Getting through security

Posted on: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 5:59am
MommyOfTwo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 09:44

I haven't flown in a LONG time and will be flying with my PA son in a couple of weeks. I know there are so many different rules now for getting through security with all the 3-1-1 rules. I of course will want to carry on board at least 2 epi's but would actually feel better if I could carry on all 4 that I have. Is there anything special aside from the box with the prescription info on it that I need?

Also both my kids take Zyrtec, my PA ds for his eczema and my other ds for his seasonal allergies. They are over 3oz, will I need anything more than the prescription label? I wanted to carry on all meds that are prescription just incase our luggage were to get lost which also includes ds's Vanicream that is like a 1-pound jar but also has a prescription label. Anyone have any issues getting through security with a bunch of prescriptions?


Posted on: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 6:32am
niche's picture
Joined: 02/05/2007 - 09:00

Hi I flew this fall. I took four epis all in the box with prescription on and Dr's note. They did not give me any trouble.
Sorry no experience with the zyrtec and other meds. I did take a bunch of those benedryl single packs.

Posted on: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 10:44am
joyojoy's picture
Joined: 12/15/2007 - 08:00

We've never had problems with epipens. As long as you keep your medicine bottles to 3 oz. or less, they shouldn't be a problem.

Posted on: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 12:20pm
Daneg4575's picture
Joined: 04/22/2007 - 09:00

I just came back from VA two days ago I took 4 Epi, Benadryl and Orapred both 4oz liquid and inhalors. I had no problems! I called the TSA before and told them my situation they said to pack everything in a clear ziplock gallon bag and put it through secruity. They just want to see it. I also got a doctors note and I never had to use it. I would just keep all items with prescription labels just in case too. I also had a bunch of baby food and apple sauce cups that I put in a gallon ziplock and that was fine too. Have a great trip!
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Posted on: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 5:10am
MommyOfTwo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 09:44

Thanks everyone! I didn't even think about a drs note so I called DS's allergist and went today to pick up the note and he even put in the note that I also have to carry the cortizones,lotions and his Zyrtec. So hopefully I will be all covered. I'm going to look like a freaking pharmacy going through security with all pa DS's stuff and my non-pa DS also takes Zyrtec and my Claritin and stuff....aaahhhh the joys of flying!

Posted on: Sun, 01/13/2008 - 2:00pm
gufyduck's picture
Joined: 10/21/2007 - 22:52

When I flew less than two weeks ago, I had no problem getting meds through security (even with my expired drivers license). None of my meds were labeled, as this was an unexpected last minute flight. I was carrying albuterol inhalers and neb solution, a symbicort inhaler, a nebulizer, benedryl thin strips, 2 epi pens, prilosec, zyrtec, hydrocortosone cream and benedryl cream. The most that happened was they looked closely at something during the extra screening I always seem to get. I also had no doctors note. Overall, I think they are used to meds by now.

Posted on: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 12:05am
MommyOfTwo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 09:44

Thanks so much! That makes me feel SO much better. Now I just have to figure out how to keep a 1-year old and a 4 year old occupied and in good spirits for a 10+ hour day of airports and airplanes! LOL!

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