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meds, vitamins and herbs

need info about taking meds and vitamins and herbs.
i want to take a supply that will last 2 months. two are scripts, the others are the normal vitamins and herbs for general well being.
are there any restrictions on quanity. i am familiar with the plastic zip bag from travel's in the good old u.s.a., and the tsa didn't inquire about supplies of each.
will i have a problem checking through customs in the u.s. and in europe if all meds and vitamins and herbs are in see through bags? also is there a limit of 30 day or can i take a 60 day supply of each with me?

Posted by
8975 posts

You only have to put liquids and gels in the zip lock bags. You can take along as many pills and tablets as you desire in your check-in or carry-ons, but U.S. Customs requires all medications be in their original containers with labels.

Posted by
705 posts

Take what you want. I personally make sure anything I take is in it's original container with the label in tact so it's clear exactly what it is. Especially prescription medications.

Posted by
160 posts

I'm leaving tomorrow for a two-month European sojourn, and I'm taking 4 baggies worth of vitamins, joint pills, antacids, and anti-allergy tablets. In each bag, I placed an identifying flap torn off of the manufacturer's container.

This is the first time I've packed a label with my vitamins and herbs, though - on my last two Euro trips (16 days each) I just threw them into a plastic bag & had no issues (and that was in a carry-on that was searched by TSA agents).

I don't see why a 30-day supply of vits and herbs would be any more legal than a 60-day one, but stranger things are possible...guess I'll find out tomorrow :-)

Posted by
54 posts

I took a month's worth of vitamins and supplements with me last year to Italy and this year to Ecuador. I just marked the outside of each baggie with a waterproof felt pen as to what was inside. I have never had tsa question me about them and they were in my carryon. I would separate the vitamins out into separate baggies so that they can be labeled individually.

Posted by
17 posts

thank you kathleen, i will follow your instructions.
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