Taking medications on the road

Ask questions about rules, and get supplies in advance.

When it's time for an overnight or extended trip, there are lots of things to pack — your clothes, toiletries, and maybe important documents. But sometimes medicine isn't at the top of the list. "I hear about people forgetting medications at home, not bringing enough for the whole trip, or packing them in a suitcase that gets lost," says Dr. Suzanne Salamon, associate chief of gerontology at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Whether you're staying across town or traveling around the world, consider the following strategies to help you maintain your medication regimen.

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