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Old 12-04-2017, 01:06 AM
 
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I think an exception would be made for children obviously. I'm able to sign and pick up Rx for my kids and wife no problem.
Your name is not on those bottles. Even for minor children. You can pick them up for sure, but the name on the container is whom the prescription is for.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:42 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Several flights each year and pack the one-week pill boxes. Six pills per compartment.
Times two with the wife. Never an issue. Think someone is over analyzing the TSA intent.
They do sometimes want to look at my flight-approved Swiss Army "knife".
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:10 AM
 
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The TSA doesn't really care, outside the fluid restrictions and the issues regarding insulin/injectibles. I've never had the TSA look at anything except fluid cough medicine (in the Rx bottle). Customs (both US and foreign) cares.
But leaving the USA one doesn't go through US Customs so I assume that wouldn't be a problem. As for foreign countries' customs I assume that would vary depending on the country.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Unless you consider it life-threatening to skip taking your supplements for a short time while on vacation, just take the (slight) risk and put them in your checked luggage - you'll miss your swimsuit more than your supps if your luggage is lost! Or don't bring them at all if you don't want to keep them in the original containers - seems like a lot of hassle just for some supplements...
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:42 AM
 
Location: MID ATLANTIC
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I also carry one week pill boxes, one for AM and another for PM. I carry a copy of each label in my phone, just in case. Even with one controlled substance, never been questioned.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Several flights each year and pack the one-week pill boxes. Six pills per compartment.
Times two with the wife. Never an issue. Think someone is over analyzing the TSA intent.
They do sometimes want to look at my flight-approved Swiss Army "knife".
It's likely one of those things like an expired sticker on your license plate...maybe no one cares in your hometown but if "they" are looking for a reason to get you on something then you've just provided the reason for a more thorough examination. So that may end up being a bigger issue depending on where you travel.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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For those who carry their drugs in 7 day or plastic bags who have never had a problem - eventually, you might. DH was stopped twice in the last 5 years over this issue, once domestic, once international. Luckily, he also had the bottles and, in the international situation, they literally matched the pills in the 7 day container to the ones in the original bottle!

With the opioid crisis in this country, I believe you're going to see more strict searches related to Rd drugs. Why even take the chance?
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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Post No limit on pills. Any liquid, gel, aerosol medications in carry-on should be declared

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I suppose you could put any kind of pill in a labelled bottle and they might not check to see if that's what it was. I'd rather not get caught.
TSA's role isn't to enforce DEA rules, officially TSA says that they're not going out of their way to look closely at prescription pills carried by passengers, but if they happen to discover something unlawful (including locally-legal marijuana) in the process of looking for actual threats to aviation, they will refer it to law enforcement.

In reality, some TSA staff think they are cops and go out of their to try to bust passengers for drugs, even though this is officially discouraged by the TSA, the DEA has been known to pay off individual TSA agents to assist in drug enforcement activities.

See https://www.tsa.gov/travel/travel-ti...tions-answered and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ebivKv4dI
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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For those who carry their drugs in 7 day or plastic bags who have never had a problem - eventually, you might. DH was stopped twice in the last 5 years over this issue, once domestic, once international. Luckily, he also had the bottles and, in the international situation, they literally matched the pills in the 7 day container to the ones in the original bottle!

With the opioid crisis in this country, I believe you're going to see more strict searches related to Rd drugs. Why even take the chance?
That's a really good point. I will change how I carry mine.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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I used to carry a box of Goody's powders in my bag.. I guess things shifted after I packed and about 10 of them came out and there was some leakage.. I opened the bag up to take something out that had to go through.. Tablet or something of that nature.. And there was a nice coating of white powder on everything.



Nothing bad.. But the TSA, and this was in New Hampshire if I recall correctly, was very confused. Apparently Goody's Powders are not all that common/widely used up there. It did get me sent through the "use a swab to check for explosives" thing, tho. Or, maybe I was already scheduled for that. Think I was on a one-way ticket that time.. It's been 15 years ago now..

The guy was even asking me.. "Why is it a powder like that"?
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