- Try to carry your medicines and medical equipment (needles, syringes and so on) in their original, correctly labelled packages.
- Take a written list of your medicines with you. Ask your pharmacist for an updated list. This may be needed at customs or if you need to get medical help while you are away.
- Check that the expiry dates of your medicines will be valid while you will be away.
- Take enough medicines with you to last while you will be away.
Pack an extra supply in case you are away for longer than expected, or if you lose any medicine so you won’t run out.
- Have a plan of what to do if you miss a dose.
Usually medicines can be taken if you remember them within a certain period of time, but don’t take too much at once. Go over your list of medicines with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist and ask what to do if you miss doses.
- Know what to do if you have side effects.
- Go over your list of medicines with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist and ask on what to do if you have side effects.
Some medicines are fine to be kept at room temperature (below 25°C) while others may need to be stored in the fridge. Ask your pharmacist about storing your medicines correctly while you travel. You may need to store some medicines in a thermos flask or cool bag.