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If it’s not possible to keep your ENBREL refrigerated while you’re travelling, it can be stored at room temperature (maximum 25°C) for up to 4 weeks.

Once ENBREL is stored at room temperature, ENBREL must be used within 4 weeks.

If you do transfer ENBREL to room temperature storage, it is suggested that you take note of the date it was taken out of refrigeration, as well as the date it should be used by.

You should protect ENBREL from light, sources of heat, and humidity until you are ready to use it.

If you are flying, ask the airline in advance whether your ENBREL can be refrigerated during the flight.

You should take your ENBREL on board with you as part of your hand luggage. Prescription medicine, medical devices and ice packs are exempt from the restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels and can be packed in your carry-on bags. The amount of prescription medication that may be carried on board an aircraft must be reasonable for the duration of your flight(s). However, you must:

  • leave the medicine in its original packaging.
  • have medicines ready for security inspection.
  • make sure the name on your medicine label matches the name on the boarding pass.

You must also carry an ENBREL prescription and letter from your doctor.

This is to explain to Customs and Airport Security why you need to carry sharps and gel packs. It should detail the medicines you are carrying, how much you are taking and that the medication is for personal use. The letter should also state that ice packs/gel packs are required to regulate the storage temperature.

If you are going overseas, make sure ENBREL is permitted in the other countries you plan to visit.

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade recommends that you contact the consulates or embassies of countries you will be visiting well in advance to make sure the medicines you are taking are permitted.