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does medication in pill form have to be labeled in carry on baggage?

does medication in pill form have to be labeled in carry on baggage?
PAUL asked this question 2 years ago
  • Delta Air Lines • 1941 answers • 94% helpful

    It's a good idea to have it in the original pill bottle with prescription on the outside if questioned by TSA.
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  • Delta Air Lines • 17 answers • 88% helpful

    There is no need for labeling of the medication in a carry on bag.
  • Delta Air Lines • 3 answers

    It the medication is over the counter no, but prescription drugs yes.
  • Delta Air Lines • 20 answers • 100% helpful

    The TSA rules state that all prescription medications must be in their original containers at the time they go through security. The name on the container must match the name of the ticketed passenger. It is illegal to transport medicine that does not belong to you, so make sure your full name appears on your prescription bottle before heading to the airport.

    However the majority of the time TSA will not question if it is not in prescription bottle, however you may get an over zealous TSA who might, especially if it is a controlled substance.