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If you are taking prescription medicine you probably wouldn't forget to add it to your international travel checklist. However, you should also pack any over-the-counter stuff you take too. Sure, there are pharmacies all over the globe. However, over-the-counter medicine differs from country to country. Even if it is made by the same company. Dosage levels could be stronger. Side effects could be different. So rather than risk a bad reaction it's probably best to bring what you know makes you feel better.