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Can we bring antihistamines and steriod cream?

Old Jan 3rd 2008, 3:18 pm
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Default Can we bring antihistamines and steriod cream?

Hope someone can help.......

My daughter has eczema and mild asthma which is triggered by certain allergies, for which, she is prescribed an antihistamine and a steroid cream.

I am sure that I have read somewhere, that you are only allowed to bring certain medicines into NZ....does anyone know or can direct me to a website where I can get this info

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Old Jan 3rd 2008, 4:50 pm
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Default Re: Can we bring antihistamines and steriod cream?

My son has allergies so we always travel with an epi-pen. We tried to bring Piriton as well but were told we could only take prescribed drugs. They took the Piriton away but we got some in Boots before we boarded.
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Old Jan 3rd 2008, 7:44 pm
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Always a difficult one with meds...customs let me keep steroid cream for youngest because pharmacy label was attached, had to surrender other meds, even painkillers we consider basic in UK have to be prescribed here. Get a letter from your GP or a repeat prescription as evidence they are required, ensure any drugs have pharmacy label with your names/ dates ect intact, declare everything and you shouldnt have a problem. Our problem came as we had put stuff in container...just some steroid cream, inhalers and diclofenac....we might as well have declared we were drug smugglers the ammount of problems it caused! Anything with codeine a no no....its a controlled drug here.
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Default Re: Can we bring antihistamines and steriod cream?

Originally Posted by carriem41 View Post
Anything with codeine a no no....its a controlled drug here.
And it's an over-the-counter drug in the UK. Daft innit? Am glad we've still got some of our codeine pills we bought in the UK when hubby threw his back out when we were there! Those came in the container. We forgot about them.
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Old Jan 3rd 2008, 9:25 pm
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Default Re: Can we bring antihistamines and steriod cream?

Originally Posted by carriem41 View Post
Our problem came as we had put stuff in container...just some steroid cream, inhalers and diclofenac....we might as well have declared we were drug smugglers the ammount of problems it caused! .
Thanks for that...........

We have built a little bit of stock with regards to steroid cream and inhalers in order to give us some time before having to register with doctors etc......We were going to put them in the container, would you suggest bringing them with us in our suitcase?

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Old Jan 3rd 2008, 10:38 pm
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Default Re: Can we bring antihistamines and steriod cream?

I think you`ll be fine either way as long as you declare everything, theyre not too bothered about inhalers, dirt cheap here so not like you are going to sell them on the black market...its really not worth the risk not declaring but completely your choice....customs threatened to open every box....fortunatley they didnt have time!
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