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Flying with medication

Posted by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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I've read that you can put medicines in your carry on, but they need to be in a quart sized bag.  My concern is my son has this medicine called diastat rectal gel (for seizures so we need it on us at all times) that won't fit in the bag.  Does security make exceptions?  Do I need a note from his doctor or anything?  I've tried looking online but so far, am overwhelmed with all the information.  Thank you ladies!

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Mom2MikeynLando
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I should add that the box it comes in is large.  It's larger Than a DVD box.  It comes in 2 syringes preloaded and set by the pharmacist.  Thanks!

awesomemommy2
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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The rule for liquids does not apply to meds or breastmilk. Just make sure that there is a prescription tag on it and a note from the doc couldn't hurt. You may get pulled to the side and they may wipe down the tip with the wipes but that's about it.
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Mom2MikeynLando
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM


Awesome, Thank you!

Quoting awesomemommy2:

The rule for liquids does not apply to meds or breastmilk. Just make sure that there is a prescription tag on it and a note from the doc couldn't hurt. You may get pulled to the side and they may wipe down the tip with the wipes but that's about it.



awesomemommy2
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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Quoting Mom2MikeynLando:


Awesome, Thank you!

Quoting awesomemommy2:

The rule for liquids does not apply to meds or breastmilk. Just make sure that there is a prescription tag on it and a note from the doc couldn't hurt. You may get pulled to the side and they may wipe down the tip with the wipes but that's about it.



Here is an exerpt from the TSA website and a link


Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding 3.4 ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Officers may need to open these items to conduct additional screening.


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by Heather on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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it doesnt need to be in a bag...I carry motrin and gravol for my kids...it just has to be in its original container...andhis name on the rx


Mom2MikeynLando
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Awesome, thanks ladies.. I've never flown with kids (matter of fact not since 2002) and appreciate all the answers.  Thanks again!

erin708
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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I would get a doctors note saying it must stay with person and not be checked.
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littlefoots
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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 When i take my cabinet of meds..I have it out and in a bag on the security scan belt in a seperate bin. I let them know its my meds and have a docs note ready if need be. I have yet to come across any issues.

miss_AP
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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As long as its labeled a prescription you will be fine. Since they look like syringes I might have a medication sheet handy. Ask the pharmacist if they are ok to go through the radation machine too.

Mom2MikeynLando
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM

You ladies are all wonderful! Thanks so much!

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