USA Medical Card™ Provides Tips for Traveling with Medication

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With summer vacations about to start, USA Medical Card reminds travelers how to best handle their prescriptions.

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Tip: After removing prescriptions from baggage, put out of reach to prevent childhood poisoning.

Carefree vacations can quickly turn into disasters if medicine is not properly cared for during travel, especially for patients with chronic conditions visiting foreign destinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that these travelers look up how readily available health supplies will be at planned destinations.

For extra precaution, travelers should keep handy a sheet of contact information for their doctors and pharmacists, as well as a list of all of their medications should the need for a new prescription arise while away from home.

Additional tips for traveling with medication include:

  •     Show medicines to a TSA agent before going through security check
  •     Put prescriptions in carry-on luggage to keep at proper temperature and reduce risk of loss
  •     Keep drugs in a cool dry place during transit and at the destination
  •     Avoid leaving medicines in the car, bathroom or on top of electronics
  •     After removing prescriptions from baggage, put out of reach to prevent childhood poisoning

If travel plans involve time zone changes, consult a doctor or pharmacist to create a specific travel schedule for this circumstance. As much as possible, stay on track when taking medicines.

USA Medical Card Co-Founder and President Jordan Sessler says, “Travel plans don’t have to interfere with getting healthy. If you need to save on a prescription while away from home, use our free pharmacy discount card to help reduce the price. It’s accepted at virtually every pharmacy across the country. If you don’t have our card, get one instantly by either going to or texting USAMC to 95577.”

The pre-activated USA Medical Card is accepted at more than 62,000 pharmacies across the country — local, regional and national chains such as CVS, Costco, Target, Rite Aid, Walmart and Walgreens (pharmacy locator: Eligible Rx medications include Lipitor, Crestor, Nexium, Plavix as well as thousands of popular medications.

This short video explains the advantages of the card:

About USA Medical Card
USA Medical Card was founded to provide prescription savings to the estimated over 100 million people in America with inadequate prescription coverage. The company reaches out to families, individuals and seniors who are most at risk, and whose health would be compromised without the savings the pharmacy discount card provides. USA Medical Card has been given an “A+” rating by the Better Business Bureau.

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