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17 November 2010 @ 02:30 pm
Sending prescriptions to Korea  
Hi all,

I have a question. Have any of you had prescriptions shipped from the United States or Canada to South Korea? If so, have you had problems recieving your prescriptions because of customs? I ask because I heard that in Korea, the doctors only prescribe medicine for a few days at a time, and I'd rather just get 6 months worth of medication from back home rather than having to deal with going back and forth to the doctor here all the time

Thanks!
 
 
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colonelperry42ncolonelperry42n on November 17th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
what prescription are you taking? It all depends on which one. I take synthroid, which I *need* every day, so they prescribe several months at a time.
missazraelmissazrael on November 17th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
If it's possible, I would say just get a full year's supply from home and bring it with you; dealing with customs and prescription meds sounds like an absolute nightmare!

Lacking that, maybe a family member could fill the script at home for you and then send it along. Gifts tend to be left alone at customs, whereas things from actual stores do not.
lady: doriangrayfictitiousfact on November 17th, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
I have no experience with sending medication, but I know that my friend was prescribed meds for epilepsy while in Korea and he got a month or two at a time. However, in the end he was frustrated because he wanted six months at a time!
03mm03mm on November 17th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
Depending on what it is, if you can get it here, I would suggest just doing that. I take Singulair for my asthma, and the docs here let me get 3 months worth at a time, and it's half the price it is in the states. If you just want to send a few months over to start with, it's no problem getting it through the airport on the way in...it seems to me like shipping it here would be way too expensive and not worth the trouble.