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#309289 - 11/06/08 08:06 PM Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem?
Don Greife Offline
A friend of mine is due to arrive about the 20th and he takes a couple of Rx drugs. He asked if there might be any problem at customs with his meds. I don't take medicine and was no help to him. Can somebody shed a little light on how to avoid any problems with this for him? Many Thanks Don Greife
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#309290 - 11/06/08 08:08 PM Re: Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem? [Re: Don Greife]
pamkillen Offline
no problem but bring them in original bottles

#309292 - 11/06/08 08:09 PM Re: Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem? [Re: pamkillen]
shuffles Offline
Never had anyone even ask about medications, like Pam says, keep them in original bottle....
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#309293 - 11/06/08 08:11 PM Re: Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem? [Re: pamkillen]
GBZ39 Offline
Most generics can be obtained locally with ease.....and less expensive than in US.

#309304 - 11/06/08 08:59 PM Re: Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem? [Re: GBZ39]
Leah-Ann Offline
Here's what CDC says:

Items to Bring With You
Medicines you may need:
The prescription medicines you take every day. Make sure you have enough to last during your trip. Keep them in their original prescription bottles and always in your carry-on luggage. Be sure to follow security guidelines, if the medicines are liquids.

Note: Some drugs available by prescription in the US are illegal in other countries. Check the US Department of State Consular Information Sheets for the country(s) you intend to visit or the embassy or consulate for that country(s). If your medication is not allowed in the country you will be visiting, ask your health-care provider to write a letter on office stationery stating the medication has been prescribed for you.

I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

#309320 - 11/06/08 10:06 PM Re: Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem? [Re: Leah-Ann]
Peter Jones Offline
I was charged import duty at Corozal when I brought in some prescription drugs, along with a copy of the prescription. They said I had to have the original prescription (which of course is impossible).

#309339 - 11/06/08 11:17 PM Re: Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem? [Re: Peter Jones]
Don Greife Offline
Thanks ALL.
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#309583 - 11/07/08 11:45 PM Re: Is Bringing Rx Drugs in Any Problem? [Re: Don Greife]
indygal Offline
My experience is .... don't expect to be able to buy what you NEED in Belize - I have tried - would hear over and over - we can get them for you, but they never arrived. I take 3 medications and have never been able to buy them in Belize. I bring in a 6 mn supply of each. I do not announce that I have them, I just put the bottles in with my cosmetics & toiletries.
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