Your GP, oncology team, practice nurse or pharmacist can advise you about taking medicines abroad. They can tell you if you need to make any special arrangements. Try to speak with them as early as possible before your trip.
Before taking some types of medicine in or out of the UK, you will need a letter from your doctor. This includes some painkillers and morphine. Having a letter from your doctor will also be helpful if you have to take the following with you:
- portable medicine pumps.
The letter from your doctor should include:
- your name and address
- your date of birth
- the country (or countries) you are visiting
- your dates of travel
- the medicines you are taking, the doses and total amounts you are taking with you.