Health Tip: Traveling With Prescription
(HealthDay News) -- When you're flying with prescription drugs,
be sure to prepare them carefully before you head out for the
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests
these precautions for air travel with prescription medications:
- Pack your meds in a carry-on bag, so they don't get lost.
- Carry with you a list of your prescriptions, including brand
and generic names.
- Carry a letter, on your doctor's letterhead, with the
physician's prescription for any injectable or controlled
- Make sure someone at home has an extra copy of your
- If traveling internationally, consult with the American Embassy
or Consulate to ensure that your meds are allowed in the host
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