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Bringing my Rx medicine through customs?

Post by billbellamy » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 5:32 am

Hello I take a couple diff medications for my heart, both benzodiazepines. I am moving to Sing and am worried about bringing these through customs because of the strict drug laws. I also have a small amount of vicodin for non related pain issues. Is this going to be a problem? Is there something I can do about this situation? Thanks for any help.
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Post by boffenl » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 8:32 am

Just make sure they are in the original pill bottles--not in a weekly pill box with the days of the week. I have never been questioned at customs, but if you have some shady past (ie drug running) be prepared to be searched and questioned and perhaps have your pills counted.

Also, make sure the name on the pill bottle is very close to the name in your passport.

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Post by Asian_Geekette » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 9:19 pm

Another thing which could help you is if you can get a medical certificate from your doctor which specifies that you're under his/her care and such and such medicines have been prescribed to you for your conditions. Make sure that the name written in the certificate has your legal name (like what boffenl wrote; similar to your your name in your passport).

I carry such medical certificate whenever I travel since I have certain prescription medicines.
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Post by sensei_ » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 9:43 pm

personally, i havent had any troubles bringing in medicines into singapore. worse still (admittedly!) i take all the box away, and cut the label so as to save space in my travelling bag.

for example: i would have a packet of amoxil with the proper label from the box and thats it.
same thing when its lomotil, etc

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