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Air Travel with EDC and Preparedness Items

Discussion in 'Travel' started by ArkansasFan30, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    Guess I've been lucky. I get my prescriptions dispensed in 90 day quantities. No way I'd carry the entire batches with me! I use those pill carriers that are set up in weekly 'bins' so each day's pills are there. I've never had an issue. But then I don't set foot in Europe. Period. Maybe I'll have to figure out a way to photocopy the pill bottle/vial labels...or speak to my pharmacist to print me separate labels without quantities on them for travel if I ever travel overseas again...

    L'chaim!

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  2. garza

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    Immodium is a liquid gel capsule but labeled OTC products in small quantities should not be an issue.
     
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    I guess I've never seen the liqui-gel Immodium. I thought it came in dry pills.
     
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  4. Trevor98

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    Watch out with the flashlight- a couple of years ago the tsa guy checking my bag wanted to make sure my light worked. He took about 300 lumens to his face and was a little grumpy checking the rest of my bag.

    I now put them in low mode when packing.
     
  5. _mg_

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    I hadn't heard of the Cav Arms TQ before, so I did some research. Came across this and thought it might be of interest.

    http://shortbarrelshepherd.com/tourniquet-lessons-learned/
     
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  6. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

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    Never had a problem with prescription tablets in Europe.
     
  7. thegrouch314

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    I guess it depends where you are, what sort of meds and if they're hand luggage.

    I'm in the UK and I had no problem with anti-depressants in the hold but trying to take morphine through hand luggage takes at least half an hour in security and drug testing.
     
  8. Moshe ben David

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    If the morphine was labelled as such or if it was in ampules or vials usually associated with syringes I think I can understand why it attracted attention. But if it was just unlabelled tablets together with other tablets? Not sure why it attracted attention. Oh wait a second. Does airport security in UK use any sort of sniffers, either machine or canine? Could be another way the morphine attracted attention... Even just a residue from handling on your hands or on the outside of a container....

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  9. thegrouch314

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    by law, I have to declare any controlled substances, which morphine is.
     
  10. Moshe ben David

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    Well, there you go!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  11. garza

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    When traveling to Japan, you need to declare your medications and some require exemption forms. Products containing Pseudoephedrine are banned. Adderall is not allowed if taken for ADHD. You can be arrested for not declaring either product.

    International travel adds another level to the scrutiny.
     
  12. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

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    So far this year I have flown from Gatwick, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, and Copenhagen without the security goons showing any interest in the variety of prescription and OTC tablets in my carry-on bag.
     
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