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ckari
5/2/2016 00:36 EST

Hey all!

I'm going to be living in Thailand for a year while teaching ESL.

I read online that only a month's worth of prescription meds can be brought into Thailand. However, I am of course going to be there for a year.

Is there any way to get around this rule? Any other options worth considering?

Thanks!

Expatphuket
5/18/2016 08:03 EST

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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chance2014
5/12/2016 01:05 EST

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

wealthychef
5/11/2016 10:51 EST

@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?

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