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Carrying an EpiPen on board a plane

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Has anyone ever had a problem carrying an EpiPen on a flight?

An EpiPen is an epinephrine (Adrenaline) auto-injector that is carried by people with allergies. My wife carries one in case of an anaphylactic reaction to shellfish.

We're obviously not likely to encounter shellfish on board an airplane, but we really don't want to check it, for two reasons:

1. It's a critical emergency medicine, and we don't want to risk losing it in the checked luggage.

2. It will be damaged if it freezes in the hold.

We carry a letter from a doctor, in case anyone asks. Nobody asked about it being in our carry-on on our trip to Spain last November. Yet it seems like something that the authorities might worry could be used as a weapon. You just remove the safety cap, and jab it against someone, and it injects 0.3 mg of epinephrine (or for that matter, something else, if it's not really what it claims to be). Sounds like a great potential weapon, far more dangerous than a nail file.

Has anyone ever been questioned about this?

- Larry

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