7 Tips for Managing Medication While Travelling
Going on a staycation, weekend getaway or a long road trip and worried about packing all your medications? Make managing medication easier while on the go with the below easy tips!
Before travelling, make sure you have obtained an up to date medication list. The list should clearly mention your name, medical condition, allergies, doctor’s name, doctor’s contact number, generic name of medicines, and exact dosage. Check to ensure the prescription is in a language easily understood at the destination you are travelling to.
Speak to your local TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist about packing your medications in individual doses through Dose Administration Aids.
Pack your medications in your carry-on baggage so that you have access to them at all times. Always pack enough for your trip, plus a little extra in case of delays. Speak to your local TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist about storage instructions for specific medications.
Retain original packaging
Ensure all medication is within expiry date and retained within its original packaging if you are not using Dose Administration Aids. While carrying liquids on an international flight, it is advised to limit them to 100ml or less per item and seal them in individual, leak-proof bags.
Be mindful of time zone changes
Talk to your doctor about the minimum time gap that must be maintained between doses or specific medications. This will help you determine frequency of doses when time zones change.
Store at room temperature
Certain medications don’t respond too well to high humidity levels. Be careful not to leave them in the bathroom. If your medicines must be stored at cooler temperatures speak to your local TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist for advice on how to store them during travel and after having arrived at the destination.
Plan for an emergency
Leave behind a copy of the prescription with a friend or family member in case you need an emergency refill on your arrival back home.
Medication management is essential so that you can continue to enjoy daily living activities and new adventures while travelling. With a little extra effort, organising multiple medications can be achieved so that you and your loved ones have greater peace of mind.