Travelling on Plane with EpiPen?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Luvin*Livvy, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Luvin*Livvy

    Luvin*Livvy Mouseketeer

    Apr 3, 2007
    What's protocol on epipens on planes?

    My SIL wanted me to ask b/c she has one for herself and one for her daughter (3YO) that she needs to have with her.

    Is there anything specific she needs to do with it to get to keep it in her carry-on? Can she pack it and walk right thru? Does she need to take it out and put it thru security? Does she need proof of anything?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. JessLCH

    JessLCH DIS Veteran

    Oct 24, 2006
    I travel with 4 Epipens for my 2 allergic kids all the time. We have taken dozens of flights both domestically and internationally with no problems. I put them in my carry ons. Every once in a rare while the TSA guy manning the scanner asks what is in the bags and I tell them Epipens. No problem whatsoever. I also carry the chewable children's Benadryl tablets (generic brand from Target or CVS) since they are much easier to pack and carry than liquids.
  3. Gigi22

    Gigi22 DIS Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Agreed with the PP. We have taken DH's epipen on several international flights. Never a problem anywhere. As an extra precaution, we have a signed letter from DH's doctor that explains that the epipen is required to treat a life-threatening allergy. We keep the letter with the epipen in DH's carry on.
  4. lost*in*cyberspace

    lost*in*cyberspace DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2005
    You can always get a definitive answer to these types of questions at

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