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Humeira

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My mother is a diabetic and hypertensive and will be going to Canada on Supervisa status for one year period. I wanted to know for how many days she should pack her prescription medicines? Is it possible for her to carry her meds for one year?

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Buletruck

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She will have to pay for them out of pocket. She will likely need a prescription from a Canadian doctor to obtain them as well.
 
 

Humeira

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Yes thanks. I understand that that would be illegal due to prescription issues.





QUOTE="canuck78, post: 8299142, member: 678500"]Would add that you can’t have someone mail her medication which is another thing people consider.[/QUOTE]
 

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Hello, I have a similar question. Maybe someone will be able to help me with that. I have prescribed medication for 6 months.( it’s hormones to regulate cycle).And I read here that I can only bring 3 months supply, but how to be about that it was prescribed to me? I have to just take 3 boxes of that?

how about medication that don’t need prescription: for upset stomach, food position, flu, allergy? I don’t need it right now, no need of 3 months supply. But I always travel all over the world with it just in case. Can I take that with me? Some of packs are open even...
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Hello, I have a similar question. Maybe someone will be able to help me with that. I have prescribed medication for 6 months.( it’s hormones to regulate cycle).And I read here that I can only bring 3 months supply, but how to be about that it was prescribed to me? I have to just take 3 boxes of that?

how about medication that don’t need prescription: for upset stomach, food position, flu, allergy? I don’t need it right now, no need of 3 months supply. But I always travel all over the world with it just in case. Can I take that with me? Some of packs are open even...
thank you for your advice!
The law is clear as stated in below link that prescribed medications only a 90 day supply may be imported does not matter if your prescription was for 6 months you can only bring 90 days. If you bring any more than that then there is a possibility of confiscation at the border so if ever in doubt about prescription medication should always declare .

Although I have no knowledge I would guess that in some instances there may even be prescription drugs allowee in some countries but highly restricted in Canada.

Non prescription drugs are not so controlled but if someone brings 6 months supply or more of those for example might be asked why when for the conditions mentioned easy enough to buy over counter in Canada should need arise

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d19/d19-9-1-eng.html

Non-Residents of Canada

27. Visitors to Canada and non-residents arriving from abroad are permitted to import a single course of treatment or a 90-day supply of a prescription drug hand-carried for their personal use or the use of a person under their care and with whom they are travelling.

28. Visitors and non-residents are allowed to import a single course of treatment or a 90 day supply of a prescription drug by mail or courier.

29. All personal importations of prescription drugs must be packaged in the hospital, pharmacy dispensing or retail packaging, or have the original label affixed to it clearly indicating what the product is and what it contains.

30. The CBSA may detain and refer prescription drugs to Health Canada when these conditions are not met.
 
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3 months worth is all you can bring for prescription drugs or you risk being charged with drug importation. Over the counter drug have the same limit. All drugs must be in the original packaging and labelled. Would advise bringing open packages.
 

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3 months worth is all you can bring for prescription drugs or you risk being charged with drug importation. Over the counter drug have the same limit. All drugs must be in the original packaging and labelled. Would advise bringing open packages.
Thank u! Will just do that!
 

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The law is clear as stated in below link that prescribed medications only a 90 day supply may be imported does not matter if your prescription was for 6 months you can only bring 90 days. If you bring any more than that then there is a possibility of confiscation at the border so if ever in doubt about prescription medication should always declare .

Although I have no knowledge I would guess that in some instances there may even be prescription drugs allowee in some countries but highly restricted in Canada.

Non prescription drugs are not so controlled but if someone brings 6 months supply or more of those for example might be asked why when for the conditions mentioned easy enough to buy over counter in Canada should need arise

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d19/d19-9-1-eng.html

Non-Residents of Canada

27. Visitors to Canada and non-residents arriving from abroad are permitted to import a single course of treatment or a 90-day supply of a prescription drug hand-carried for their personal use or the use of a person under their care and with whom they are travelling.

28. Visitors and non-residents are allowed to import a single course of treatment or a 90 day supply of a prescription drug by mail or courier.

29. All personal importations of prescription drugs must be packaged in the hospital, pharmacy dispensing or retail packaging, or have the original label affixed to it clearly indicating what the product is and what it contains.

30. The CBSA may detain and refer prescription drugs to Health Canada when these conditions are not met.
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canuck78

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You can have open packages as long as they are still in the packages and they are labelled. For example you may have already popped out a few tablets in a blisterpack.
 
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You can have open packages as long as they are still in the packages and they are labelled. For example you may have already popped out a few tablets in a blisterpack.
Got it! Thank you!:)
 

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Hello forum members! I would like to ask another question, do I need to declare over the counter or my hormones on bsf 186 form?