Questions tagged [drugs]

Questions regarding chemical substances, typically used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Drugs may be legal or illegal depending on place and, where legal, may be subject to a wide variety of regulations. Do not use this tag for questions about tobacco or alcohol.

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Can I carry someone's homeopathy medicine along to Dublin?

I will soon be traveling to Dublin from India visa London. And I have been asked to carry some homeopathy medicine for a friend. The medicine is from Soukya and have a bill and signed letter from ...
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Combining medication into one container

I am traveling soon, away for 8 weeks. Yesterday my doctor prescribed me a new medication that I have to take every day while I'm away (2x tablets per day), unfortunately the pharmacy only has these ...
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Is it legal to bring prescription Desoxyn into the UK, Australia, Thailand and Japan?

My friend is planning a trip to several countries (the UK, Australia, Thailand, and Japan). She has ADHD and is prescribed Desoxyn, which is methamphetamine. She knows that it is tightly controlled, ...
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Taking tobacco and nicotine products to the USA

Can I still bring tobacco and/or nicotine products to the USA / Florida and if so, how much? I am not a US citizen. I am over 21 years old. Most interested in nicotine products, maximum 4 mg of ...
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Flying through Dubai to the Seychelles with vape liquid

Very shortly I am going on holiday to the Seychelles. I am flying from the UK via Fly Emirates, changing at Dubai and flying on to the Seychelles. We are staying with a family who have ordered a ...
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Can I bring testosterone gel with me to Germany?

I'm a trans person, and I want to bring testosterone gel I bought abroad (legally but without a prescription) into Germany. Customs says the following: substances that are particularly harmful and ...
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Travelling from USA to India With Controlled Medications

Are you allowed to travel with a valid 30 day prescription for controlled medications from USA to India? Or are they prohibited?
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What to do if I accidentally bring a schedule 1 drug on the plane to Canada?

We almost brought some Noscapine pills into Canada. These are over the counter in Europe (so no prescription needed), but it turns out that they are schedule 1 drug in Canada (under the name "...
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Filling Pseudoephedrine script in Egypt

I’ve been given a doctors script (in Egypt by an Egyptian doctor) for Clarinase (a pill that includes Pseudoephedrine / Loratadine), but the pharmacist has said this is not available in Egypt at all. ...
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How shall I proceed if my car may contain illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia before entering Canada by car from the US?

Some individual broke into my car in the United States to steal my dashcam and a few quarters, and in the process, while searching my car for other valuable items, left some drug paraphernalia in the ...
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Traveling from the U.S. to Turkey with prescription medications (Adderall, Ritalin)

I am a U.S. citizen. I need to travel from the U.S. to Turkey with my wife and daughter and stay there for 2 weeks (we meet with our relatives from other countries there). I need to take prescription ...
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Can I take prescribed psychotropic Controlled drugs to UAE?

I got a job in the UAE and even have my visa. But I have been prescribed a psychotropic drug called Rexipra which has been marked as a banned/controlled drug in the UAE. I searched online and found ...
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Is it legal to vape on an international flight?

I'll be travelling to the States from Ireland this summer using KLM. I was wondering whether it's legal to vape aboard the plane. I suffer from anxiety and find vaping really helps me. AFAIK, vaping ...
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How can I quickly return to Singapore after being denied entry due to testing positive for THC at the airport?

I am a French student going to Singapore to study for 4 months on a campus. I have been sent back from Singapore to my departure country as I have been tested positive to THC in the airport with CBD ...
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Can I travel with Zopiclone to the US? [duplicate]

I have been prescribed Zopiclone 3.75mg by my Scottish GP for occasional insomnia. I will be traveling to the US in about a month, and I'm planning on bringing a limited supply (7 tablets) in case I ...
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Carrying medicine from US to India for someone who asked for a help in Facebook [duplicate]

Someone wants to send medicine for his mother who is suffering with an autoimmune disease. He pinged me on Facebook and said he will provide a prescription and order medicine from Amazon to my home. ...
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What are the consequences of getting a positive drug result when your bags are swabbed at the airport?

The question seems suspicious but no, I'm not planning on smuggling any drugs. I ask because I share a house with two other people, both of whom are drug users. They use cocaine, ecstasy, and weed ...
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Getting antiseptic and antibiotic in Japan

My wife's toe is inflamed and it hurts, so we need to get an antiseptic and an antibiotic. But it seems that antiseptic/antibiotic sell is controlled in Japan, so it is not easy to buy from any ...
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Weed sellers in Lisbon / Portugal

It's common for people to try to sell weed to tourists in big Portuguese cities like Lisbon. The "weed" is, please correct me if I'm wrong, almost always just tea leaves (for €10/€20!). What'...
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Given the name of a US pharmaceutical drug, how can I know its equivalent in other countries?

To prepare for international travel, given the name of a US pharmaceutical drug, I sometimes need to know the name of its equivalent in other countries. How can I do so? E.g., is there any convenient ...
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Send refrigerated drug to my girlfriend in UK

My girlfriend has moved to the UK for 5 months. She needs refrigerated drugs for her medical condition that we usually get in Italy. Is there any reputable service that allows sending refrigerated ...
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Legality of travelling to continental Europe with codeine products?

So I regularly take Nurofen Plus (codeine phosphate/ibuprofen) and Codinex (codeine phopshate only) which is available OTC here in Ireland. I'm planning a holiday for the summer in either Spain, ...
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Positive drug test in Singapore: How long do I need to avoid the country?

