Travelling with Medicines: Holiday Advice

1. Keeping medicines cool

Many medicines come with advice to store them at room temperature (18-26°C) including over-the- counter medicines such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and eye drops, as well as vital medicines such as insulin, adrenaline, Ventolin and Humira.

When exposed to extreme heat, temperature sensitive medicines such as these can degrade and become ineffective which can pose health risks.

FRIO cooling wallets keep up to 29 different medications safe for those with diabetes, anaphylaxis, asthma, glaucoma and other conditions. Each wallet maintains a constant internal temperature of 18-26°C for a minimum of 45 hours, even in environments where the temperature is up to 38°C, which makes them ideal for use on summer holidays.

2. Flying with FRIO

We often get asked by our customers whether FRIO wallets can be taken on planes…and the answer is yes!

The gel in our wallets is not classed as a liquid substance so it is allowed to be carried in your hand luggage on board aircrafts. You are allowed to carry essential medicines such as insulin on board but you will require supporting documentation from a relevant medical professional such as a letter from your doctor or a copy of your prescription.

Click here to see the UK government’s information page about flying with essential medicines and medical equipment.

3. Getting rid of needles

It can be difficult to find a way to dispose of your medicine pen needles, especially if you’re relaxing by the pool, out on a long day trip or even at dinner.

Traditional sharps bins can be clumpy and difficult to travel with, but our pocket sharps bin is an easier and more discreet way of storing your needles while you’re out and about on holiday. The entire sharps bin can then be given to your local chemist to dispose of in the same way that larger sharps bins can.

This handy little device will hold 25 needles and will last you all month, and unlike larger sharps bins it is small enough to fit into your pocket or handbag. Order yours here now in time for your holiday.

4. Combatting hypoglycemia

Long days in the sun can cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate, making it harder to anticipate low blood sugar episodes.

Carrying fruit, sweets, snacks and sugary drinks on you is a great way to combat diabetic hypoglycemia but they can often take some time to digest and take effect. A much more convenient and fast acting way to raise blood sugar levels is by taking Elovate 15 glucose sachets.

Elovate 15 contains a measured amount of glucose powder that dissolves rapidly in the mouth to ensure that blood sugar is raised in minutes. Available in boxes of 6 or 12 sachets.

2017-09-28T16:38:32+00:00