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Managing medicines during travel can be a challenge, but having a plan can help. Here are some ways to make traveling with medicines easier and safer.
Before you travel, talk to your doctor and pharmacist about your travel plans. Carry a letter that describes the medical condition and medicines needed. Make sure that you have all medicines and supplies that you need.
Before you leave:
When you pack:
During your trip:
It can be hard to store, handle, and dispose of medicines during travel. This is especially true for chemotherapy and other cancer medicines.
It may help to talk to other patient families to find ideas and support. Always check with your care team if you have any questions about medicines.
Reviewed: November 2019