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Unprescribed medicinal drugs

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Unprescribed medicinal drugs

Hi everyone,

I would need your help. Is it legal to carry medicinal drugs in Thailand. I am talking in the likes of Ibuprofen, antibiotics and Imodium tablets?

Thanks

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1. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

The last two are over the counter in Thailand. I would need to check the Ibuprofen

Do notsee too much of a issue.

Chok Dee

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2. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

Ibuprofen is over the counter here too, I don't think you'll have a problem. Hope you won't need the Imodium tablets!

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3. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

And probably cheaper here. Original Sudafed is banned here.

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4. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

Thanks John

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I hpoe so too Jim. Hahaha. Anyway thanks

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6. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

I woudn't toss all of these meds in a single baggie! Keep the stuff in the original containers. If you only have big containers buy a travel size. You can usually pick up common (non prescription) meds over the counter. Lots of pharmacies in Thailand.

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7. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

Good queustion, wondering the same.

If any one could confirm : I have read it is okay to take medication that does not have anything on the narcotics list inside of them (Tylenol, ibuprofen etc.. should all be okay) I also read it may be no more than for 30 day use, in its original container / packaging. And that it would not need to be declared.

I have ibuprofen and something against diarrhea from the doctor to take with me when i go to Thailand in July, i asked him for prescription and when i went to the pharmacist i asked to take copy's of the prescription with a stamp on it. So in case i would get stopped i could show them the papers.

But i also read that every tourist bringing medication in or out HAS to go trough the "good to declare" section of the airport. So i am unsure

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8. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

The medications mentioned are all uncontrolled and available over the counter in Thailand. No need for any paperwork and DO NOT go through the “Goods to Declare” channel. It’s extremely unlikely anyone’s going to even check.

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9. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

Thank you sir!

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10. Re: Unprescribed medicinal drugs

Agree to last comment!.

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