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A friend of mine is traveling to sfo from manila. Is it okay for her to bring Vials of glutathione(Please no hate comments)with unused syringes and needles( for her personal use). 

 

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Thread is moved from Off Topic to the Philippines regional forum -- others might have experience.


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1 minute ago, little immigrant said:

I had to bring pre-filled syringes from Germany to the States. I had a doctors note and carried them in my hand bag. TSA was super understanding and a flight attendant put them in a fridge for me. 

is the doctor note necessary?

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I agree that while a doctor note may not be required it would show that the syringes are for a legitimate use. I would also put them in a puncture proof container in case someone inspects the case, and make sure the glutathione is in a sealed, unused vial. As a nurse, I've seen drug abusers routinely hide illegal substances in things like insulin vials so they don't get caught. A prescription is the best way to show s/he isn't smuggling something. 

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3 minutes ago, EandH0904 said:

I agree that while a doctor note may not be required it would show that the syringes are for a legitimate use. I would also put them in a puncture proof container in case someone inspects the case, and make sure the glutathione is in a sealed, unused vial. As a nurse, I've seen drug abusers routinely hide illegal substances in things like insulin vials so they don't get caught. A prescription is the best way to show s/he isn't smuggling something. 

 

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this is the item. thank you for the replies :)

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Posted (edited)

What if its unprescibed? is it still necessary to carry a drs note? it's for whitening purposes😌Can she say its for skin whitening purposes?

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If your friend is going to the Philippines for two weeks (for example) and carrying a case full of medicine, it will be VERY suspicious.  If she is carrying only the amount she will need on her trip, then that is not so bad.  Carrying a case like this makes it look like she will be selling the stuff.   If this is off-the-shelf stuff, then she will not need a doctor's note.

 

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1 hour ago, Sukie said:

If your friend is going to the Philippines for two weeks (for example) and carrying a case full of medicine, it will be VERY suspicious.  If she is carrying only the amount she will need on her trip, then that is not so bad.  Carrying a case like this makes it look like she will be selling the stuff.   If this is off-the-shelf stuff, then she will not need a doctor's note.

 

Sukie in NY

The photo is just a sample of the item. 

she will bring  3 box (1 box contains 5 vials, 5 ampoules, syringes and butterfly needles). she will be traveling from manila to san francisco. 

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Won't they confiscate it without a prescription when checking in at the airport (during inspection)?

 

"The Philippine food and drug agency has condemned the use of intravenous glutathione for skin lightening, noting that the treatment is approved only for certain medical conditions."

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/health/skin-lightening-glutathione-bleaching.html

 

 

 



 

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https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm460788.htm

 

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/know-before-you-go/prohibited-and-restricted-items

 

Please note that only medications that can be legally prescribed in the United States may be imported for personal use. Be aware that possession of certain substances may also violate state laws.

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