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1. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

just wondering if anyone knew how stricked they are on prescription drugs, its just that i suffer from very bad heartburn n im reli going to need them, is this going to be a problem....

2. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

who?

3. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

cambodia/thailand/vietnam

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

This thread seems to be on prescription drugs...

I don't know about specific countries, but in general you're OK to travel with prescription drugs so long as they're in their original packaging with a clear label. So many people carry prescription drugs, I doubt any one country can be that strict.

Remember to pack them in your carry-on luggage, too!

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 29, 2008, at 7:23 AM by tway ]

5. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

yup as long as they are in original packaging you will be fine. You can buy almost anything you like over the counter in pharmacies in se asia so they aren't too strict

joey

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 29, 2008, at 7:43 AM by joey22 ]

6. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

thanks thats put my mind right at ease

7. Posted by StephenJen (Respected Member 37 posts) 7y

Yup. Original packaging is a plus, and if possible, carry the prescriptions too... i have been asked for these when travelling vietnam and thailand when i was carrying ultra strong painkillers (for migraine)... no dramas, but they did ask me for them.

Don't think anything would have happened anyway without this, just make sure you check the websites to make sure the medication you are carrying is not illegal in each of the countries you are planning to visit... Otherwise, you can always buy whatever you need over the counter in these countries, but sometimes the language barrier can be a challenge when making sure you get the right thing! lol

Enjoy your travels :)

8. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 7y

Quoting colinmc

just wondering if anyone knew how stricked they are on prescription drugs, its just that i suffer from very bad heartburn n im reli going to need them, is this going to be a problem....

I travel with prescription Prilosec and Ranitidine all the time. No problem at all! I do have the pills in the proper containers not in a plastic baggie!

Bring your prescription with you and if you run out you can get some refills at a local pharmacy. For Thailand I stick with the large pharmacy chains like Boots, Watsons and others like that. Check the expiration date and read the data sheet that comes with the tablet or pill. The data sheet is often written in several foreign languages, English in particular.

When you travel on buses, trains, planes keep your meds with you. Also same for money, travel checks, jewelry and expensive electronics. Don't put these items in the check in bag. Keep these items near your seat or in sight. I have come across "tourists" who have put cash, jewelry, passport in checked in bags and then have those bags lost or rifled through!

Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 30, 2008, at 11:57 AM by karazyal ]

9. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

thats sumthing that i was thinking about....how safe are ur bags?? from airport staff and travellers alike

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