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    Senior Member sunworshipperII's Avatar
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    Medications

    I always put in my carryon.... now can I put them in those like 7 days dispensers or do I have to leave them in the pill bottles....does it matter








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    I've always used my script bottles.... and I think that's recommended, but I can't see why the dispenser would be a problem.

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    2 years ago we flew home and sat next to an elderly lady. Her son was directly behind her. She went into cardiac arrest. They moved us to first class to work on her. Her son when asked what meds she had taken said he had no idea. Purse was gone through. That was a lesson learned for us. We now carry our meds on with us in their orig. containers on the plane.
    i don't think it matters what you carry them in but what I am trying to convey is people need to know what you're taking.
    i have to carry 4 bottles on.


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    I always put in my carryon.... now can I put them in those like 7 days dispensers or do I have to leave them in the pill bottles....does it matter

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    It's a customs requirement for most countries that you carry the original container with the prescription label - doctor's name, DIN# etc OR a letter explaining same.

    Given Aruba's pretty stringent drug laws, I think it would be prudent to keep drugs in original containers and then put them in the dispensing carrier when through customs.

    And, if you run out, the Aruba doctor will probably want to see the label to know what you're taking, how much and when.

    And, as Cindy pointed out, it'll speak for you if you can't speak for yourself.

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    we go for two weeks or more. I always bring the two week pill dispenser for me and one for my hubby. never had a problem. granted, the only prescription pills in the dispensers besides vitamins are for cholesterol. I don't know if we had to take anything else what I would do though, that's a judgment call on your part.

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    Dont take anything really other than BP pills and acid reflex stuff.. but will bring original bottles just enough for vaca..
    Muscle relaxers for back so they should be in original containers..
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    I always bring prescription bottle with docs name as a carry on. Don't want that to get lost with luggage. One year I left my medication at home by mistake. The pharmacist in Aruba wrote me a prescription for a weeks supply of blood pressure meds for like $15. I got the name brand too and my prescription is generic. I agree with Cindyo you have to know the medications you or family are taking. One time my mother was hospitalized and I knew all 4 medications she was taking, the dosage, how many times a day or week. The doctor told me that most family members didn't know so he was surprised. My mother also wears a wrist band from medic alert. All they have to do is call the number on the wrist band and they have all the information.

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    I bring my meds in original bottles so I have all the info if needed and they are in our carry on. Also have carry on small cooler with insulin and syringes etc. they let you have an ice pack for the insulin too.

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    My tip for travel and/or life every day. I am on no meds but DH has four, I typed up a list of his meds and dosage, taped it to a index card which he carries with him at all time in his wallet. This comes in handy when he sees a new doctor or if something were to happen I know where to find it. You may know the meds you take but the correct spelling and dosage is also important. When we travel to Aruba I also keep the same list on a card in with my passport and travel documents. I did not realize you should travel with the actual bottles however, I usually put his meds in the day of the week dispenser. I would hope customs would never take away meds if they were not in a bottle, pretty scary to think of. I may have to go back to taking the bottles with us.

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    Conventional wisdom is that you always bring meds in their original bottle. If you are stopped by Customs, it can make you life easier.
    My advice is to only take what you need for your trip with maybe a day or two extra as back up. I normally keep one old bottle to travel with.

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