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kimbattlincoln
11/8/2016 16:30 EST

I was able to get 4 months worth of my four prescription meds to tide me over until I find a doctor in Panama. Will this be a problem with customs? Hopefully they won't think I'm importing drugs for resale. They'll all be marked with my name and rx # on them.

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BoqueteGirl
11/8/2016 16:52 EST

Did you keep a copy of the prescription? If not, I would have the Dr. write a note explaining your meds. Also, carry them in your carry-on or they will disappear. My daughters pain meds were stolen out of her checked luggage. You may not need any explanation, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Also, make sure you separate a months supply in your purse in case they decide to not let you have the rest. I have NEVER had any issues with meds, but this is Panama and it all depends on who you go through in customs. Maybe I have never experienced any issues because this is how I do it. Just don't know.

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kimbattlincoln
11/8/2016 16:56 EST

Thank you, BG, good advice. I thought about separating them in different suitcases, but now will carry on.

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bakerlady
11/8/2016 19:28 EST

Hi, Just came through customs last week. I had a bag with three months of our medications and there was no problem at all. I'm sure a lot of people, especially seniors, have meds they're bringing with them.

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wjc08
11/9/2016 07:48 EST

Definitely!!! Carry your meds in your carry-on! I bring 3 to 4 months supply with me every time I go home to Panama. Have never had a problem. Although I do not use any controlled medications. ie opioids It would be wise to carry a copy of the script. Hope this helps.

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kimbattlincoln
11/9/2016 09:19 EST

Thanks for all the advice about my meds.

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