Taking medication abroad

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Hi. I was diagnosed with terminal adenoid cystic carcinoma last year. As it's a slow grower I want to make the most of my time, including going on holiday. I am going to Lanzarote in May and was wondering if anyone had any advice about taking morphine abroad and what documents I might need to do so? I've googled it but it's so confusing! 

Any advice greatly appreciated.

  • Hi and I see it's your first post on the Community so welcome.

    A number of years back when I could actually get any Travel Insurance for my incurable condition we went to the USA and I was on a number of drugs including a very expensive drug that may have caused problems if challenged.

    I was told to get a letter from my consultant detailing all the drugs I was on and why. I took a copy of my repeat prescription and also a letter from my GP to confirm that I was 'fit to travel' and had no problems.

    But that was a few years back.

    Who not call the  Macmillan Support Line is open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00 or via Webchat and Email too as this service provides practical information or punt your questions to our Ask an Expert section but do allow a few working days for a reply.

    Hope you get it sorted out.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

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  • Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.

    Ellt