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My fiance wants to bring birth control pills with her on the  plane to America.  

She wants to bring a year supply,

but many people tell her she cannot bring that much.

 

Does anybody know for certain what the rules are?

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16 minutes ago, Patient said:

See previous thread .... did like comment re ... that is a long flight ! 

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm111085.htm  make sure it is on their list ....if generic drug note make-up "just in case"

 

flyertalk - same issue -different site - suggestion was:

 

She might want to see if her doctor would write something, in English, stating the quantities she will bring with her, and the necessity for those. I realize they're OTC, but her doctor should still be aware she is taking those, and should be willing to state that she will be bringing:

X number of OTC BCP for her personal use (daily dose, plus a few extra in case she loses one or has to stay longer in the US for some reason)

Y number of the morning after pill. This quantity should be enough to cover 1 or 2 incidents, based on how long her visit is.

The doctor can just say that she is taking them under his/her supervision. The letter should be on the doctor's letterhead, and should list contact information of the doctor.

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I did that + a year of some other pills. Was never asked a question about it at all.

I made sure they were all in the original package and it had my name on the outside.


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On 1/18/2017 at 5:59 PM, gtewks said:

My fiance wants to bring birth control pills with her on the  plane to America.  

She wants to bring a year supply,

but many people tell her she cannot bring that much.

 

Does anybody know for certain what the rules are?

Thank you for posting this! I am also planning to bring a year's supply of BC with me and I was wondering if it is okay.. Now you guys just answered my question. Thank you! :) 


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I know it's ok, I brought a year supply of all my medicines, BC included. For good measure I attached to the medicine the prescriptions from my doctor (even though BC in my country doesn't need prescription, it looked respectable), but I don't think it's necessary.

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