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Advice Please On Bringing Non Proscribed Viagra/kamagra Abroad?

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Can anyone please give me some advice wrt the legality of bringing viagra/Kamagra which has been bought over the web into other countries and indeed into the UK? Are they available in other countries totally legitimately from pharmacies without a prescription? Also I have seen 'golden root' a herbal equivalent on sale in Dublin and Manchester airport vending machines what's the story on bringing that abroad for personal use again only and any reviews on its effectiveness?

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Herbal = waste of time and its a rip off.

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Obviously it's illegal to buy prescription drugs in the UK without a prescription. Unlicensed generic versions are also illegal. However if you are travelling from one country to another, as long as it's for personal use and not in large quantities, I'm not sure anyone would care.

In my experience a fair amount of stuff you can buy on the web is placebo anyway!

.. and no I wouldn't touch any "herbal" stuff (also placebo IMHO). r.

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Can anyone please give me some advice wrt the legality of bringing viagra/Kamagra which has been bought over the web into other countries

Different countries have different policies! I rather think that many Gulf destinations have a zero tolerance policy for medicines of any sort, unless you can produce a Doctor's note (not available on the NHS - a nice little earner for many GPs!).

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Can anyone please give me some advice wrt the legality of bringing viagra/Kamagra which has been bought over the web into other countries and indeed into the UK? Are they available in other countries totally legitimately from pharmacies without a prescription? Also I have seen 'golden root' a herbal equivalent on sale in Dublin and Manchester airport vending machines what's the story on bringing that abroad for personal use again only and any reviews on its effectiveness?

most countries view it like this

Have prescription = medical

no paper work = drugs trafficker

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most countries view it like this

Have prescription = medical

no paper work = drugs trafficker

Absolutely no reason 2 get paranoid about this triviality :rolleyes:

Sure, if u bring in a bucket of the stuff 2 sell u mite get done but if u r talking of just a few blues 4 a short sejourn u wont get n e hassle. In the rare event that some stroppy customs officer woz 2 question u, u need only say dat ur missus is arrivin 2moro on anotha flite. They rnt interestid in that kinda gear.

From what I have heard, the only place in the world you need to be careful is the Ekamai bus station in Bangkok. Corrupt coppers there have a habit of searching punters on their way to Pattyhaha then making them pay a nominal fine for possession of vitamin V without a prescription.

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Actually I thought it was only illegal to buy/posses 'Controlled' prescription drugs. These are items such as the benzodiazepenes etc. As far as I was aware other medicines are legal to possess for personal use. The number of burgeoning pharamcy websites would support this.

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Actually I thought it was only illegal to buy/posses 'Controlled' prescription drugs. These are items such as the benzodiazepenes etc. As far as I was aware other medicines are legal to possess for personal use. The number of burgeoning pharamcy websites would support this.

As far as I'm aware it's illegal to buy prescription medication in the UK if you don't have a prescription for it. Possession itself is not illegal. If you buy it abroad and bring it into the UK, or buy it from a website which is based in a foreign country, then that's also not illegal, as long as it's for personal use.

Controlled drugs are a different matter, with unlawful possession being illegal (as well as buying without a prescription, possession with intent to supply etc). None of the ED meds, Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are controlled drugs in the UK. However they are prescription-only meds and generic versions are not yet licensed (Viagra UK patent runs out next year).

Getting back to the original question, I've taken Viagra/kamagra (for personal use) with me to the USA and to various European countries and would do so again without any worry. However I might possibly think twice if I was going to a Middle-eastern country.

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The EU should be fine save that I'd be cautious re some herbal alternatives. I would take caution in the Middle East esp the Gulf Region. The bizarre thing is you can buy viagra/cialis etc without a prescription at any chemist and even the pharmacy in duty free at Dubai Airport!

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i am traveling to bangkok with a 7hr stopover in dubai , i will have 6 kamagra tabs with me will i get arrested ,or am i ok to take them cant get no straight answers anywhere . and the information on them is very limited , need advice quick

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i am traveling to bangkok with a 7hr stopover in dubai , i will have 6 kamagra tabs with me will i get arrested ,or am i ok to take them cant get no straight answers anywhere . and the information on them is very limited , need advice quick

No need at all to take them with you, every pharmacy in Bangkok sells them over the counter so leave at home and buy them over there, problem solved

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Obviously it's illegal to buy prescription drugs in the UK without a prescription. Unlicensed generic versions are also illegal. However if you are travelling from one country to another, as long as it's for personal use and not in large quantities, I'm not sure anyone would care.

In my experience a fair amount of stuff you can buy on the web is placebo anyway!

.. and no I wouldn't touch any "herbal" stuff (also placebo IMHO). r.

Collates visiting UAE have been arrested for thinking it might be OK to carry codeine without a prescription and doctors letter.

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i am traveling to bangkok with a 7hr stopover in dubai , i will have 6 kamagra tabs with me will i get arrested ,or am i ok to take them cant get no straight answers anywhere . and the information on them is very limited , need advice quick

Don't know but don't take the risk. Its not worth it. You can buy the real thing (ie viagra, cialis) in Bangkok or indeed Dubai Airport (just keep the receipt).

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Collates visiting UAE have been arrested for thinking it might be OK to carry codeine without a prescription and doctors letter.

Codeine in illegal in UAE! End of story, no doctors note will save you, nor the fact that you are just transiting through the airport to another country, if you are stopped you will get arrested.

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Gulf states are very strict - you can be arrested for the tiniest infraction that looks like drugs. The recommendation (places like UAE have special visitor guidance) is to get a list from your GP of EVERYTHING you are taking abroad in the way of pills and tablets. Just make a big long list, including strength and amounts, email it to your doctor, and ask him or her to print it out on a letterhead, date it, and sign it. That's what I did travelling to Dubai. Not that I ever got stopped, but the newspaper stories (right down to a guy arrested with a poppy seed on his shirt - am not kidding - made me think it was worth getting the paperwork.) If you have a valid prescription for a particular drug, it is valid for a generic or a brand name as far as I am aware. Simple possession in the UK varies according to the official drugs schedules (Classes of Drugs) which you can look up easily enough. I don't think viagra was on them last time I looked.

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As Punternet resident English pedant, I have to (well I don't but I will) point out that proscribed means forbidden so 'non proscribed Viagra' is the permitted sort!

However, we all now what you mean. I was surprised and interested to learn about the middle eastern attitude and will bear this in mind when I go via Dubai to India next year. I am sure that there wouldn't be any issue with small quantities (say 20 tabs in blister packs) in most destinations, whether prEscribed or not.

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