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1. Posted by marniep (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

What do you travel with to organize you vitamins in?

2. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

one of those box organizer things?

actually, scratch that, you could get in trouble that way.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 14, 2008, at 8:32 PM by Latarina ]

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Oh, thanks! I was wondering about that, too. I want to bring one of those two-week pill organizers with a multi-vitamin, Vitamin D tablet, Bio-K Plus capsule (probiotic), and a malaria pill for every day. I don't want to bring all the containers cause they'll weigh an absolute ton!

What's the story with that? Will they confiscate them, question me, or worse?

4. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Depends on how long you're travelling for?

I try to get mine in strip or blister packs for easy identification purposes in case my bag gets searched or I get questioned. I just dump them all in a ziplock bag. I don't like carrying loose tablets and I would avoid using dosette boxes for too long a trip as getting the pills out of their original packing may compromise their quality, especially if you travel in too hot/humid/cold conditions anbd your bottles/box aren't airtight.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I do use an organizer for the OTC meds I take along (anti-histamines, decongestants, vitamins, etc.) and have never had a problem. If the authorities want to confiscate them, go for it as I can replace them at my destination. No one has ever taken my container away and I always place it in my carry-on.

T, as far as your anti-malarials - keep them in the original prescription bottle. Depending on what med you are going to use, they may be available as an OTC in S. Africa but I wouldn't take that chance. If you are making a stop in Europe first (I know you have a couple of R&R days somewhere before S.A.), you won't likely be able to replace the med without using your prescription at a chemist/pharmacy. Also, be sure to have a copy of your prescription in case of loss/theft of the original bottle.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Thanks, G! It doesn't matter if I lose the vitamins, but the other stuff's kinda important...