Travelling with medicines

This page provides general information to help you prepare for a trip and to give medicines whilst travelling.

  • If your child is on a course of treatment or needs to take medicines regularly, it is important that you continue to give these whilst travelling or on holiday. This may be difficult while you are away from home and your usual routine, so you need to plan ahead.
  • If you are going on a long trip, discuss this with your doctor, as you may need to make special arrangements for prescriptions and supplies of medicines.
  • If your child has complex health needs and takes several medicines, talk to your healthcare professional before travelling.
  • Information on individual medicines is available on the Medicines Information pages.