Medication question

I am due to go on my first cruise with Royal Caribbean in August from Southampton to France/Spain. I have a medical condition that requires me to take quite a few tablets ( prescribed) when I have an episode and I need to take them quickly. I usually carry these tablets in a pill dispenser box rather than the box that they come in from the doctor as I loose my eyesight at the start of the episode and so can't see to get the correct ones out of the packets. I intend to take the boxes with the prescribed labels on them as well as copies of my prescriptions but was wondering if I would be ok to just take my pill box with the one dose in when I went on excursion rather than carrying all the boxes? I would be grateful for any advice that you have. Many thanks

19 Answers

You might need to get a medical ID bracelet.

I would suggest taking a photo with your phone of the "boxes" so you have it with you ... id bracelet is good idea too.

Both outstanding suggestions.  I would also consider calling the cruise line and asking their policy. 

I agree with all of the responses. Getting advice about medications and how to carry them from strangers on an Internet forum may not be the right advice even though everyone means well.

 

I too agree with all of the above.  Personally we have never had any problems carrying medications or vitamin pills with us wherever we go.  My husband carries his meds in the generic weekly case but he does bring along copies of his prescriptions with him on board just in case. 

Not sure how this comment is helpful or adds anything to this discussion? Can you please clarify why it is a problem to ask people about their experiences about medication and cruising? It is a forum where discussions take place. That does not mean that the advice, kindly given by people willing to share their experiences, has to be taken, it is just the opportunity for people to ask others questions, who may have more experience than them. Being judgemental about strangers on an internet forum may not be the best use of time even though it was meant well. 

 

Thank you all for sharing your experiences and advice. It was very helpful.

 

Thank you for your advice Happy

 

Any medical or legal advice given on a public forum is inherently not a good idea. What may work for one person may cause problems with others.

Although everyone who answered here gave you ideas that worked for them, the same ideas may not work for you. That is the point that Bonnie was trying to make.

 

Unlike many travel forums, we here are a kindly lot. We generally try to stay away from snarky answers to serious questions, such as the one you posed. All who answered gave their honest opinions to your question.

I understand your advice and take on board your warning about what works for one. I do not believe that I have been 'snarky' as you put it, just questioning how this comment was useful as I was just after some informal advice/ experiences to aid me with my disability while I am away, not judgemental about how I obtain advice ( which now you have explained your comment is very different). I understand that this is a forum and so does not replace any formal medical/ legal advice but has been helpful in giving me ideas on how I may avoid some issues while away - id bracelet, copies of prescription, photos of the boxes. I am grateful to those who have taken the time to share their ideas as they can only help me in my situation ( not replace formalities)The paragraph below would have been much more useful rather than the original post to explain your thinking. There was no intent to offend with my comment and apologises if it has been taken this way.  

Any medical or legal advice given on a public forum is inherently not a good idea. What may work for one person may cause problems with others.

Although everyone who answered here gave you ideas that worked for them, the same ideas may not work for you. That is the point that Bonnie was trying to make.

 

Unlike many travel forums, we here are a kindly lot. We generally try to stay away from snarky answers to serious questions, such as the one you posed. All who answered gave their honest opinions to your question.

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