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US Airline Regulations - Medical Items Permitted Aboard a Flight
Medication and Special Needs Devices - Carry-on or Check?

Following the August 10, 2006 plot to bomb up to 10 passenger planes bound for the US from the UK, all passengers will be subject to new hand baggage restrictions and security screening, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Visit - New Airport Security Carry-on Regulations to see changes to carry-on restrictions.

Medication and Special Needs Devices
Carry-on
Checked
Braille Note-Taker, Slate and Stylus, Augmentation Devices Yes Yes
Diabetes-Related Supplies and or Equipment, (once inspected to ensure prohibited items are not concealed) including:
  • Insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products.
  • Vials or box of individual vials.
  • Jet injectors.
  • Pens.
  • Infusers preloaded syringes.
  • Unlimited number of unused syringes when accompanied by insulin, lancets, blood glucose meters, blood glucose meter test strips, insulin pumps, and insulin pump supplies.
  • Insulin in any form or dispenser must be properly marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication or manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label.
Yes Yes
Nitroglycerine pills or spray for medical use (if properly marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication or manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label) Yes Yes
Prosthetic Device Tools and Appliances, including drill, allen wrenches, pullsleeves used to put on or remove prosthetic devices, if carried by the individual with the prosthetic device or his or her companion. Yes Yes

More 'Carry-on or Check' Regulations:

Source - Transportation Security Administration

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