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Old 03-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #16
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I carry the exact quantity of medication needed. My pharmacy provides a print out, identifying the medication (as well as an image), my name and the doctor, etc. Actually, the printout provides more information, than the original bottle. I've never been asked for any verification, but have it available, if needed.
I always bring MORE than I expect to need, and I divide it between my carry on and checked luggage. And my insurance will let me refill my inhaler early in order to have extras for vacations.

Having a written prescription handy is invaluable should you become separated from your medication while traveling. But I have never been asked for a prescription even when traveling internationally.
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Having a written prescription handy is invaluable should you become separated from your medication while traveling.

But, will another state or country honor it? I haven't asked in a while, but was told no.

But I have never been asked for a prescription even when traveling internationally.
Neither have I.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #18
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I always bring MORE than I expect to need, and I divide it between my carry on and checked luggage. And my insurance will let me refill my inhaler early in order to have extras for vacations.

Having a written prescription handy is invaluable should you become separated from your medication while traveling. But I have never been asked for a prescription even when traveling internationally.
I have had to get meds out of state and internationally. The medicine container with the full label from the pharmacy is needed. Then they have the med name, dosage (printed so they can read it), your doctors name and number, as well as pharmacy information. Any questions they have can be answered and you should be able to get what you need to cover the balance of your trip.

This used to make me nervous... I always bring twice what I need... After my experience I realized that each country and state has their own rules regarding this type of thing. I was advised to NOT put any meds in my checked luggage... I guess there are groups that sell that stuff...

Hope that helps!
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I have had to get meds out of state and internationally. The medicine container with the full label from the pharmacy is needed. Then they have the med name, dosage (printed so they can read it), your doctors name and number, as well as pharmacy information. Any questions they have can be answered and you should be able to get what you need to cover the balance of your trip.

This used to make me nervous... I always bring twice what I need... After my experience I realized that each country and state has their own rules regarding this type of thing. I was advised to NOT put any meds in my checked luggage... I guess there are groups that sell that stuff...

Hope that helps!
I agree.. Have the pharmacy give you the print out... That works too!
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This is exactly what I have always understood. If you're going to a foreign country, you need to have your own prescription to prove that you didn't buy the drugs illegally to bring back to the USA.

So whether it's a LAW or not, it's always a good idea to have your meds in their own bottle from the pharmacy.
Not to mention, if for any reason you needed to go to a hospital while on your trip, or if your trip were seriously delayed, it's a lot easier to have this info with you.
Right. It's not a 'law', but USCB operates by it's own sets of rules and their search and seizures are not bound by the same Fourth Amendment rights afforded to other domestic searches and seizures. So, for all, intents and purposes they are above the law.

My stance on dealing with USCB: do not give them any reason to detain you. ::thumbsup It is a battle that is rarely won. If they say to have it in the original bottle, have the script/note etc. DO IT. It's not hard. It will save you grief.
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