Medications while visiting

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  1. larryrae

    larryrae Enthusiast Registered Member

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    I will be coming in with girlfriends at the end of May. I have severe back pain and have had 3 spinal fusions. I can still bring my pain meds, right? As long as I have a letter from my doctor along with the meds in their original bottles. Is this still correct?
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    Yep that's all we have done and never had a problem,,,
     
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    Tequila will amplify the drugs effects , be carefull
     
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    yes it will.... in addition to making your clothes fall off..............
     
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    medications

    I'll worry about getting my meds there first, and the clothes later!
     
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    I work for TSA in the states and meds are fine. If they are liquid they will need additional screening, but otherwise leave in your bag, they should be fine.
     
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    So the cancun airport page says if you get the "red light", your bags will be hand searched. It also says if you needed a prescription to get them, then you need a prescription with you. Will a letter on my physicians letterhead with medications and dosages, signed by my physician not suffice?
     
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    Do not bring a larger supply then you will need also.
     
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    So Barnabus, your post confused me. Are you saying a letter listing my meds on my physicians letterhead, signed by him will suffice or are you saying I need the actual written prescriptions to carry with my meds? I have a serious heart/lung issue and an autoimmune disease, so the list is long. The doctors office acts like it's a real pain to write out separate prescriptions for each med.

    Also, on meds I can't do without, I think I'd want to take a couple days extra with me in case for some reason I couldn't leave the day scheduled, like hurricaine, tropical depression, etc. Surely that wouldn't be a problem.
     
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    Our pharmacy , does a print out of aall the drugs in oour name, and the Doctors who perscibede them.

    unless you thinking of bring in a whole bunch of narcotics , I think you overthinking this ,, you reciets with your name/ bottles with your name,/ and correct amount of pills should suffice.
     
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    Well, two of mine are narcotics, but I'd only be taking what I need for the stay.
     
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    I'm thinking that I will carry a letter from my doc, my printed pharmacy list and just to be safe have him write out prescriptions for the narcotics, just in case.
     
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    Bring your prescription. The more documentation, the better.