Getting Through Airport Security?
Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:12 PM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:11 AM
Good luck and I would be interested to know how you sort this out for my own future travel plans, should they end up including a liquid prescription at some point. =)
Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:58 AM
It clearly states that if you have liquid medication that has been prescribed by a physician, you can bring more than 3 oz on the plane. (So you can bring Xyrem, but not OTC cough medicine). You have to separate it from the other things when you go through the scanner and declare it, but as long as it has the prescription label on the outside they should not give you any difficulty.
I just went to Cozumel, Mexico and carried my Xyrem on with me. In addition to the original packaging, I had my physician write a letter on his letterhead that I had to bring my medication with me. I also printed out the page from the TSA so in case someone at the airport gave me a hard time I would say "Look, I printed this off your website this morning."
Here in San Antonio I had no problems. I didn't have any problems boarding in Cozumel either, I just translated the following phrase into Spanish and carried it with me: "Ésta medicina ha sido prescrita por la orden de un médico." (This medicine was prescribed by the order of a physician)
Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:22 PM
Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:58 AM
I have been taking Xyrem for 2 years and have traveled by air at least a dozen times No problems -- just put it in a separate zip lock bag and you should have no problem. It is obviously in a prescription bottle and you can have more than 3 oz. if it is a prescription. (another respondent replied with a more thorough answer -- I just wanted to echo the fact that it is legal to take more than 3 oz liquid if it is a prescribed med.) Also, I am a 30 yr. veteran of narcolepsy and a 20 yr. resident of Solana Beach. I think we are acquainted!Xyrem and air travel
Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:36 AM
Bring a copy of your prescription!!!!
I used to work at the airport and I've seen customs take Prozac from people!
Make sure the medication is in a prescription bottle with your own name too lol
I just had to say it, because I saw some weird stuff when working there