Travelling with medication

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Travelling with medication can present practical problems, particularly as some narcolepsy medications are controlled drugs.

Key points to bear in mind are:

  • Always take enough medication to last for the full duration of your trip, but not excessive amounts
  • Carry medication in its original, correctly labelled packaging
  • Keep your medication in your hand baggage
  • Keep your medication out of sight
  • Be especially aware of restrictions applicable to Controlled Drugs
  • A letter from your GP giving details of your prescription may be useful (and essential when you take Controlled Drugs out of the UK)
  • Check the requirements not only of the UK, but also all other countries you will visit on your trip.  A list of foreign embassies and consulates can be found here.

Download our simple guide to Travelling with Medication and take a look at the presentation on this subject from our 2015 Annual Conference.