Person pouring out acetaminophen
Medication Mistakes That May Just Get You Flagged By TSA
Most travelers don't think twice about packing their medication when traveling, but it could interfere with your passage through the TSA security checkpoint.
If you're traveling with medicine, be sure to let the TSA officer know what you have on you — this includes pills, liquids, and any devices like syringes, pumps, or IV bags.
Keep in mind that these accessories, along with any liquid or gel medicine, will need to go through their own screening process before you're allowed to carry them.
You should also be sure that all of your medicine is clearly labeled — ideally, you'll want to keep it in its original bottle. You might also keep your doctor's note handy.
It's also important to familiarize yourself with regulations. Research the legality of your medicine abroad and get your prescription translated into the appropriate language.
When the time comes to travel back to the U.S., make sure you're not carrying more than 90 days' worth of medicine and that you also don't have any non-FDA-approved drugs on you.