Have a Safe Trip (with Your Medications)


Traveling on vacation can be hectic enough without the added problem of worrying about your medications. Keep in mind that medications are sensitive to temperature extremes. Therefore, if you're traveling to a hot and humid climate, take extra care to keep your medicines in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Never store them in your car's glove compartment or trunk. If your travels take you to places that include water activities, be sure to keep your medications cool and dry. When flying, pack medications in your carry-on luggage. This way, you will have access to them during your flight and ensure you will have your medications with you even if your checked-in baggage gets lost. It is also a good idea to bring more medication with you than you need in case of travel delays. Remember to keep medications stored in their original container and bring a complete list of your medicines, doses, schedule and important phone numbers with you including those of your local pharmacy and physician.

Created on January 1, 2003

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