After my last travel experience, I thought I'd debrief on my med packing issues!
- Pack all of your meds. I know that sounds obvious. But don't forget to pack "as needed" meds too – things like pain relievers, decongestants or expectorants that you might need in a different environment. Fortunately, the one I forgot was OTC and easy to pick up. Don't forget to pack your emergency prednisone if you doc has you keep that on hand.
- Pack more than you need. You never know when you will be delayed. We wound up stuck an extra 5 days once and my dh had only packed just enough of his bp meds
- Have your meds for travel days easily accessible. Make sure they aren't in your toiletries bag at the bottom of your suitcase! Make sure you adjust for time zone differences or long flights to keep on schedule.
- If you have a lot of different meds to pack, use a pill sorter other smaller containers. I find the pharmacy bottles hard to pack. I have some flat, small, divided containers that I use for meds. I put a label on each compartment to tell me what is in there. Sometimes meds can look similar and you don't want to get them mixed up if you take them out of their original containers.
Anyone have any other tips to add?