I am going to Thailand next month and was just wondering if I can take panadol, nurofen and mersyndol night strength? Also my birth control pill?
Yes you can....make sure any prescription meds have the box with your name on it (the sticker provided by the pharmacy).
Also, be prepared to go through the red channel upon arrival to declare your medications. There is no question regarding meds on the arrival card but we advised Thai Customs at the red channel and they waved us through the green channel.
Excellent, thanks heaps
No problem, have a great trip :)
you can buy panadol and mersyndol over the counter at any chemist and they are everywhere and nurofen never had a problem buying any medication over there as even antibiotics are sold with out a doctor just a chemist i was blown away sleeping tablets are readily available and anything else that you could ask for and i mean anything
I have been told horror stories about panadol that isnt really panadol and has killed people, etc ... I thought it would just be easier for me to bring my own, also because i dont speak Thai and wasnt sure if the pharmists had english speaking employees.
Do what you are comfortable with.
But as said you can buy anything over there. Chemist generally have pretty good english, you just ask for things by drug name not brand name, eg: Panadol is Paracetamol. I have bought heaps of panadol there and still here to tell the story, and so much cheaper than at home. I have also bought equivalent to panadine forte.
I always carry my Med with me in carry on and have never gone through a Red Channel, didn't even know it existed!!!!
Customs in Phuket to get into the country is not like Australia, its virtually non existant. But Be prepared for security to get out of Phuket they screen everything, and even go through haand luggage before boarding. Not an issue, not exactly sure what they are looking for. Dont try to Buy Duty free aclohol at Phuket when leaving as you will loose it when you board the plane.
As above for pain relief, but anything that you have a script for (like the birth control) smart traveler advises that you take an original copy of your prescription with you (proof that you have had it prescribed for you by a Doctor). Always better to be safe than sorry. To be over the top you can get your Dr to prescribe the Mersyndol night strength, panadol etc anyway.
Make sure the name on the medication is the person who carries the medication.
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