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Old Aug 14, 06, 2:16 pm
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"4 oz. of non-prescription medicine" -- Contact Solution?

I just read where the TSA/FAA has slightly loosened the liquid ban so that a passenger may take up to 4 ounces of non-prescription medicine on board. Does this include contact solution? Just want to know if I should pop my contacts out before my 18hr. LAX-TPE-SIN jaunt next week.
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Old Aug 14, 06, 3:20 pm
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Yesterday I flew LIH-SFO and pre-filled a screw-cap contact lens case with multi-purpose solution. This way you don't need to carry the bottle of solution through the LIP (Liquid Inspection Point)
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On a semi-related subject, I'd be curious if anyone knows if the 4 oz liquid medicine exception also applies to gels, creams and ointments.
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Originally Posted by ssides
I just read where the TSA/FAA has slightly loosened the liquid ban so that a passenger may take up to 4 ounces of non-prescription medicine on board. Does this include contact solution? Just want to know if I should pop my contacts out before my 18hr. LAX-TPE-SIN jaunt next week.
I believe I saw that question posed on MSNBC (or CNBC) today to a TSA official. The official replied that the 4 oz. could be contact solution. You might want to check one of those websites for confirmation (and to make sure that the rules have not been changed since midday).
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Check at the trail size aisle at you local store. Bausch & Lomb make a little bottle of ReNu (2 oz) and it's not the MoistureLoc they had all the fungus problems with. It's for soft contacts only and costs around $1.
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The best and appropriate forum for these Qs. is Travel Safety/Security and I'll move it there for discussion. Ocn Vw 1K, Co-Mod, TravelBuzz
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Is Visine okay now?

I'm confused as there seems to be some sort of "anti-loophole" against eyedrops as OTC meds? Really ironic as we're talking a quanity too small to effectively mix with anything.
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I'm confused as there seems to be some sort of "anti-loophole" against eyedrops as OTC meds? Really ironic as we're talking a quanity too small to effectively mix with anything.
The TSA website states that 4 oz of contact lense solution or eye drops is allowed on planes.

go directly to the tsa.gov website for details. Personally I would print the list and carry it with me to show all the TSA idiots at the screening who are still probably taking away lipstick
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Old Aug 15, 06, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasResident
The TSA website states that 4 oz of contact lense solution or eye drops is allowed on planes.

go directly to the tsa.gov website for details. Personally I would print the list and carry it with me to show all the TSA idiots at the screening who are still probably taking away lipstick
Thanks, VegasResident -- do you have a link? I've searched through the TSA web site and couldn't find an answer.
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Thanks, VegasResident -- do you have a link? I've searched through the TSA web site and couldn't find an answer.
Here's the link - it took me one click from the home page.

TSA Prohibited Items List
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Isn't contact lens solution different from eye drops used with contacts? One is for storing you lens and the other is for rewetting a dry eye. Is there a product that you can use both to rewet your eyes and to store your lens?
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The TSA website states that 4 oz of contact lense solution or eye drops is allowed on planes.
I bet they'll have a hissy fit if I bring on a 2oz bottle of solution AND .5 oz of rewetting drops
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nasal spray OK?

I developed a mild ear infection a few hours ago and have to fly FLL-ATL-SEA tomorrow. Went to the local drugstore and the pharmacist recommended Sudafed and nasal spray. Tried the nasal spray and it works great. I can spray before I check my bags in FLL but really want it with me for the ATL-SEA leg. Didn't see nasal spray on any TSA list - anyone know if I can carry it on? small bottle - 1oz.
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USA Today posted the "list" of allowed items

up to 4oz of non-prescription liquid medications, including cough syrup, eye drops, contact lens solutions and nasal spray.

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Old Aug 15, 06, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by cbalaska
Didn't see nasal spray on any TSA list - anyone know if I can carry it on? small bottle - 1oz.
cbalaska,

You should fine, as nasal spray is covered on the 4 oz. of non-prescription medication. BTW, there's a whole thread on this in this forum. Maybe there's an update of relevance??
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