Traveling With Your Prescription

The last thing you want to think about before you go overseas is your prescription medication.   If you need to travel with a prescription, here are some key tips:
  1. Have your doctor write you a letter describing the medical condition, the prescription medications, and the generic names of prescribed drugs. If something happens to your prescription all of your doctors information will be on the letter along with the medical description of your condition and any medicine you are taking. 
  2. Search for key words and phrases in the local language of where you are traveling for your condition and your medication, and write them down or memorize those words. 
  3. Leave medications in their original containers so they are clearly labeled.  Avoid putting them in an unmarked container with no information about the drug. 
  4. Finally, custom procedures for prescription drugs can vary greatly, and in some areas, US prescriptions can be considered illegal narcotics.  You're encouraged to talk to the foreign embassy about the rules of your prescription. For more information visit  http://www.state.gov/travel/index.htm

 

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Seven Corners
Seven Corners is one of the industry's most experienced travel health insurance providers. The company serves leisure, student, business, government, missionary and volunteer travelers. It offers an extensive selection of international medical and travel insurance policies to U.S. citizens traveling overseas or foreign nationals visiting the United States. The company maintains the industry's most comprehensive network of international health care providers. Seven Corners is a member of the United States Travel Insurance Association, is GSA certified and is currently pursuing a SAS 70 Type II compliant designation. The company is privately held and headquarters just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, IN.