAND-AID are essential for all those cuts and scrapes.

Suction Bulb

A stuffy nose can make it difficult for your baby to breathe. A bulb syringe (or suction bulb) is a small rubber object with a long tip at the end of a bulb which helps clear your little one’s nose. 


Cotton is essential to have for cleaning and dressing wounds in conjunction with antiseptic liquids.


Volini – Gel & Spray can be used for joint, back, neck & shoulder pains, sprains & strains. 
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Savlon Antiseptic Liquid
Savlon is an antiseptic liquid that has neutral pH ratings and low alcohol content. It acts without burning or hurting your skin.
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