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For diabetes medicines mail order is acceptable without prescription in usa?

I am diabetic since last 25 years , sugar levels are mostly under control when i am at home and goes out of control when i stay away from home.I am planning to go to USA next month for 6 months, medicines are sold only against doctor's prescription, what do i do? carry with me whole lot? I use Glycomet GP2 and Januvia to keep check on m y sugar levels and sartel 40 ,and clovix 75 as preventive.

is there any way i get these medicines in USA without providing prescription?

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I went to USA twice since last 10 years. My stays there.were about 6 months.

I carried the total requirement of my medicines for 6 months. I have got the prescription for medicines from my doctor. I am a diabetic and heart patient, use around 13 pills daily.

6 months requirement will be quite large.

If u pack in in ur suit case it passes through scans and they are normally passed unless they are syrups / jelly types. Jellys/syrups are not allowed.Prescription should be with you with medicines for 24 hours.

I carried in my hand luggage. Customs in Hyderabad asked for doctors prescription. Verfied with the prescription. Pitied me and let me go.


Mr.Reddy :Thanks I will follow your suggestion,fortunately all medicines are in tablet form and i do not use insulin yet.I did visit USA several times before, longest stay till now was about four months,this time i intend to stay 6 months and therefore intend to prepare myself thoroughly this time.

thanks again,



Do not take chances.Carry all the medicines along with prescriptions.Not only the medicines are costly there but also no body cares unless you carry a proper prescription.I carried six months stock and there was no issue.


Januvia is imported drug. I took it for over six months but it does not help me to reduce sugar level


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