Travelling with medications
Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:32 AM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:36 AM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:41 AM
I had some narcotics and it wasn't ever questioned.
It might not be a bad idea to have a letter from his doctor with you just in case. I wouldn't have to list specifics, just FI has a medical condition...
TSA: Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
Here's the link to the TSA site. You can also call them if you have a specific question that isn't answered.
I had to call about taking my flowers. Since they were fake I didn't want to have them confiscated because they have wired stems. I was told that if a question isn't answered or there isn't an offical policy, it is up to an individual screening agent.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:12 AM
I do have kind of a funny story related to this though. Down in Playa del Carmen we met a really nice couple at the bar and had some drinks with them. He is a medical doctor, and says he always travels "prepared" with a few various prescriptions. Since they do a lot of hiking and outdoorsy type stuff, he usually takes a prescription for Hydrocodone (Vicodin) with them in case they get hurt. Well, one year they went to India (I think that was the place) and there was a huge to do over narcotics there. There was even a special line where you have to go to state that you are bringing in Narcotics. Well, knowing that he had Hydrocodone on him, he went and stood in this line (apparently not doing so can get you in major trouble, if not death!). When he finally got through the line and showed them his "narcotics" the agents actually laughed at him! Apparently those are nothing compared to "real" narcotics they see there... We all had a good chuckle over this
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:23 AM
Just as an added safety I am also going to have FI Dr. write a letter.
Do you think his Dr. needs to specify his medical condition in the letter or do you think it can just say something to the affect that he is under Drs. care and requires medication?
Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:40 AM
You might want to say heart condition, pain management, etc. I just personally wouldn't want to many details out there. I'm really weird about stuff like that though. I'll walk around naked, but don't want anyone to know I had a flu shot...go figure.
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