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Topie: Traveling on airplane's with Liquid Methadone?
September 6th, 2007 12:57 PM
Melissa Wann Hello everyone. I need some support/ or experience on this subject right now. First of all, I am going on a trip soon and I cannot take the diskettes because they make me very, very sick! So, does anyone know if I can take my split dose (2 bottles per day for 4 days) on an airplane? The last vacation I went on, I had to take the diskettes with me...they weren't even letting people take shampoo bottles with over 4 Oz's of liquid in them. I cannot take these diskettes because I get soooooooo nauseated from them! So, I really need to know if anyone has traveled lately with atleast 10 bottles of liquid methadone? Thats about how many I will need to take with me. Help?
Thanks for listening..........~Mel
September 6th, 2007 07:07 PM
kei you might could call the airline or maybe go to their website good look and have a great trip!!
September 6th, 2007 08:26 PM
Sav Can you put it in your luggage? With the new rules, security has a lot of discretion, and they love abusing their power. Even if the airline says it's okay, it's touch and go. I'd say contact an official and get written permission in advance to carry it on with you. Otherwise, you could be stuck at the gate with some idiot saying "pour it out, no liquids!"
September 6th, 2007 09:17 PM
zenith It's no problem as long as it is prescription medication. I took 4 bottles with me on a flight to DC last April and they didn't even glance at them. Be sure and keep them in a plastic baggie with a piece of bread in the bottom in case they leak (then you can eat the bread).
September 6th, 2007 11:06 PM
susie3827 Yes, I went to florida in Feb. and had 12 bottles with me...I had no problems getting there. I had it in a locked box, in my carryon luggage. They didn't even have me open it.
On the way back, I still had 2 bottles left, and they did make me open the case, but as long as your name and script is on the bottles...they can't do anything..it is medication PRESCRIBED by a Dr.
You should be fine...but I took a letter from my Clinic with me, just in case I had a problem.
Susie.
September 7th, 2007 06:24 AM
whiskers I was going to ask this same question because I'll be flying to California in October. I think I'll get a letter from my clinic too, just in case. And Zenith, that's a very good idea about the bread......
September 7th, 2007 10:48 AM
Melissa Wann Thank you all for your replies. That bread idea is great! I will definitely call the airlines ahead of time, and get a letter from my clinic as well. Thanks so much guys.........
Your sister in recovery................~Mel
September 7th, 2007 03:40 PM
scoob Yes you will have no problem taking bottles on an airplane. You are allowed to take liquid prescription medication on an airplane.... DO NOT put it in your luggage - your luggage can be lost and then you are in the crapper.
September 7th, 2007 05:10 PM
Melissa Wann Pheww..the more I hear from you guys the better I feel because I was so worried that I would have to guest dose - which would be hard for me to do, or I was going to HAVE TO TAKE DISKETTES and they make me sooooooooo sick to my stomach! I just cannot take diskettes at all they make me so nauseated. I don't know why they do, maybe it's the binding material....ya know the powder form that sculpts the large pill like things. Anyhoo... thanks a lot everyone for your responses! Thats why I love MSO...I got like 6 responses within 4 or so hours. Talk to y'all again soon. Your sister in recovery.............~Mel
September 7th, 2007 06:52 PM
kei I WAS GONNA SAY YOU CAN PUT STUFF IN YOUR BAGS THAT DON'T COME WITH YOU BUT LIKE SCOOB SAID YOU REALLY WOULD BE UP S#@T CREEK IF THEY LOST IT AND I THINK THAT IS A GREAT IDEA ZEN ABOUT THE ZIPLOCK BAG AND BREAD VERY SMART. MATTAFACT I HAD ONE OF MY BOTTLES LEEK A LITTLE LAST WEEK. LIKE I TOLD MY DOSE NURSE I DID NOT BOTHER TO CALL CAUSE IT WAS NOT THE WHOLE BOTTLE AND DEALING WITH ADDICTS THEY MIGHT HEAR THAT A LOT AND NO TELLING WHAT ELSE.....YA KNOW
September 9th, 2007 08:06 PM
Sav Well, I'm glad no one's having problems with this. Considering how Napoleanic the airlines have gotten, the news give the impression they say no to just about anything.
If you're going out of the country, however, you need a letter from your clinic. Or so my wife was told by the clinic and confirmed by the airline when she checked, since she sometimes travels for work.
September 12th, 2007 09:34 AM
Melissa Wann Speaking of leaking bottles...Kei....I had a bottle leak completely from a small hole in the bottom of it. This just recently happened. Its a good thing I am on a split dose or I would have had nothing for that particular day. I was still very ill ( dope-sick).
Also, I would never pack "any" medications on a bag that U R Not carrying on! I have made that mistake once before when I was younger. Its just not a bright idea, yanno?
Thanks for all your replies..............~Mel
September 12th, 2007 01:54 PM
zenith Be sure and take your meds in your CARRY ON LUGGAGE, not in your checked bags. I'm sure you know to do that already but just wanted to mention it. The pressure changes in the luggage hold could cause leakage, not to mention that it could get lost and end up in Miami or something.
September 13th, 2007 04:54 AM
whiskers I talked to my counselor yesterday and she said we had someone at my clinic travel cross country and had no problems with their methadone. They declared it and they never even opened their box....... Definitely put it in your carry on luggage....
September 22nd, 2007 08:01 PM
javagurl
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zenith wrote:
It's no problem as long as it is prescription medication. I took 4 bottles with me on a flight to DC last April and they didn't even glance at them. Be sure and keep them in a plastic baggie with a piece of bread in the bottom in case they leak (then you can eat the bread).



I had a friend come from Portugal to NYC with his bottles and he was A-OK. A letter from the clinic and the bottles with the printed labels on them were all he needed to get through customs. He did not even declare on the way in.

That bread suggestion..Genius..I take home 13 bottles every 2 weeks and I always get leaks in my lock box. I can see the liquid on the foam padding of my lock box. I started putting the bottles in a plastic container to sip it out of incase of a leak. But I like the bread idea better.

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September 23rd, 2007 01:19 AM
bodubya I flew to Miami in June and had no problems. Definitely take it on your carry on and I did get a letter from my clinic just in case. Just put it with any other medication in a plastic baggie. Not a problem at all.


Bo
CMA, West Virginia