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1. Posted by -Pei.Ling- (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

I will be going abroad to Asia for one year and I was told to by my doctor to bring multi-vitamins, calcium pills and tums. I will be bringing enough for my stay (which is alot). They are all still in their sealed, original-bottled state but I am afraid that airport luggage security will confiscate it. Which is 'safer', packing it up in my check-in or carry-on? I have about 4 gallon-sized ziplock bags in my carry-on right now filled with assorted things - will this be a problem with confiscation???

2. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 4y

Why would one need all those medicines????
As a tourist, you'll have access to fresh vegetables and fruit every day, you won't die of starvation!

And in case you think you'll need a supplement, you can buy it at the spot, there is no need to worry!

3. Posted by Raylene85 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Do you need special vitamins? There are vitamins available all over Asia. You can always have them mailed to where you are staying when you get there.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Aug-2010, at 17:20 by Raylene85 ]

4. Posted by backlasher (Budding Member 29 posts) 4y

I've carried medicine and vitamins in their original bottles through security going to Europe without problems. As long as the bottles are sealed and the prescriptions are for you I don't think you'll have a problem.

5. Posted by RBurgundy (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

I was wondering the same thing, but on top of that I also have my allergy medication for 6 months = around 400 pills. Was wondering if anyone ever got asked a question about them when checking in.
And yeah you can buy vitamin pills everywhere you go, but you still have to buy them by the bottle :).

6. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 4y

Multi-vit tabs and single-vit tabs really are very hyped up - and offer very little in benefit. You will get more vitamins absorbed naturally, by eating small amounts of fresh fruit and salad on a daily basis.

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