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Nancy Parode

How to Take Prescription Drugs Through Airport Security

By March 23, 2011

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My mother-in-law recently visited us; she flew cross-country to attend an important family event. We had several telephone conversations before she left home, particularly about packing her suitcase and carry-on bag.

Like many senior travelers, my mother-in-law takes medications for her health conditions. She organizes this process each week, using a pill box that has multiple compartments. As we talked through her trip preparations, I reminded her to keep her pill box in her carry-on bag so that she would know it was safe throughout her journey.

When taking prescription drugs through airport security, you will need to plan ahead and find out about the TSA regulations concerning prescription medications. You'll also need to determine how much of each prescription you'll need during your vacation.

As you pack for your trip, remember to carry all prescription medications in your carry-on bag. The last thing you want to deal with is replacing your prescriptions if they are lost or stolen from your checked bag.

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