Sunday, February 8, 2015

Travels: Medications and Travelilng

Do you need to travel with your medications? Do you know the TSA rules and regs about that? How many can you take with you? What about an IV bag or syringe?

According to the TSA, you may travel with an unlimited amount of pills and solid meds plus anything related to those. That includes freezer packs, IV bags, syringes, and pumps...just as long as those are all declared prior to going through security. That means you need to stop at the airline counter to check in and declare those items.

What if your meds are in liquid form and exceed the 3.4 ounces limit? Again, you must inform the airline prior to going through security.

It's always a good idea to have your meds in their original prescription bottles as well. 

It's also a good idea to keep them with you in your purse or carry on bag and not in your checked luggage.

There are special circumstances for passengers traveling with radioactive meds and oxygen tanks or other respiratory equipment. Be sure to check with TSA or your airline. 

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