Traveling with chronic diseases like diabetes can be stressful, especially when your treatment depends on refrigerated and temperature-sensitive medications like Mounjaro or insulin.
Whether for a day trip, a week holiday, or a year around the globe, planning and packing your medicines and medical supplies must be well thought out to ensure they get to your destination without any issue.
Depending on the length of your trip, your destination (national or international), and your transportation means (airplane, car, boat, train), there are some precautions to take and documents to prepare to travel with Mounjaro injections.
Mounjaro Travel CasesThe temperature is the first and most important thing to consider before traveling with Mounjaro pens.
As you know, Tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Mounjaro, is a biological drug that must be refrigerated to stay effective.
According to Eli Lilly, Mounjaro’s manufacturer, your pens can only stay out of the fridge for 21 days, and when they do, they still need to be protected from high heat.
Exposure to temperatures above 86°F (30°C), even briefly, could spoil the medicine inside your pen and make it lose part or all of its potency.
These temperature restrictions imply extra care when traveling with Mounjaro, especially in two kinds of scenarios:
- You’re traveling for more than 21 days. In that case, you must keep your pens constantly refrigerated between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and 8°C).
- You're traveling for less than 21 days, but the outside temperature may get higher than 86°F (30°C). In that case, you must protect your pens from the heat and ensure they stay at room temperature.
Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Keeping medications cool while you're traveling is our job! We’ve designed the most convenient and performant medical-grade travel coolers. Here are our best travel cases for Mounjaro pens:
Related article: How to Keep Insulin Cool While Traveling?
The Nomad Portable Cooler Keeps Mounjaro Refrigerated
4AllFamily's Nomad Travel Cooler - Fit 1 Mounjaro pen (Medium) or 3 Mounjaro pens (Big)
Keeping medicines refrigerated while traveling isn't such an easy thing. We've been there, and we know about dripping ice coolers, unreliable temperatures, and lost medications.
Our Nomad cooling bottle can keep Mounjaro pens at fridge temperature between 36°F and46°F (2°C and 8°C) for up to 30 hours with an outside temperature of 104°F / 40°C. It works with biogel freeze packs and doesn’t require electricity, making a small, lightweight cooler, easy to carry around wherever you go.
If you need to carry higher volumes or refrigerate your pens longer, check out our Voyager and Explorer models. They act like real mini-fridges and offer higher performances when plugged into any USB power source (car cigarette lighter, portable solar panel, power bank, etc.).
4AllFamily's Explorer Cooling Case - Fits 3 Mounjaro pens
The Companion Soft Cooling Bag Keeps Mounjaro at Room Temperature
Now, if you only need to protect your pens from the outside heat and ensure they don’t get exposed to temperatures above 86°F (30°C) while traveling, our Companion Cooling Bag is made for you!
It’s a soft insulated cooling case that works with Biogel ice packs (included) and keeps your Mounjaro pens at a safe temperature below 79°F (26°C).
We’re always coming up with new innovative coolers for medications, so don't hesitate to browse our catalog or contact our support team. We're here to help you choose the product that best suits your personal needs.
Related article: The ultimate checklist for traveling with diabetes!
More Tips to Keep Mounjaro Cool while Traveling
- Always keep your Mounjaro pens in the shade.
- Avoid direct sunlight.
- Use a thermometer to keep track of temperatures.
- Never leave your injections in the car.
- Do not place your medicine near a heat source (fireplace, stove, barbecue, hot plate, oven, burner, etc.)
- Only take your medicine out if you have no other choice.
- Leave your pens at home if you go to a sunny place like the beach.
- Keep track of the expiration date, and never use a Mounjaro pen that's been out of the fridge for more than 21 days or exposed to high temperatures even briefly.
Related article: How to Inject Mounjaro and Use the Injector Pen Correctly?
Flying with MounjaroMany of you are wondering if you can take Mounjaro on a plane. Yes, you can! The Transportation and Security Administration guidelines about traveling with medications are straightforward:
- Liquid injectable medicines are allowed on the plane. The 3.4 ounces liquid restriction does not apply to medical supplies.
- You’re allowed to take needles and syringes on the plane when it’s needed for your treatment.
You can download a free TSA medication notification card. It's no obligation, but it may help speed up and smooth the airport security screening process.
When flying to international destinations with medications like Mounjaro, you might be required to show the following documentation:
- A doctor’s letter
- Your medical prescriptions
- A document from your pharmacy
- The original containers and labels of the medicine
- Proof of medical insurance
Related article: Tips for traveling with medication internationally.