Taking medications along for the ride

If you take medications for MS, it's important to know how to store and transport them while traveling.

Air travel has the tightest restrictions on medications. Canadian authorities allow you to bring your MS medications on board the plane in your carry-on baggage. For injectable medications, the needle guard must be in place. The syringe must be stored with the medication. The medication must be in a container with a clear, professional pre-printed pharmacy label. A good way to meet these requirements is to save and use your original packaging. Contact the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for more information. These are the minimum requirements for Canada. Contact your airline to see if they have any other requirements for medications, especially if you are traveling outside the country.

It's also a good idea to have a copy of your prescription and a letter from your doctor with current information about your treatment, so there are no questions about your need for the medication you are traveling with.

If you're traveling by land or sea, it's also a good idea to follow the storage and labeling guidelines above, and to contact your carrier for further requirements.

Check with your pharmacist or read the packaging information on how to properly store your medications.

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