Travelling with Medication

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1. Posted by funfrus (Budding Member 20 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

if i'm putting pills in a different pill container than the one i bought them in will they toss it on me if they check my luggage? I just want to bring some caffeine(i'm that kinda guy) and Glucosamine. i've never flown in THROUGH the states before and i'm not sure extactly how anal they are in regards to pills etc.


2. Posted by lostkiwi (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi ya,
common sense should prevail, tell me, what would you do as a Customs Agent when you come across little pills and powder in unlabbled containers and the owner of them is saying "Yes Sir, they are Caffiene pills and Glucosimine, honest!".

All I can say to that is make sure you bring the KY Jelly and limber up before hand to make the rubber glove experience as plesent as it can be!!!

As for classing the items you say as "Medication", don't think so and Customs won't fall for it either!
Caffiene (a stimulant) pills here in New Zealand were banned awhile ago, you now get low dosage caffiene pills i.e. Hairy Lemmon.
Glucosimine (for muscle repair) is a cheap supplement which you would be better buying in country.

That's my thoughts on the matter.


3. Posted by funfrus (Budding Member 20 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hmmm Maybe it's just me but Glucosamine for muscle repair isn't cheap-anywhere really, but thats not the topic of the thread.

If it had been a question of common sense i would have excersized it. Without trying to pin blame on the United States Customs Officials for being....detailed... (because they have all the right in the world to be as anal as they are) they have acted outside the realm of the common sensical in the past.

Secondly, If you hadn't have told me i wouldn't have known that caffeine was recently banned in New Zealand-so i won't be bring those.