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Old 12-04-2017, 05:23 PM
 
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Why is this even a thread? You can’t blow up or hijack a commercial airliner with a pill bottle.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:30 PM
 
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Why is this even a thread? You canít blow up or hijack a commercial airliner with a pill bottle.

None the less, there are rules about it, and the OP wanted clarification.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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I always take my medication box which has all of the medication in the original bottles and I take my 7 day pill dispenser.
That way all pills can be matched to all bottles if they want to do so.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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Post "..bring your medication in pill ... form in unlimited amounts...in both carry-on and checked baggage

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None the less, there are rules about it, and the OP wanted clarification.
For domestic travel, there aren't any TSA rules about pills.

TSA states "You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts... TSA does not require passengers to have medications in prescription bottles"
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Why is this even a thread? You can’t blow up or hijack a commercial airliner with a pill bottle.
TSA doesn't officially look for drugs or pill bottles or cash, but DEA is known to bribe civilian TSA agents to tip them off when these are discovered.
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is it that all medications should be in their original containers? i don't want to get snagged through the check in line just because of my medications. i'll be carrying both prescription pills (in their blister packs anyway) and supplements in my upcoming international travel
International travel is where you need to be particularly careful, as customs (both US and foreign) are very interested in pills and prescriptions, and rules can be different from country to country.

But within the USA, the official TSA position is at the link above.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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I guess I've been lucky. I've been traveling internationally for years with my prescriptions in those day-of-the-week pill boxes and nobody has gotten excited about them yet. I guess there's always a first time.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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Now I learned the rules.

TSA does not require passengers to have medications in prescription bottles, but states have individual laws regarding the labeling of prescription medication with which passengers need to comply.


https://www.tsa.gov/blog/2013/09/24/...ing-medication
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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when TSA states that medications should be clearly labelled, does it mean we can carry supplements/pills in pill boxes with handmade labels? or is it that all medications should be in their original containers? i don't want to get snagged through the check in line just because of my medications. i'll be carrying both prescription pills (in their blister packs anyway) and supplements in my upcoming international travel
Keep all medications in their original package. I would bring a copy of your prescription/letter from your doctor as well. You should check and see what medications you're allowed to bring into another country. Many countries have a lot of restrictions on medications. I'd leave the supplements home.

You have to go through customs at the airport when you arrive in your destination country. TSA has nothing to do with customs. So even if TSA let's your meds into the airport, that doesn't mean that customs will allow them into the country.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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What about prescriptions that are in a different person's name? Is that a problem with the TSA?
It's illegal to have a prescription in someone else's name. If that person isn't traveling with you, then you are a red flag waiting to happen.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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Why is this even a thread? You canít blow up or hijack a commercial airliner with a pill bottle.
Doesn't matter. There's still laws about traveling from state to state with prescription medications. There's even more regulation when flying internationally. No one wants to be stuck in a Chinese jail for 10 years over their Lipitor!
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:49 AM
 
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It's illegal to have a prescription in someone else's name. If that person isn't traveling with you, then you are a red flag waiting to happen.
I had somebody send me a rep point and asked "Always prescription drugs stay in original bottles but what about is someone asks you to bring their prescriptions to you and they are temporarily out of the country?"

I guess it's up to you if you want to take a chance but just my opinion, not a great idea. Depending on the country some prescriptions are more controlled than others. And just to make a point, there are some meds that are over the counter in some countries but considered highly controlled in others.
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