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Traveling with medication

Traveling with medication can pose challenges. Below are some general tips and advice to make travel easier:

  • Keep medications in their original, labeled containers
    Pack all your medications in your carry-on luggage in their original, labeled containers. This will help expedite security and customs screening
  • Carry a copy of your original prescription
    This is helpful in the event that your medication is lost or stolen. Make sure both the generic and brand name of the medication are included
  • Check how your medication should be stored
    Read the Patient Information leaflet that comes with your medication to check how the medication should be stored. If your medication needs to be kept cool, check how long you will be traveling and, if going to a hot climate, invest in a specialist medical cooler bag
  • Wear a medical alert bracelet
    If you are taking any medication for acromegaly, or other medical condition, and are traveling away from home, particularly if in another country, it is also a good idea to carry medical identification with you or wear a medical alert bracelet in case of an emergency Consult someone in your healthcare team for advice on traveling with medication or ask your local patient support group for help.

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