Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Bringing prescription meds into the US

  1. #1
    Gold
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,608
    Post Thanks / Like

    Smile Bringing prescription meds into the US

    Have not been back in the US in three years. I take meds that do not require a prescription here in the DR but do require a doctor's prescription in the US. Will I be ok if I go to a Doctor here in the DR and get a prescription, buy the meds here and then bring them back to the US. In other words will the US recognize a DR doctors prescription. These are not heavily controlled narcotics or anything. Thanks

  2. #2
    Gold
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    9,821
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    You should be fine with a perscription. Rush Limbaugh got busted with Viagra coming back from a vacation a couple years ago. I've also never had my bags checked on the US side coming in from the DR.

  3. #3
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,244
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I always take prescription meds with me when I go to US. Never had a problem. Bags not likely to be checked unless you are on a Watch List or do something to cause them to think you are carrying drugs.

  4. #4
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    17,409
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterInBrat View Post
    You should be fine with a perscription. Rush Limbaugh got busted with Viagra coming back from a vacation a couple years ago. I've also never had my bags checked on the US side coming in from the DR.
    Mr. Limbaugh's problems stemmed from the fact that the viagra which he was carrying into the U.S. (29 pills) was in a prescription bottle with someone else's name on it. He didn't buy these pills in the Dominican Republic.

    Anyone should be fine bringing non narcotics into the U.S. in personal size quantities, provided they are not prescribed to someone else.

  5. #5
    Gold
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,608
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cool thanks

    Thanks for the input. I just wanted a little re-assurance. Best to be proactive and avoid a problem especially with US customs. I have been placed into the secondary inspection in Miami and they go throught your all your luggage piece by piece asking detailed questions about where you have been. Its done on a random basis. Only got unlucky once. Thanks for the input.

  6. #6
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,829
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Coming back from the D.R. I have been asked once in the U.S. if I had meds that I bought in the D.R. without needing a prescription. I have have been asked once arriving in Canada too.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •