What medicines can I take aboard with me?

By Jonathan Vickery

What medicines can I take aboard with me?If you need to carry baby medicine above the 100ml limit, you will need to prove that it is for the use intended.

This also applies to any medication that is in gel form. When travelling, it's a good idea to keep prescription medicines in their original bottles, as in an emergency they can be easily identified. It will also be very useful when passing through security to prove the quantity of medication is prescribed for your baby. This is not always the easiest task, as often medicines come in containers of greater than 100ml capacity. Try speaking to your doctor or chemist about splitting the medication into bottles suitable for travelling.


"If you need to carry baby medicine above the 100ml limit onto your flight, you will be required to prove that it is for the use intended."

Proving that the medicine you are carrying is for your baby is an essential security requirement. The best solution is to ask your doctor for a note or letter explaining the reason for the medication, ensuring that the name of your baby is printed clearly along with the doctor's contact details. This, in most cases, should be enough proof to get you through.

What medicines can I take aboard with me?

By Jonathan Vickery

What medicines can you take on the plane?

Most medicines should be fine for travel. However, if your baby is taking anything unusual, or you have any doubts about passing through security with a particular medicine, then you should contact your airline or airport before travel. You must also contact your airport or airline before travel if you have liquid medicines that are in containers larger than 100ml.

Concerned about an emergency in-flight? Our guide to first aid while flying may soothe your worries.

Remember to book your airport parking, airport hotels and airport lounges with HolidayExtras.com.

Top tip
"Check whether your normal formula milk is available at your given destination, so that you can make arrangements to take enough with you, if not."
gurgle.com

Join us today, start saving up to 60%

Sign up to our newsletter and receive special offers and product information.

HX homepage signup
Your details

Follow Holiday Extras

Follow us on twitter A brilliant way to stay up-to-date with the latest news and offers from Holiday Extras.
We constantly update our Holiday Extras Twitter so you never feel out of the loop.


Comment on this article