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Old 03-21-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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I have 2 kids with possible food allergies and me and DH have allergies (2 different kinds). Right now I carry 2 sets of epi-jrs + chewable benedryl and adult benedryl in the bag, it's heavy.

1. Is this what I should have on me?
2. Can I fly with the epi-pens?
3. I bought liquid benedryl, it comes in 4oz, it's sealed, will TSA allow it?

I have never needed to use these things while out but do NOT want to be the one with a food allergy reaction and nothing on us (also allergic to latex and animals)
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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go to the tsa website and print off their regulations for medications, i had no trouble traveling with medications larger than the allowed amount the last time I flew but it can't hurt to have the information on you.
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go to the tsa website and print off their regulations for medications, i had no trouble traveling with medications larger than the allowed amount the last time I flew but it can't hurt to have the information on you.
epi pens are OK too?

what would you carry in the every day bag?
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I have flown with liquid meds and it has been fine, but having the info printed off would be a great idea.
As well, they do sell individual doses of Benadryl, might lighten your load and make it easier with regulations
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In ten years of flying multiple times a year, I have had one person, once, give me crap about the Epi-Pen. I keep mine in the box it came in with my prescription label on it when I fly so they know it's really for me.

I always have Benadryl in tablets for me as well. As for the liquid Benadryl, if it's over the 3oz amount, you may just need to either have a note from the doctor on a prescription pad saying it's necessary or you will need to call the airline beforehand to confirm.
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I have flown with liquid meds and it has been fine, but having the info printed off would be a great idea.
As well, they do sell individual doses of Benadryl, might lighten your load and make it easier with regulations
I've seen them before but can NOT find them anywhere, maybe they stopped doing them?

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In ten years of flying multiple times a year, I have had one person, once, give me crap about the Epi-Pen. I keep mine in the box it came in with my prescription label on it when I fly so they know it's really for me.

I always have Benadryl in tablets for me as well. As for the liquid Benadryl, if it's over the 3oz amount, you may just need to either have a note from the doctor on a prescription pad saying it's necessary or you will need to call the airline beforehand to confirm.
I don't have the boxes for them anymore
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Re: Allergy questions + Flying with epi-pens

i flew with an opened bottle of allegra for ds, I forgot to put it in the checked luggage, and they just made me open it so they could look at it (dont know what they were looking for though, lol). dont know if it would be different because its new
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I've seen them before but can NOT find them anywhere, maybe they stopped doing them?


Walgreens sells a generic single dose. Each one in the box comes label in a foil pouch. Benedryl I believe did stop making them but Walgreen has a generic and I think some of the other drug stores might too, but Walgreen is the only one I know of for sure.


Should probably keep your boxes in the future. i keep mine (for the one i carry) in our cabinet in case we need the prescription for any reason. DD's school requires the prescription in order to keep the epi-pen- in other words they require the box with prescription label to keep her epi pen. her preschool (not daycare, but actual preschool) did as well. We've ran into one other situation where we needed the box with script label but I can't remember what it was. I think it might have been a ferry ride that did not allow any outside food. They told us we could bring food only for her but make sure to have proof. i think they were the one that said the script was good for that.

You may want to ask your doc for a note on the epi pens just in case since you don't have the box anymore.
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wags has their own perfect measure so I'll order that, it's sure pricey!

I have quick desolve tabs, but the liquid is better? I am new to this stuff
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No one even asked about he dpi pens I carried for dd. I brought the box they came in and I have labels on then individually from the pharmacy because for school it has to be officially hers. They sell the individual dose benedryl at cvs it is their store brand though
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