You are correct about the 30 day restriction. Read this to prepare the necessary documents. http://www.thaiembassy.org/bucharest/contents/files/travel-20120907-191945-489473.pdf
As for what happens when the medicine runs out, you might be able to buy the medicine here or an acceptable substitute.
How about posting a list of the medicine or PM me and I can check with a pharmacy that specializes in prescription medicine. Then you can check with your doctor and insurance company as appropriate to be sure you have the right medicine and you will be covered
Also advise your estimated departure day from your home country.
Most pharmacists know enough English and can read the names of the medicines in English, and almost all medicine is packaged in Thai and English. You can also look up the medicine on the Internet and take screen captures to show to a pharmacist. The availability of medicine may, however depend on where you are located, so if you provide the city where you will be and the list of medicines, I may be able to locate pharmacies that carry a lot of prescription drugs.
We've lived in Thailand on and off for almost ten years. I take blood pressure medication from the states, but ran out last year. When my husband arrived, he brought me a year's supply in his carry on luggage. No problem. My advice is bring what you need.
I would be very cautious about making recommendations that could be in violation of Thai law. Thai jails are not exactly noted for being a pleasant environment. If your husband smuggled in the medicines without proper documentation, consider him lucky.
@caughtintheact: Can you be more specific? What has anyone here recommended that is against Thai law? I agree that it is foolish to go to Thailand in order to get high on weed or cocaine, but buying heart meds is perfectly legal, no?
Buying the medication in thailand may be legal but bringing in a years supply of a drug without full documentation I would suspect would be illegal in any country. If they were to check and find a years supply which must be a lot of pills they might accuse you of smuggling in prescription drugs to sell on the black market, not a good idea at all. I did bring in an aweful lot of pills for diabetes and gout I also was not questioned but its a risk
Both gout and diabetes medications are plentiful, cheap and don't require a doctor's prescription. Pharmacists not carrying certain meds can order almost any medication from the major pharmaceutical companies. No sleeping meds.
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