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prescriptions from Mexico

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prescriptions from Mexico

does anyone have experience bringing prescription medications from one of the border towns into the U.S.? I take several medications that are expensive however my physician doesn't think medicines from Mexico are "good" and won't give me a prescription. I do have prescription containers with all the information on them. Any comments appreciated.

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1. Re: prescriptions from Mexico

Search online for info on buying prescriptions in Mexico. To be legal to carry them in Mexico and across the border, as pharmacies in Mexico do sell some medicines which are prescription in the US without doctors' prescriptions, you must have a written prescription in your possession from your own physician in the US or go to a licensed medical doctor in Mexico and get a prescription. The prescription label on the container is not sufficient if questioned by either Mexican police or ICE at the border. Pharmacies often have medical doctors on staff or will refer you. Find some source of referral yourself to a reputable pharmacy; you won't get that answer from anyone here.

If you research the subject, you will find that some prescription medicines sold in Mexico are different strength and sometimes fake even though carrying the same labeling, form and color. This is particularly true sometimes in border cities. For example, at $8/pill 100 mg of Viagra is very profitable when the blue pill has been replicated to resemble the real thing, and there is no way to know the difference.

As this inquiry is not travel related, it will be removed by TA.

Edited: 02 August 2010, 22:52
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