Bringing medications to Ecuador is not only possible, but advisable. We recommend bringing at least a 3 month supply of critical medications and/or supplements. Once you get settled, you can schedule an appointment with a doctor or go to a pharmacy to see if your drugs are available, or if there are alternatives.
However, it’s really important to leave the pills in their original packaging so TSA and the Ecuadorian airport security know what they are. We had a friend who poured all of her pills and supplements into a ziplock bag that she put in her checked suitcase. That triggered a security check and she arrived in Ecuador to find the ziplock bag sliced open and the pills all over her suitcase.
And I’m guessing the addition of ample slobber from the drug sniffing dog. Yuck!
Check out FAQ #29 – What About PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS In Ecuador? for more about this topic.
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