Has anyone experienced any difficulties flying with prescription (or non-prescription) drugs?
It looks like I may have an impromptu trip coming up in the next few days, and I haven’t time to get a covering letter from my GP, and I don’t think I’ve even kept the prescriptions.
I’d be travelling with (at least) Baclofen, Diazepam, Qunine, Codeine, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Microgynon (oral contraceptive).
Plus Vitamin D & Magnesium. The latter are in a huge jar I don’t want to take, so I’d rather count out the number I need for the trip and wrap in a twist of cling film or something. But then I’ll have no proof they’re only magnesium - they’ll just be some white pills.
Anyone had any aggro with this?
I would want all my medication in my hand luggage, just in case the hold luggage goes astray. Obviously anything I can’t do without stays with me.
Would it be prudent to call the carrier and warn them I’ll be travelling with prescription drugs, or am I worrying about nothing?
I have walked through with about three bottles of liquid morphine before - for my father, not myself - and nobody batted an eyelid. Staff did seem to have some kind of sixth sense about what’s legit and what’s not. But maybe my dad looked rather more sick than I do, and I think a family with an old couple attracts less suspicion anyway.
This time I’ll be on my own.