Gordon: Travelling with multiple medicines – Medication organisers for travel

Listen to patients and health professionals speak about their experience with taking multiple medicines.

Age at interview: 73
Number of medicines: 13
Cultural background: Anglo-Australian

Gordon needs to be careful how he packs his medicines for travel, as some can deteriorate if they are stored incorrectly.

Well, if I'm travelling … if I'm going to visit interstate or anything like that, or even just for a weekend away, I use one of those seven-day containers [dosette box]. But some of them … for instance, you can't put that one in with them because it sweats and then you end up with a slurry in the bottom of the thing. So you've got to keep that one separate. But all the others leave them in the al-foil, cut the strips off and … so usually, if I'm going away for a weekend or something like that, I'll take seven days' supply with me. Day and night … they've got a day and night. I find that quite easy to look after. Just press out the day you're starting, that's all.


Please remember

It is important to check with your doctor or pharmacist about how to pack medicines for travel so they do not deteriorate.

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The Living with multiple medicines project was developed in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia.