I’m going to japan next month and I was looking in to bringing my insulin over seas. I read that you can only have a one month supply and that it has to be “pre-filled syringes or self injection kits” and that customs will let me know what to do. I use the novolog pens, which i assume is what they are referring to as a self injection kit, but i use vials of lantus. I was just wondering if anyone has been through this and did you have to draw up the shots for the week or were you able to take the vials? please let me know. this is my first international trip and I’m freaking out!
Hi There, I have never heard of this, but it sounds ridiculous! I hope it is wrong - you should be able to bring your vial, hypodermic needles, and a note from your doctor. I don’t like prefilling vials because I’m afraid I’ll change the dose by prematurely bumping the plunger… I fly every week for work (and actually I wear a pump, but I do carry a vial and hypodermic with me always as backup), but all domestic; I haven’t flown internationally for over a year. I’d suggest checking with customs, and your doctor. Please let us know what you find out, I’m curious (and potentially frustrated!).