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PRESCRIPTIONS #98007
05/21/2016 10:33 AM
05/21/2016 10:33 AM
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Venice Florida (Texas transpla...
stoneyusaf Offline OP
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I just got through taking the time to take my supplements and prescriptions and putting them all in individual snack bags so that I'll just have to grab a bag each day and take my stuff. Has anyone had any issues bringing their scripts this way while traveling? I know some folks use the little pill boxes that have the days marked on them (e.g. Mon, Tues, etc.) and that is what I sometime use. I don't want to get there and have a hassle or worse, have them take them away from me. Any experience with this? I was just going to back them in my checked luggage. to avoid the most obvious search.


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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: stoneyusaf] #98008
05/21/2016 10:49 AM
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I can't address the meds in a baggie issue but I usually take a picture of the script or med bottle and save it on my phone for reference. I've never been asked but its there if I need it.

I would never put my meds in a checked bag.

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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: SoakInSaltwater] #98009
05/21/2016 10:53 AM
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I always carry my meds with me in carry on luggage, in case they get lost. However I also carry a copy of my prescription form which the doctor supplies with me, but maybe that's different to how you get your meds in the states? Never, ever had an issue anywhere in the world.

Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: salica] #98010
05/21/2016 11:25 AM
05/21/2016 11:25 AM
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I bring mine in snack baggies in my backpack all the time.

Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: stoneyusaf] #98011
05/21/2016 11:53 AM
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I have never had security ask me about my meds, but do NOT!!!!! under any circumstance, put them in checked bags!!! Very bad idea. Couldn't hurt to have a paper copy of the prescription(s) from your pharmacist, if you're not keeping them in the original bottles. I think TSA regs SAY you're supposed to keep them in the original bottles, but from my experience, anyone that takes more than one medication, they don't do that.


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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: Carol_Hill] #98012
05/21/2016 12:06 PM
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Never ,ever had an issue..I keep them in their bottles and always have them in my carryon..never checked..

Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: Manpot] #98013
05/21/2016 01:01 PM
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Anytime you travel to a foreign country you should have a prescription for all drugs you are carrying. Without one you are smuggling if a customs official wants to press to test. Ask Rush Limbaugh!
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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: GeorgeC1] #98014
05/21/2016 01:35 PM
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Certainly less risk if it is not a controlled substance or narcotic. But technically it is a crime in Texas and under US Federal law to take prescriptions out of their original container. The TSA "recommends" they are kept in the original container but does not require it.

Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: GeorgeC1] #98015
05/21/2016 03:27 PM
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Ya never know...
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I'm way beyond medicating. Electro shock maybe, but meds won't ever work <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />


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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: HillsideView] #98016
05/21/2016 06:15 PM
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For an interesting experiment, take your prescription into that little apothecary near the roundabout and ask for enough pills to make it until you get home. You will be AMAZED at the price difference between the BVI and the Walgreens or RiteAid back home.


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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: stoneyusaf] #98017
05/21/2016 07:25 PM
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Glenn A is right. We are in Martinique and LuSea hurt her back. Went to the pharmacy with empty bottles from the vet in NY and got 3 times the amt of pills for less than 1/3 of what we paid in NY for a few pills. and they were controlled substances. No questions asked.
Same for us peeps.


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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: Carolyn] #98018
05/21/2016 08:38 PM
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Georgia & South Carolina
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American Medical Companies (Drugs and equipment/ supplies) are often multiple times higher in US than overseas...SAME ....Sad


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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: Deepcut] #98019
05/22/2016 08:05 PM
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Never, ever, checked luggage! Ever


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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: jphart] #98020
05/22/2016 09:08 PM
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First, doesnt it really, really suck tha we have to take so many pills each day?
Second, never,ever questioned pills in BVI or anywhere in the world - just not an issue.
Third, Glenn is right- in amost all foregin countrys, drugs are issued by a pharamist (or whoever happens to be beyond the counter) and the prices are staggeringly low.


Mike
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Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: mdoyle9999] #98021
05/23/2016 10:21 AM
05/23/2016 10:21 AM
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Photos of your pill bottles showing the prescription label should help keep you out of the gulag.
As long as there are no narcotic-based or opioid-based perscriptions (my personal opinion) you'll have less chance of running afoul of the law if the pills are in baggies.
If I had to take something that could be abused (such as morphine or codeine based) I'd probably bring it in the prescription bottle. And of course, never put them in checked baggage.

Re: PRESCRIPTIONS [Re: Twanger] #98022
05/23/2016 10:39 AM
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Agreed, Schedule II substances should be in the original bottles, for sure.


Carol Hill

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