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Old 27th April 2009, 17:59   #16
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1. Quick calculation tells me that this lot will cost Rs. 2.5 L in Dubai? So he is saving 2.25L if you carry it for him?
2. He has personal experience of taking in 300 strips.
Hmm. He did mention that it's 10 times more expensive in Dubai. Hence your math does make the whole deal sound absurd, for medicines to be allowed to be carried in so freely.

He said he has carried even upto 500 strips.
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Old 27th April 2009, 18:03   #17
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I would not do it.

I cannot advice you on your course of action but I would never carry any medicine in such large quantities to any other country.

I am not even sure if I would like to store such a high quantity in my house.
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Old 27th April 2009, 18:06   #18
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He said he has carried even upto 500 strips.
He consumes 5,000 of these tablets every year? Nearly 14 a day?

C'mon man - you have enough common sense.
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You can carry the medicine but with a prescription. Make sure you DON'T put it in your cabin bag. One of my colleagues was asked to take all the medicines out that he was carrying in his cabin bag while traveling through Dubai (it was a transit). I have carried medicines with me in the past without any trouble. Prescription is a must.
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Amlong needs to be taken once or twice daily (usually once)
3000 tablets = 1500 days = 5 years!
At Dubai no official will be willing to listen to any story if they get suspicious.
My dad went to Dubai and then the US and he is on a lot of medicines.
He had prescriptions for 3 months and carried the exact amount of medicines and a prescription to back it up.
He had no trouble
In your case, whether you have a good time in Dubai or end up in Jail getting whipped is just a matter of luck - so you decide!

I'm still very curious - does your friend really need the drugs for personal use or is he in some other business - very genuine unbiased query from me.
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Seriously, I would not carry so many medicines with a prescription for any one else. Even if I had to, I would try have the documents in my name.

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Steeroid : .. except that you may have a horny pathan for a cell-mate.
shuvc : Now THAT is Trouble.
And any Amlogard left with you will not help alleviate any pain you get !

Bass, Treble chalega, magar Trouble nahin. Aur yeh kaam se Trouble hi Trouble dikh raha hai.

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Old 27th April 2009, 18:52   #22
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B&T,

Do not carry such large quantities! At the max you can carry 6~12 months worth of medicine with proper prescriptions. So even if you take a tablet 3 times a day for a year, it has to be ~1k tables.

I have carried tablets for my dad when I travel, but then it has been for 3~6 months at the max worth of tablets.

Anything more, such as this 3k, is sure inviting trouble, prescription or no prescription!

Please be careful.

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He consumes 5,000 of these tablets every year? Nearly 14 a day? ...
Wonderful maths, Steeroid!
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Old 27th April 2009, 18:53   #23
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Looks to me like a non prescription supply for sale here. There are plenty of these "contacts" available in Indian circles who can arrange for antibiotics and stuff for people who do not have insurance and are not willing to pay the steep charges.
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We do prescribe medications for many patients who are abroad, when they come for follow-up in India.but there should a letter that the person should carry which has the seal and registration number etc of the treating doctor and his designation.basically letter should contain the illness and the fact that the person needs to take medication for the same illness for an extended period of time

Medications are much more expensive in the Gulf
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Did you read my link? Medicines in any form are a no-no. Be prepared to be a sarkari guest on arrival
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Did you read my link? Medicines in any form are a no-no. Be prepared to be a sarkari guest on arrival
was that question to me?well no i did not-think it was in arabic.but i have prescribed and the patients have gone abroad without problems too.
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Sad to say, but it seems ur friend is running a side business in smuggled medicine and you are his mule.

Whatever you do, dont have a heavy inflight lunch. Sight of you clutching ur stomach in pain may make them go for the "thorough" examination, the one that involves gloves and bodily cavities..
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After reading those lines do you want to take risk and enjoy the AC
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What car does you friend drive... what ice?
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Old 28th April 2009, 23:19   #30
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I would take the advice of all these great guys here. Do not carry meds for anyone other than yourself, more so to Dubai. They have very strict rules, and believe you me, you dont want to wind up in jail.
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