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  1. #1
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    Jun 2013

    Traveling with Medication

    Are there any guidelines to follow if you have daily medication when you travel in the US? What are your recommendations? I know some meds have to be refrigerated, so in those cases, a room with a fridge would be necessary. What other considerations are there?

  2. #2
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    Jul 2013

    Re: Traveling with Medication

    I really can't think of any. If you're flying, I guess you could be asked about your medications when you go through security, but I don't see where that would be a big deal. I've traveled with my kids' medicines and never had any problems.

    The only thing I can think of is maybe get a note from your doctor if you're worried about someone asking questions. Like you said, definitely make sure your hotel has a refrigerator if your medicine needs to be refrigerated. You could also ask your doctor for an extra prescription to carry with you just in case something happened, like spilling it (if it's a liquid) or losing the bag you're carrying it in.

    Of course, there may be other things I'm not aware of, but as far as I know traveling with medicine isn't a big deal and has to be very common.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2013

    Re: Traveling with Medication

    Prescription medication is allowed in unlimited amounts. They do not necessarily need to be kept in prescription bottles but there are regulations in some states that deem it necessary.
    Medications in liquid form(aerosol and gels included) need to be thoroughly screened if they exceed more 3.4 ounces.
    Plumps, syringes and IV bags are also allowed but they need to be declared before the screening process so as to have a separate procedure done to them by the airport authorities.
    I hope this helps.

  4. #4
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    Re: Traveling with Medication

    I think you should bring all that you need since it's medication and its a matter of life and death so there are no authorities that is allow to put you at risk so do bring everything that you need. They would get in trouble if they intervene. You should speak to their boss if they do so. All medication are honor in most places, no matter where you go in the US. All you have to do is tell them that you're ill and those are your medication. As long as they're legal, you can bring them for sure. I think there are things that are illegal in some states still so beware of those things like medical marijuana. Your health is important to everyone so no one will tell you not to bring your medication. You should put them in cool room temperature and avoid the heat so put them in a bag and don't put them near the sun.

  5. #5
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    May 2015

    Re: Traveling with Medication

    I agree with you, for safe journey everyone should prepared for all that stuff. Anything can be happened.

  6. #6
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    Mar 2015

    Re: Traveling with Medication

    I have seen people carrying such stuff which can be a useful thing big time and also to me new york watkins glen state park is there because of the way and rest of things gets dealt with surely.

  7. #7
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    Sep 2015

    Re: Traveling with Medication

    Travelling with medicines checklist:
    Check the INCB Guidelines if travelling with medications that are narcotics or psychotropics.
    Be aware of medications with potential for abuse (e.g. anabolic steroids).
    Be aware that many countries permit taking only a 30-day supply of certain medicines
    and require carrying a prescription or an import license certificate.
    Keep the tablets together with the original packaging and information leaflet. Carry a
    copy of your prescription, particularly for prescribed medicines that act on the Central
    Nervous System.
    Women’s Health
    Last edited by fredmore; 11-23-2015 at 08:12 AM.



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