If a Zombie Apocalypse Was Imminent, What Medications Should You Stock Up on to Survive?


What medications should you stockpile in case of a Zombie Apocalypse? The author of this piece tries to answer that question. And he does provide some interesting choices. However, I think there are two problems. First of all, he skips some basic medications that would be easy to get. These include things like aspirin and Pepto-Bismol. My opinion is you really need to start at this level. The second problem is that most of the items on his list require a prescription. And prescription medications may not be easy to get during a zombie apocalypse. One other comment is that he mentions an Oral Rehydration Solution and I think it would be helpful to know how you can make this yourself. Overall, I think he does give some good ideas. However, let’s hope that people are thinking about this list more for a camping trip or for overseas travel.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diarrhea is a very common ailment and one of the greatest killers in third world countries. Having medication on hand to treat it is essential for survival.
  • In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, there will certainly be pain (whether from zombies bites, raider bullets or other injuries sustained while on the run).
  • Cortisone is another good choice because it can be used to treat a wide range of autoimmune diseases and skin conditions.

“The first issue after the apocalypse will surely be sanitation. I will no doubt stock up on gauze and rubbing alcohol — I hope these will not count toward my five chosen medicinal items. Suture material will also inevitably be needed.”



  1. MariLouLu April 21, 2017
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  3. Chris Clark April 27, 2017