Many of us take prescription medications. So, what do you do when
planning your next trip? Do you know how to pack them? Do you know what to do
if you lose them?
First of all, think about packing your meds.
Do you know what restrictions apply in the country where you are going? It’s
easy enough to check with the embassy to see if your meds could be on their
It’s a good idea to leave your meds in their original containers and
carry a copy of your prescription with you. It’s also a good idea to have a
digital copy of your script. Back it up in the cloud to be safe.
Take enough with you for the whole trip, including a few extra.
Pack your meds in your carry on luggage.
Look up the generic name of your meds. All drugs are not sold under the
same names. You can check out the
International Nonproprietary Name (INN) as this would help a pharmacist in
If you need to purchase meds, do so at a legitimate pharmacy to avoid
getting counterfeit drugs. And, if you do purchase some and end up with side
effects, be sure to notify your physician about this.