My issue is a bit unusual. I've passed a medical exam in Singapore for my company. They tested me positive to drug cannabis but never caught me as I left the country before result issued. Hospital ...
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Traveling with Venlafaxine and Vyvanse to India

I am an Indian national living in Australia. I'm planning to visit India for a period of 3 months or more, depending on the rules at the time of my departure. While in Australia, I was diagnosed with ...
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Can admitting previous illegal drug use without any criminal record bar you from entering Anglophone nations (US, UK, NZ, Canada, Australia)?

I was under the impression that immigration officers only cared about people trying to smuggle drugs on/in their person or in their luggage. Even watching Border Security Australia, many non-national ...
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Is it legal to take intoxicants at an airport or on an airplane?

I'll be travelling to Australia from Ireland and know that it will be a very long flight. My doctor will prescribe a dozen tablets of Xanax and Ambien. I was wondering whether it's legal to consume ...
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Canadian citizen needs insulin in US during lockdown [duplicate]

I am a 67 years old Canadian Citizen who came to US to visit my son on Feb 29th, 2020. Can't go back due to Covid19, how can I get insulin?
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Who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be completed at a checkpoint in Thailand?

If the passenger of a taxi get screened by the police for drug at a random street checkpoint in Thailand, who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be ...
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I have an old (1996) felony conviction in Japan and am barred from visiting: Can I transit through there?

In 1996 I was convicted of felony importation of 23 grams of pot. I served 23 days in jail and paid a $11000 fine and had 30 days to leave the country. In 2018 I tried to go back on my way to China ...
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Bringing 100 or 200 days worth of inhaler into the US

I'm intending on traveling to the US for ~85 days1 for work (with, yes, a bit of a holiday). I'm intending on using an ESTA for this. As I have a (relatively rare) long-term respiratory problem, I ...
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Which countries can punish you for doing drugs elsewhere? [closed]

I am a Russian citizen living in the Netherlands, my travel plans for this year include many EU countries, many trips to Russia as well as UK, US and Japan. At the moment, I have never done drugs, but ...
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Can you bring vitamins into China?

I wonder if it's ok to bring standard multi vitamins into China? I usually carry a 100 pill can with me. Is it legal? Will I have to declare it? Should I be ready to show it? Sometimes my total ...
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How can one avoid the risks of being found carrying illegal drugs in carry on luggage whilst in transit?

It is often in the news, and there are stern warnings at airports: carrying illegal drugs through an airport is a bad idea. Since I occasionally fly through Singapore, I'm always worried my carry on ...
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Is it possible to get a prescription in the United States while abroad using an online medical service?

I'm going to travel to the U.S as a tourist and I take a prescription medication that cannot be stopped, due to the complications and risk of not being allowed to get the medication into the country, ...
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Traveling from Europe to Beijing, China with prescription drugs

I have to travel from an European country to China for work (10 days). I received a kidney transplant several years ago, which requires me to take some medications (7 different pills) every day. My ...
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Is Stugeron (Cinnarazine) Available Without Prescription in Argentina?

Title says it all. Searching found an Argentine firm (Janssen) that imports the drug Stugeron (Cinnarazine) to Argentina, but I saw no information there or anywhere else about availability or ...
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Can an American visitor in Canada get critical medications sent from home?

My dad is visiting Toronto from the US and unfortunately during his trip last week he fell and fractured his hip. He had a kidney transplant 3 years ago so he takes anti-rejection meds for it. He has ...
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Taking prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India

Are you allowed to bring prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India from the USA?
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What is the legal status of travelling with (unprescribed) methadone in your carry-on?

My girlfriend and her sister will be going to Canada for two weeks at the start of July. They both use drugs recreationally and aren't open with their family and are quite isolated. My girlfriends ...
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Can I take prescribed antimalaria tablets to Dubai?

yesterday I got antimalarial tablets Atovaquon proguanil at the travel clinic he told me I wouldn't need a prescription for this the thing is my flight is in Dubai will it be okay if I can put them in ...
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Between 2014 and 2019 - Which countries are known to have charged people with criminal offenses for finding traces of illegal substances upon entry? [closed]

Time restriction is applied simply to remove "old" results that may not be relevant anymore, and to ensure this question is not made outdated by the passage of time or changes to varies countries laws....
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Secondhand weed smoke smell on luggage when traveling to Japan. Will it be a problem?

I'll be flying to Japan and I'm staying at a friend's house before my flight to save money on lodging. I already knew but completely forgot about the fact that she smokes cannabis and now I'm worried ...
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EMS packages opened at border? [closed]

Do packages get opened at the border from Canada to US and do they charge a $2950 wire transfer fee they say is refundable.
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My friends and I are going to Amsterdam, what can we bring back?

My friends and I are going on holiday to Amsterdam in a few months and i was wondering what we could "legally" bring back with us. I have heard stories of people bringing back lollies or tea bags but ...
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Transit in Dubai with prescribed methadone

I am travelling from the UK to Thailand with a connection in Dubai. I have prescribed methadone. Will this be a problem in Dubai?
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Am I allowed to carry caffeine pills on US domestic flight?

I bought those pills on Amazon and they're in the original bottle. (The seal is opened)
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How to lift a lifetime ban from Canada due to marijuana?

My husband was "banned for life" for entry into Canada for having marijuana on him back in the 90's. We had completely forgotten about this when we traveled to Toronto some years back, but were ...
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Coca leaves - legal status in Spain [closed]

A man who imported 2kg of coca leaf powder was freed from the accused charge of drug trafficking by a court in Spain: https://www.tni.org/en/article/absolution-in-a-judicial-case-of-coca-leaf-in-...
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Flying with marijuana

If I want to take a flight from one US state where Marijuana is legal for recreational use to another one where it's legal for recreational use, can I take some small amount of Marijuana with me in ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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