Taking prescription injector pens into Spain

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22 Oct 2015 15:31 by Hephaestus Star rating in The Peak District Na.... 1235 posts Send private message

Only serious replies please.

I am now on weekly injections for my rheumatoid arthritis, the injection 'pens' are kept in packages the size of large tubes of toothpaste. The internet web sites advise me to ask my consultant to translate my prescription into Spanish, well after experiencing how busy my Indian, Hindu and English speaking consultant is, I wouldn't have the brass neck to ask him.

There must be someone out there who takes prescription injection medication into Spain, 

Thanks in anticipation. yes


This message was last edited by Hephaestus on 22/10/2015.


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22 Oct 2015 16:00 by juansheetisplenty Star rating in Cartagena. 280 posts Send private message

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Yes we take various types with us by car to assist with dialysis. If flying need to carry a letter from doctor/nurse stating what they are. The only other thing to consider is disposal when used. In our village a van turns up every two weeks on a saturday and collects "sharps" or you take them to the local pharmacy. They probably have a Spanish equivalent if your really want to translate.


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22 Oct 2015 17:33 by broph Star rating. 147 posts Send private message

You shouldn't have problems with these items as most security staff are aware of medication packaging . As a back up you should carry a letter from your GP or Hospital Specialist which confirms your need for this essential medication.

I have type 1 diabetes and carry my insulin pens and associated medication in hand luggage. I've never had any problems at security. Only the odd occasion when the security staff have asked me to open the box to see for themselves. But have gone straight to departures. And never been asked to show my written letter form my doctor.



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22 Oct 2015 18:43 by Hephaestus Star rating in The Peak District Na.... 1235 posts Send private message

After having a suitcase and tennis rackets go missing at Faro airport I will definitely put my medication in my hand baggage. I'll have words with my consultant next month relative to him getting a letter of medication usage processed, he is a very helpful guy, so I expext something in English but Spanish would be difficult. 


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25 Oct 2015 10:47 by Sue_dear Star rating in london. 24 posts Send private message

be mindful of your storage and time out of fridge - am assuming your on a ATNF​. Letter from consultant will cover travel and just check on local pharmacy re sharps disposal.

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