Traveling with meds
Sep 6, 2006
Excuse me if I have the wrong forum. I'm an American citizen going to virgin islands (American and British) for a week. I'm reading comflicting info on whether to keep meds in original packages or put in zip lock bags. I also hear that they should be carried on. Can gel caps be carried on and would this cause more attendion at check points then being in a suitcase I really don't want the original bottles if possible. (we are not freinds and in the 10 ten years we have been together I have never taken them passed the drug store parking lot where they are put into other bottles. I'm terribly afraid of disclosure and don't want a scene at the airports expecially amongst my niave traveling companions. Should I take them in the original bottles, in a zip lock bag with vitamins and calcium all mixed in or just not take them at all. I have been 100% complient for 10 years. I really don't want this trip to be the end of life as I know it. Please help
Response from Dr. Henry
Excellent and very important questions. For patients of mine that have been traveling recently I have written a note explaining the medications in case a carry on pouch with meds (or a pill-minder tray) is examined. It is my understanding the key medications can be carried on with such a note. Some of my patients have put their vitamins and other non-HIV medications in a separate pouch/pill bottle and have passed through security OK. If any reader has an official response to this type of question please post or direct to the posting. KH
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