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 Post subject: Wound Pack (Combat Pill Pack), NSN 6505-01-548-5129
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:41 am 
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We've had lots of questions on the "Wound Pack" and have done a little digging. Here's the best answer we've found so far:

"The Combat Pill Pack first originated in the SOF community in the Ranger Regiment. It contains Acetaminophen for pain relief, Meloxicam (Mobic), which is an anti-inflammatory medication, and Moxifloxacin, which is a broad spectrum antibiotic. While this item is currently available with NSN 6505-01-548-5129 it is rarely used by units outside the SOF community. The distribution plan for this item is one per Soldier carried in the individual's IFAK. Directions are: if injured with an open battlefield wound and you are still able to fight, continue the mission, perform any lifesaving interventions and then take the entire contents of the pill pack. The non-sedating nature of these medications will provide a moderate level of analgesia, without interfering with the Soldier's ability to function. In addition, this medication has little effect on the blood clotting mechanism. This regimen is probably the best non-narcotic oral form of pain medication currently available to the individual Soldier. Other anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, and especially Aspirin, can have a detrimental effect on the blood clotting process and should be avoided."

(Source: The Society of Army Physician Assistants)


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 Post subject: Re: Wound Pack (Combat Pill Pack), NSN 6505-01-548-5129
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:37 am 
This is packed in a foil on foil blister pack that can withstand positive pressure of a HALO jump at +10,000 ft and a negative pressure of a deep water submarine deployment. At the same time the foil tolerances have to be precise to prevent any rattling of the pill during movement. In this business they shoot rattles.


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