Spring Break Travels: Can I take Prescription Pills on a Plane?

Spring Break Travels: Can I take Prescription Pills on a Plane?

As you're gearing up for your vacation, you might ask yourself, "can I carry medication with me in my carry-on and my purse?" The answer is yes! Both carry-on and checked baggage can contain your medication. It is advisable to keep your medication in a compact travel pill case in your carry-on for quick access if needed. 

Solid medication: You can bring pills or solid medication in unlimited amounts, provided they undergo screening.

Liquid medication: Medication in liquid form is permitted in carry-on bags, even if it exceeds the 3.4-ounce limit, as long as it is in reasonable quantities for the flight. While there is no need to place medically necessary liquids in a zip-top bag, it is important to inform the officer at the beginning of the screening checkpoint process. Medically necessary liquids may undergo additional screening, including the possibility of being asked to open the container.

 travel pill box

The next question you may ask is: "Do I have to carry my medications in their original prescription bottles?" The answer is no! TSA does not mandate medications to be in prescription bottles. As mentioned on the TSA website, it is advisable to keep your pills in travel pill box for quick access if needed. However, it's important to be aware that individual states have specific laws regarding the labeling of prescription medication, and passengers must adhere to these regulations.

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