Traveling While on Treatment
If you plan to travel while on treatment, there are several considerations you need to think about when making arrangements:
- If you’re traveling by car, do not leave medications in a hot vehicle.
- Make sure you can refrigerate your interferon wherever you’ll be staying and keep a copy of the prescription with you. Remember to bring a small Sharps container to safely dispose of your needles.
- If you’re traveling by air, carry on all medications with you in the cabin. Keep them in their original containers with the prescription label. Pack your interferon in an insulated carry-on bag with a frozen gel pack.
- Some airports, particularly overseas, may have stricter security standards. It’s safest to have a doctor’s note certifying that you are on injectable prescription medication.
- Make sure to bring contact information for your healthcare providers with you in case you need to contact them with a question or concern.
- Keep a card in your wallet that indicates who to call in an emergency. This should include contact information for a family member and your doctor.