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Old Oct 15, 15, 1:26 am
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Medications in Japan.

Am travelling to Japan on Sunday and am currently on Cymbalta (duloxetine). I doesn't appear to be on a list of banned psychotropic drugs for Japan, but I am still worried.

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Old Oct 15, 15, 2:08 am
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Am travelling to Japan on Sunday and am currently on Cymbalta (duloxetine). I doesn't appear to be on a list of banned psychotropic drugs for Japan, but I am still worried.

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Cymbalta is just an SNRI. It's not one of the psychotropics that I assume jpn is worried about (benzo, barbiturate, stimulant) and I don't see it listed here.
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I'm not a customs official. If you really want to be sure, contact Jpn consulate. If I'm in your shoes, I wouldn't worry.
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Old Oct 15, 15, 2:34 am
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Make sure you carry the prescription in its bottle and / or have a doctors prescription note / letter.

As long as
- It's not a banned substance
- You can prove it's prescribed by a doctor - note or labelled bottle
- You don't have stupid large quantities

You shouldn't have an issue.


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Old Oct 15, 15, 8:57 pm
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All sorted. Spoke with my local consulate. It's not on the banned list!
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Old Oct 18, 15, 9:34 pm
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Cymbalta is marketed and sold in Japan, so you're fine.
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