Medication management tips for travelers
Make sure your medications arrive at your vacation destination safe and sound with these 10 travel tips.
10 Medication Management Travel Tips
Before leaving home, update the medications list on your emergency information/medical wallet alert card.
If you have a medication that needs refrigeration, request a room refrigerator when you make your hotel reservation.
Take an extra few days' worth of medication just in case your trip home is delayed.
Keep your medications with you since you can't be sure what the temperature will be in a baggage compartment (or car trunk).
Do not mail your medications to your destination, as temperatures can vary in transit, and the package could be lost or delayed.
TSA allows you to bring medically necessary liquids, medications and creams in your carry-on bag on domestic flights.
Limits may be in place for medications - including liquids - that can be carried on international flights. Before your flight, check tsa.gov for information.
Place original medication containers in a quart-size clear plastic baggie for going through security. (If you have more than one baggie, tell the security official.)
Continue to take medications at the same time of day as when you're home, or adjust to a new time zone before you leave.
When you arrive at your destination be sure to store medications in a temperature-controlled location.