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Soskae

575d

I just heard about the TSA Disability Cards and I was curious if I needed one to fly with my medications? I keep looking on TSAs website and it doesn’t mention it but in a video they made on how to go through with meds it said to present it. I’m trying not to panic but I’m flying out tonight.

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    • Tofu14

      563d

      @Soskae nice! That’s awesome. Glad my ziplock tip was helpful! One time I had the lid pop off when I had my meds in my backpack for school. Since then whenever I take my meds outside the house, they are always in ziplocks:) saved me multiple times. You’d think they could make the lids stay on better. I get they need to be child safe, but Tupperware containers can stay shut so there must be a better design for the med bottles.

    • Soskae

      568d

      UPDATE: I didn’t need a card it is more for declaring machinery discreetly than a necessity for traveling. I brought all of my medications in their correct bottles and no one in TSA even gave them a double glance. The kids did come off a time or two so I was definitely glad they were in ziplocks.

      • Tofu14

        563d

        @Soskae nice! That’s awesome. Glad my ziplock tip was helpful! One time I had the lid pop off when I had my meds in my backpack for school. Since then whenever I take my meds outside the house, they are always in ziplocks:) saved me multiple times. You’d think they could make the lids stay on better. I get they need to be child safe, but Tupperware containers can stay shut so there must be a better design for the med bottles.

      • WhiteFlamingo

        565d

        @Soskae I'm glad it went well!

    • Smash

      575d

      I just flew to Tennessee with all my meds in my carry on and they never said a thing!

    • sandboxjoints

      575d

      check what schedule each medication is & the flying restrictions on each one/the laws around it where you're going

    • WhiteFlamingo

      575d

      I've never flown in an airplane before, but absolutely keep your medications in the prescription bottles. Technically it is illegal to carry unmarked medication on you, and you could get held up because they don't have any other proof of what substance it is. When I travel, I still take my daily pill boxes with me because they help me make sure I take it. But I leave it empty and don't organize my pills until I get to where I'm going.

    • Tofu14

      575d

      Yeah don’t get a disability card those are primarily for people with mobility issues and other things that might interfere with their ability to fly. What I usually do is just put all my medications in a separate ziplock bag (and sometimes double bag). This is great because I’ve sometimes had the cap of the medication pop off and if it’s in a ziplock it’s still safe. But also it just allows me to put them out during security like you would for technology. I’ve never had an issue.

    • PandaBerry

      575d

      I flew out to Texas with ADHD medication and I didn’t have that. Just keep it in the bottle with your prescription on it

    • 2000ard

      575d

      You don’t need it to fly with your medications. I would recommend keeping them in the original bottle though so that they can see that it is prescribed to you.

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