How Judy Packs Her Pills for Travel

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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

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Explorer Judy tells the group about how she manages her pills, especially for travel. She shows the multi-colored interlocking cylinders that easily screw together and apart, saying that she much prefers this method to using plastic bags or the popular plastic container with doors for storage. 

Not liking the having to sort a day's pills into each container, she finds it easier to pack the needed number of daily doses of each prescription together in one of the plastic compartments. "It's easy to count out a weeks worth of one type of pill in each compartment (vs. sorting by all that are needed daily)."

Here are more useful travel tips:

  • Keep a duplicate medication set in a carry on bag, besides what is in your checked bag.
  • Also keep some in pockets for use on the airplane.

The group agrees with one caution in particular: Foreign ports may require that medications be in original prescription bottles and accompanied by a the written prescription.

 

Learn more: Medication Management & Pill Reminder Guide

 

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medication adherence aids, pill boxes pill organizers, travel pill boxes