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Prescription drugs and customs #222858
12/13/06 11:35 AM
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One more question... we are arriving thurs. night. My daughter will be following us in on saturday night so will not be travelling with us.

My daughter takes several rx drugs for her asthma, an antibiotic, and a non-narcotic pain killer for an injury in a motorcycle accident several months ago. (altho I may bring her darvocet since she will be walking alot; that's when her leg bothers her and that is considered a narcotic).

I was going to put her drugs along with ours in our checked luggage since she will only be taking a carry-on bag. My thinking was that they would go through easier in checked. (there are no drugs that anyone would think twice about... I was just being concerned)

All drugs are in their orig. bottles labeled ect.

However, if our checked bag is searched will it be a problem b/c we have her drugs yet she is not with us??

or

should she just take her own drugs in her carry-on and there won't be any problems??

Thanks a bunch! One more sleep and we are there!!!
Robin

Last edited by cokelush; 12/13/06 12:04 PM.
Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: cokelush] #222901
12/13/06 01:43 PM
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Have her bring her own stuff in her carryon. If for some reason your luggage gets lost she is out of luck. Always bring in your carryon anything you cannot afford to lose.

Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: dabunk] #222911
12/13/06 02:43 PM
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It's a good idea to have her MD's prescription for the meds with her too.


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Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: krehfish] #222913
12/13/06 02:49 PM
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There's no way to get the MD prescription... the pharmacy keeps them for their records. (military treatment facility).
I'll have her put them in her carry-on and hope for the best.
Thanks.

Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: cokelush] #222958
12/13/06 05:06 PM
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While here if you need a refill, they will almost always accept the bottle itself for refills. Very little here requires a prescription.

Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: dabunk] #222967
12/13/06 06:53 PM
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definitly keep all meds with her in her carry on!!!! incase of lost luggage with others have already mentioned.


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Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: Stephania*21] #222983
12/13/06 08:05 PM
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Last year I brought prescription meds in and was told I would have to pay duty, unless I could show an original of the prescription. As with cokelush I was unable to, but I had anticipated this and had a letter from the doctor saying I needed the drugs, plus a copy of the form which shows the drugs prescribed. Made no difference - I was charged duty, though fortunately at a fairly low rate.

Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: ] #223012
12/13/06 10:48 PM
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Pedro2 - do you remember about what the amount was that you had to pay? My daughter will be traveling w/ her bf but neither have dealt w/ customs before.
She's not going to be bringing alot of money and I just don't want the customs people to freak her out.
She is very pretty and I could tell her to cry... maybe that would get her out of it?? lol.

Anyways, I'm trying to prepare her for any scenario... and I had no clue that she/we might have to pay duty on rx drugs. wow.

Thanks for the heads up.

Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: cokelush] #223014
12/13/06 10:58 PM
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I believe this is the first time I heard of questions on medicine and customs.
We carry medications and no one ever asked any question.

We go often to Belize... smile

Re: Prescription drugs and customs [Re: NYgal] #223016
12/13/06 11:50 PM
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Good to know NYgal. Guess we'll all find out soon! I'll warn her tho'.
We are beyond excited!!

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