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RyanF
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 2/12/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all--

For those of you on Humira, have any of you traveled while on Humira where you had to take a dose with you to your destination? I'm headed out to San Diego in March for some R&R with my wife before she gets too far along in her pregnancy. The time we'll be there falls over the Saturday I'm to take an injection.

So my concern is with security. It is less than the max allowed liquid but the issue is that its encased in a syringe pen! Further more, I have intention on bringing this pen back with me as it is a sharp object and needs to be disposed of properly (I'm using Humira's sharps container program to dispose of the pens). So what have you guys done?

I have the little cold case Humira included in the welcome kit-- so I think I have plenty of time between leaving Denver and getting to SD and having them meds keep. In fact I plan on including an extra chill pack just to be sure.

....But... none of this matters if I can't get the darn thing through security.

Any advice is appreciated. I should note, I do not have a note from my doctor saying I need these meds.
Ryan


Meds:
Began Humira on 10 Jan 2009
Second injection: two pens on 24 Jan 2009
Third injection: two pens on 07 Feb 2009
Humira pen (1) weekly WIE UFN
Rowasa nightly
Canasa daily
Lialda X3
Probiotics + protein digestive enzymes


psAinCanada
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 2/12/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Humira too, although I haven't flow with it yet. I have flown, including in the U.S., with MTX syringes. I just put them in the clear plastic bag with other toiletries. Security never commented on it at all. I wouldn't worry too much about it; many people travel with insulin, for example.

The TSA's own web site (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1374.shtm) says

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Medications

All medications in any form or type (for instance, pills, injectables, or homeopathic) and associated supplies (syringes, Sharps disposal container, pre-loaded syringes, jet injectors, pens, infusers, etc.) are allowed through the security checkpoint once they have been screened. Atropens, an auto-injection system that can help treat many emergency conditions (low heart rate, breathing problems, and excess saliva related to insecticide, nerve gas or mushroom poisoning) are also allowed.

We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to assist with the screening process.


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If you're really worried, you could print the page from the web site and keep it with you.

Safe travels, and good luck with the Humira.
Healing well with psoriasis, PsA, and hypogonadism, and happy to share my experiences.
 


RyanF
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 358
   Posted 2/12/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much psAinCanada!!! That answers my question! Sweet!
Ryan


Meds:
Began Humira on 10 Jan 2009
Second injection: two pens on 24 Jan 2009
Third injection: two pens on 07 Feb 2009
Humira pen (1) weekly WIE UFN
Rowasa nightly
Canasa daily
Lialda X3
Probiotics + protein digestive enzymes

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