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Travelling/Flying to States? Medications?

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Travelling/Flying to States? Medications?

Hello,
I'll be flying to USA from canada, and i was wondering what the requirements are to bring any medications on board. E.g. Tylenol, diarrhea pills, etc
Do the containers have to be brand new with unbroken seal? how do they deal with medication bottles?
thank you!!
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If you have concerns, then just wait till you are in the US to buy them. Having said that, just keep them in the original bottles and leave them in your checked luggage.
I have taken over the counter medications across the border often and not had a problem, even when it was in my carry on bag..
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ChanceOfThunder wrote:
Jun 19th, 2017 12:45 am
Hello,
I'll be flying to USA from canada, and i was wondering what the requirements are to bring any medications on board. E.g. Tylenol, diarrhea pills, etc
Do the containers have to be brand new with unbroken seal? how do they deal with medication bottles?
thank you!!

Take the amount you need for your trip.

If travelling without the original containers,
take a picture of the label from each medication/ prescription using your phone's camera

For prescriptions, make sure the photo is fully legible in particular, the pharmacy name, phone number and prescription number. Some pharmacies can also print a list of your prescriptions.

The amount in your possession should match both the prescription and your intended stay. (i.e. don't have 2000 Viagra tablets for an overnight stay and if the prescription was for 200 tablets)

Don't put prescription medication in checked baggage



https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... a2l3bG4%3D


http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/09/tsa-travel- ... h.html?m=1
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l69norm wrote:
Jun 19th, 2017 9:35 am
Take the amount you need for your trip.

If travelling without the original containers,
take a picture of the label from each medication/ prescription using your phone's camera

For prescriptions, make sure the photo is fully legible in particular, the pharmacy name, phone number and prescription number. Some pharmacies can also print a list of your prescriptions.

The amount in your possession should match both the prescription and your intended stay. (i.e. don't have 2000 Viagra tablets for an overnight stay and if the prescription was for 200 tablets)

Don't put prescription medication in checked baggage



https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail ... a2l3bG4%3D


http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/09/tsa-travel- ... h.html?m=1
Thanks for that. I have had prescription meds in by checked in bags almost all the time. I do have a list of all the medications though. I have never been questioned or called into secondary for it so, lucky I guess.
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