Can I take my medicine abroad?

Yes. You can carry your prescription and/or over-the-counter medicines abroad. You can keep your medicines in your handbag along with a copy of the prescription.

There is no specific need to have a signed document from your doctor if your medicines are packed in their original packaging and labelled by your pharmacy. However, some prescribed medicines may contain drugs that need a licence to carry in other countries. In such a scenario, a prescription might be required along with other necessary information. You can directly connect with the embassy of the country you want to go to and know about exact documents required to travel with no hassle. 

In conclusion, planning ahead is key for travelling with no unforeseen issues. As there are legal restrictions on taking certain medicines abroad, it is better to consult the embassy beforehand and know the ways you can carry your medicines conveniently.

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