Things To Remember When Flying With Medication
Are you flying with medicines post-surgery? Then this article will provide you with all the information you need while flying with medication.
Tips To Remember When Traveling With Medication
Packing Medications For Flying
Remember these essential tips when flying with medication, and have a smooth and relaxed trip.
Plan to ensure you have all the medication you need while you’re away from home or returning home from surgery abroad.
Pack the medicines in an organized manner. Keep in mind unfortunate incidents. This will help you eliminate any discomfort if there are any delays.
Pack all medications in your carry-on bag rather than your checked luggage. Then you will have all your medicines even if your baggage is lost or delayed.
Pack enough of your medication to last the entire trip, plus a little extra in case of delays.
If you buy your prescription drugs on insurance, check if your plan allows you to pick up more than one month’s medicine supply at a time. Since some plans do not allow this. If so, you may need an insurance override to stock up on your medicines.
Things To Remember While Flying With Prescription Medication
Airlines have specific rules and guidelines regarding flying with medications.
These differ from country to country. Each has different rules and regulations, but these few tips will help you have a relaxed journey, whichever country.
Bring a doctor’s note explaining why you’re carrying the medicine if asked about it.
It is best to have a sheet of paper with the following information –
- Full name of the medicine, including strength (for example, venlafaxine ER 75 mg)
- Instructions/frequency for taking it (for example: take one capsule by mouth daily)
- Full name & phone number of the prescribing physician
- Prescription number
- Pharmacy phone number
- Pharmacy insurance information: BIN number, PCN, ID number, and group
This will help if you need to refill your medications while traveling. You can experience different side effects from your regular prescription drugs when they’re away from home.
Check and review potential side effects and plan.
When traveling to a country, be sure to research the different laws about the medication before you go.
Traveling with medication can be a bit of a hassle, but following these tips should help make the process smoother. Happy traveling!
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US Customs & Border Protection – Traveling with Medication
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