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Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

I would like to know if carring drugs like encorate and lametec are permitted by the customs while travelling abroad?

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Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

I always carry my Dilantin in my carry-on bag. Never had a problem. I always make sure to have incase my luggage is lost :)

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Hi, i always carry my prescription and my doctors # just incase they need proof :)

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

I have my doctor's business cards. If I can't get in to see him, I figure that helps. I have 3 doctors in one city & 1 in another.
I've never had a problem, but same thing, I carry a prescription on long trips.
On weekend trips where I'm in a car just crossing over that isn't always possible & bridge customs USA/Canada is just as picky, that's where I would pull out my insurance card & my doctor's business card.

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Hi, i always carry my prescription and my doctors # just incase they need proof :)

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Just bring your written prescription with you if there's any problem.  And do keep the meds in your pocketbook.

Happy travels!    Phylis Feiner Johnson    www.epilepsytalk.com

 

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Keep your medicine in a marked prescription bottle, not one that is unreadable. Don't carry pills loose in your pocket or any unmarked container. Even in USA if you are carrying pills in an unmarked bottle and a police officer arrives due to you having a seizure, police will seize any pills think your seizure is due to drug abuse and charge you with,"Possession of Drugs". Timothy Baldwin

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

I have travelled all over the world from Australia and have always carried a prescription & letter with my tegretol & epilim from my doctor stating what the tablets are for.

I always carry a copy & meds in my booked in luggage & the originals & meds on me in my carry-on!! Make sure you keep meds, prescription & letter together.

I have never had any problems doing this!

Happy travels!

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Hey might be its allowed but not sure.You can carry the epilepsy drugs with the prescriptions provided by the doctor.Once i had carried it but only with the prescription provided by my doctor.motorcycle lawyer

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Normally if you have a letter from your doctor (preffered in english or translated for the land you are going to) it will give no problems, i think the whole world finally understands what seizures are ;-) If you come to the netherlands it is no problem :-)

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Traveled  abroad and had the letter from the physicians.  Indicating the sz disorder,  what type of sz,  medication amts.,  phone #'s. to contact. 

I had medications labeled by the pharmacy when travelling in another country so I would not be stopped w/ any questions.  I had no problems.  I have other medical problems too.

Medic Alert International is helpful when going into other countries.  I never needed any assisstance but they have an emergency line and information too.

Re: Carrying epilepsy drugs while travelling abroad?

Thanx all for the help. The thing is I'm traveling abroad with a group of friends (guys and girls) and I haven’t disclosed this problem to anyone other than my family neither do I want to unless circumstances demand. I wanted to know if the luggage or carry-on bag is checked by the customs at the airport openly. I mean do I need to show the prescription while my carry-on bag is being checked in front of all (rest of the passengers) or is it done in an enclosed area. Sounding very naive but this is the first time I'm traveling out of India. Pl keep in mind that I take 4 pills a day so the medicines are going to be in bulk if I’m planning a month long trip. Thanx for help in advance.

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