Can you fly with over the counter meds in your carry on bag?

We have big Costco size bottles of some over the counter meds. SInus meds and ibuprophen and a couple of 5 hour energy drinks. Can we carry those on the plane in a backpack or do we have to check them?

you can take ANY meds over the counter or prescription in your carry on and its recommended that you do in case you checked luggage is lost or stolen.

5 hour energy is NOT considered a medication at all and it must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry on luggage which is…
-3.4oz (100ml) containers or smaller
-all containers must be placed in a 1 quart size clear plastic zip top baggie
-only 1 baggie per person
-during security you must take out the baggie and place it in a bin provided to you for it to go through the x-ray machine.
if your liquids don’t follow those rules you’ll have to put them in your checked luggage.

3 Responses to “Can you fly with over the counter meds in your carry on bag?”

  • Evan says:

    You can in limited amounts, check out the airport rules.
    References :

  • Charlie says:

    You can carry any kinds of meds you want on the airplane. There are no restrictions against any kinds of medications. However, since you cannot possibly need those great big bottles while on the plane, why not put them in your checked bag and lighten the bag you have to carry? The energy drinks are a different thing. You can only carry liquids of 3.4 oz or less in your carry-on bag. Larger liquids must go in your checked bag.
    References :
    http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-carry-ons

  • Indiana Jones says:

    you can take ANY meds over the counter or prescription in your carry on and its recommended that you do in case you checked luggage is lost or stolen.

    5 hour energy is NOT considered a medication at all and it must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry on luggage which is…
    -3.4oz (100ml) containers or smaller
    -all containers must be placed in a 1 quart size clear plastic zip top baggie
    -only 1 baggie per person
    -during security you must take out the baggie and place it in a bin provided to you for it to go through the x-ray machine.
    if your liquids don’t follow those rules you’ll have to put them in your checked luggage.
    References :

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