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Traveling By Air With Prescription Drugs? Take Safety Steps

11/18/11

  12:13:25 pm, by MedBen5   , 136 words,  
Categories: Prescription

Traveling By Air With Prescription Drugs? Take Safety Steps

If you plan to travel by air this holiday season, you know that some pre-planning is a must, if just so you can get through security with minimal pat-downs. And that goes double if you have to bring prescription drugs with you.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests these precautions for air travel with prescription medications (via HealthDay News):

  • Pack your meds in a carry-on bag, so they don’t get lost.
  • Carry with you a list of your prescriptions, including brand and generic names.
  • Carry a letter, on your doctor’s letterhead, with the physician’s prescription for any injectable or controlled substance.
  • Make sure someone at home has an extra copy of your prescriptions.
  • If traveling internationally, consult with the American Embassy or Consulate to ensure that your meds are allowed in the host country.

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