Last reply 1 year ago
Moving Tecfidera between countries!


I’m moving to the Netherlands from the UK for a year pretty soon, which as you can imagine, is a clusterf*ck from a medication point of view. My neurologist recommended I stay registered as a patient in the UK, and keep getting my Tec from the company in the UK, with my family here shipping it to NL for me. (The alternative would be to go get myself diagnosed again in NL!)

Tec is available in NL and the UK, but should I be worried about shipping 3 months worth of Tec between countries? Or, if a delivery comes while I’m visiting the UK, should I be worried about carrying up to 3 months worth with me as I travel?

Oddly specific I know, but I don’t know where else to turn, and I don’t want to be on some watchlist for googling “moving medication between countries”!


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1 year ago

@stehrface , give the MS Society Helpline a call on 0808 800 8000. This question must have been asked many times before………..

1 year ago

I agree with Stumbler but I have found ms nurse very helpful in this respect. For years when I was on Avonex, which is injectable, she did letters for me for the airlines and customs so I had no problem getting my needles through, and if we thought there would be a heat problem, having them stored in a fridge, but you won’t have that problem with Tecfidera!

1 year ago

I’ve flown to Dubai from the us with all my meds. I had no problems. I’m on tecfidera. Keep ur prescription with u letter from doctor maybe. Should not be a issue.

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