So one thing I find really helpful whenever I’m doing any kind of travel, whether it’s via air or road, is to take along a traveling pharmacy. If you’ve read my blog for awhile you’ll know I like to be prepared for all the things and when it comes to medication, I’ve learned, it’s important to be ready for whatever can go wrong. In my case something almost always does go wrong, traveling can be so unpredictable. For instance, I never know when my chronic back condition is going to flare on me so I always travel with my pain meds. When I’m in pain and my mobility is limited I don’t want to be worrying about finding a local drug store especially when out of country.
I remember a number of years ago I wasn’t as prepared as I should have been and it smartened me up. I was flying on my own with my three kids back from an Ontario visit and my daughter had her very first migraine while on the plane. I had nothing on me and she was in so much pain. I didn’t know what to do and I felt so bad. Since then I don’t take any chances and have put together what I like to call my traveling pharmacy.
I found a super cute inexpensive Orla Kiely cosmetic organizer (not sponsored) for the meds at Target and I now keep it stocked and ready to go at all times.
Note: I’ve recently begun using essential oils for some things and will soon be incorporating those into my traveling pharmacy as well.
Here’s what my organizer looks like:
Dramamine is my best friend for travel. It’s not sold here in Canada but because it works so much better than the Canadian alternatives I always stock up on it when visiting the US.
My middle son has many allergies so allergy meds are a must as well.
A few other basics I include.
I love having everything all in one place, organized and accessible. It’s small enough that I can throw it into my carry-on bag or purse. One thing to remember is to check expiry dates regularly. I hope you find this helpful so you too can be prepared while traveling.
How do you organize your medications for travel?
To see a similar way to organize travel medications for younger kids please visit THIS POST.