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Nancy I
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Bring Medication into Singapore

Postby Nancy I » Wed, 04 Jan 2006 4:20 am

Hi, I take prescribed medicines on a daily basis. I will need these meds as I come into the country and enough not to see a Dr for a while. What paperwork will I need to do this and not have problems with immigration?? Also, I heard that if I even bring Tylenol / Advil (over the counter med in the US) into the country I will need prescriptions for that true??? Thanks for your help!
Nancy :)

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Postby Matney » Wed, 04 Jan 2006 4:17 pm

I haven't had any trouble. I am also on several medications daily. I arrived a year ago not knowing, but had prescriptions from my doctor for each drug. I made sure that I had a couple of months worth as well. I then didn't need to rush around to locate a doctor. I have never had any trouble. When you go a doctor here take the scripts with you and maybe even the bottles as the names differ in each country.
Most doctors will have the meds at their office, but one of mine does require that I go to Guardian to have it filled.They never have the correct amount, so I have to return the next day or so.
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Postby yoongf » Wed, 04 Jan 2006 4:55 pm

Quote from the website..

If you need to bring in medicines (especially sleeping pills, depressants, stimulants, etc.) for your physical well-being while travelling, you must possess a physician’s prescription certifying so.

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Postby Cheekybeek » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 2:17 pm

try this site: ... ed.html#b4

If your medicines contain any controlled substance listed in Appendix A, you are required to apply for a controlled substance permit from the Centre for Drug Administration (CDA), Health Sciences Authority, Singapore, before your travel to Singapore.

To apply for the permit, please send your written application, at least ten days before your arrival date, by fax or mail to:

Division of Manufacturing and Quality Audit
Centre For Drug Administration
Health Sciences Authority
11 Biopolis Way #11-03 Helios
Singapore 138667
Fax: (65) 64789068, Tel: (65) 68663522

The following documents and information are required to be submitted with your application:

a) Names and dosages of the medicines (both brand names and names of active ingredients contained in the products)

b) Your doctor's letter certifying the medical conditions for which the medicines are prescribed

c) Total quantity of each type of medicines that will be brought into Singapore

d) Your flight details and intended length of stay in Singapore

e) Your address and fax number

Nancy I
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Bringing Medication into Singapore

Postby Nancy I » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 2:43 am

Thanks! That is a HUGE help! :)
Nancy :)

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