MS LifeLines® provides a free travel kit for anyone taking Rebif®. This travel kit includes an insulated container to keep your Rebif® cool while you travel. If you do not have a travel kit, call MS LifeLines® toll-free at 1-877-447-3243, and we will send one to you.
Remember that you may want to pack a little more medication than you think you’ll need in order to cover any travel delays.
You should always store your Rebif® in the refrigerator between 36 °F and 46 °F (2 °C and 8 °C). Do not freeze. You should check the temperature of the refrigerator that you are using while traveling to avoid unintentionally freezing Rebif®. For small hotel refrigerators, store Rebif® away from the unit's cooling element and small freezer compartment. If a refrigerator is not available, Rebif® may be stored for up to 30 days between 36 °F and 77 °F (2 °C and 25 °C), away from heat and light.
If you're traveling by car, don't leave your supplies on the dashboard, in the glove compartment, in the trunk, or in a parked car. Keep your supplies with you in the climate-controlled area of the car.
If you are flying, keep your supplies with you in your carry-on bag so that they remain with you in case of lost luggage! It is safe to pass Rebif® and Rebif® Rebidose® through screening devices. Don’t keep Rebif® in the overhead rack—the lights can make the storage space too warm.
Prior to flying, be sure to check with your airline and the latest TSA regulations regarding traveling with injectable medicines. These rules are subject to change and may require certain documentation, such as a note from your healthcare provider that describes the medication and why you take it. You can also print a card from the TSA website that identifies you as someone with MS. This card may help expedite things at the TSA screening checkpoint. Go to TSA.gov, click on “Disabilities and Medical Conditions,” and follow instructions for the “TSA Notification Card."
Remember to bring along an empty biohazard (sharps) container and an extra ice pack. The Rebif® Travel Kit includes a reusable ice pack.