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Traveling with Avonex injections and medical assistance abroad

Hi there, I hope you're doing well. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) and I was hoping to reach out to fellow individuals with MS for some advice. I'm planning to travel and I need information on how to handle my Avonex injections while abroad. If you have any experience or tips on traveling with Avonex, I would greatly appreciate your input. Additionally, I'm looking for countries that offer good medical assistance programs for foreign individuals. These programs are essential for ensuring access to healthcare services and medications while away from home. If you know of any countries with supportive programs in place, I would be grateful for your recommendations. Thank you so much for your help. I believe sharing experiences can make a big difference in managing MS and living a fulfilling life despite the challenges.

@anis_md7 Check with your healthcare team, they should be able to provide you with a letter explaining about the needles and medication if questioned. Most Western countries offer medical assistance, if needed. I assume most hospitals, anywhere in the world, will be able to offer assistance if you need to dispose of used needles. If you don't ask, you won't get. And our MS isn't the only condition that requires the use of needles. Make sure you have enough Avonex for your travels. If the injection is going to be a problem, then perhaps consider moving onto a drug that comes in pill/tablet form. Have travel insurance, that should cover you if you need medical intervention whilst travelling.


I went from canada to the usa last month with around 10 copaxone injections by plane. I was super worried too lol I didnt had a paper from the neuro but had the original packaging with my info on it. No issues, would recommend taking the box off your carry on and placing it apart on the bins when you are going trought security, like we do with laptops.