Travel abroad with melatonin

(8 Posts)
RainbowFox Thu 30-May-19 11:04:06

Did you request any specific documents from your paediatrician for travelling abroad with melatonin?

I have letters with summary of his appointments that includes melatonin being prescribed so not sure if this is sufficient or need to request something more specific.

We are going to Switzerland so think the medication itself is fine but just want to make sure I've got the correct paperwork with me.

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JoMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-May-19 12:01:03

Just bumping this thread for you, OP.

JoMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-May-19 15:06:34

And again smile

RainbowFox Thu 30-May-19 15:28:23

Thanks @JoMumsnet !

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Buscake Thu 30-May-19 15:31:52

No I’ve just taken it with us like other medication. Didn’t realise I would need documentation for it.

Inbedbynine Thu 30-May-19 15:33:18

Iv travelled with it in suitcase and never taken any paperwork!! I didn’t know you had to? Although Iv only taken dc within EU so I don’t know if that makes a difference?

RainbowFox Thu 30-May-19 15:58:43

This is the advice

Travellers should take medication in its original pharmacy packaging, along with a copy of their prescription and letter from the prescriber. Medication should be carried in hand luggage, with an extra supply in hold luggage.

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openupmyeagereyes Thu 30-May-19 16:17:06

In some countries you can buy it over the counter so perhaps it depends on where you travel.

Looks like you’ve answered your own question though? smile

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