Taking Medicines

Frequently Asked Questions

22. How can I manage my medications when I travel?

  • Before you travel, ask your doctor or pharmacist how to adjust your medicine schedule to account for changes in time zones, routine, and diet.
  • Carry a list of all the medications you take with you.
  • Bring the phone numbers of your doctors and pharmacists with you.
  • When flying, carry your medicines with you; do not pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Take enough medication with you in case you need to stay longer.
  • When traveling, always keep medicines out of heat and direct sunlight.

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