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Old 20-07-2013, 17:43   #16
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Re: Obtaining medications in Mexico

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Yeah, but it's not wise to bad-mouth a country where you can buy Viagra in the airports.
Is it against CF policy for me to say I should buy suitcases of the stuff, head back to the states, and sell it from a website with a .ch domain name hosted somewhere in the French Antilles?
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

mail from usa works well in mexico--you must know how to use it to your advantage instead of trusting the donkey with 3 broken legs and a sprained ankle on the last remaining leg..
make sure your sender know to send with tracking . is important. and make sure you have to sign fro receipt of goods. this makes accountability. mexicans are excellent when there is accountability. i have yet to miss a package or letter--granted it may take a month for regular mail, and 12 days f or sign for it stuff---but i get my mail.
i even have shoes sent from germany with great success.
one must have a lefitimate address for mail here inmexico.
as for medicatons--most of the physicians here in mexico will work with ye. of course i may be different , as they respect my knowledge as a 30 + yr vet of nursing in emergency and intensive care--so i have yet to have any oroblems, other than my allergy meds are not allowed to be sold in mexico.
bring your medical synopsis of health--medical records are an excellent way to save time and your life.
meds needing script are inclusive of antibiotics, antivirals, anything neding a script in usa should have one here. dilantin can get you incarcerated, as someone a few years ago discovered....oops, she tried to get it sans script.
to be safe here, bring your scripts--copy them and preserve them so when you come to mexico you can knowledgeably converse with a physician--they speak english, as the universal language of medicine IS english...
so, when you arrive into an area, go meet the physicians and figure out who will be your md, and work with that soul. show respect and have an easy time .

it seems the souls who have the m0st disrespect and disregard for this place are the ones who do not remain long or havent been here much time, and do not understand the laws, culture , habits or lifestyle here.
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Old 20-07-2013, 18:27   #18
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

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Do not have anything mailed to you in Mexico, you will never see it.
What Zee said regarding negative comments.

All mail in Mexico goes through the central office in Mexico City. Read- aprox 4-6 weeks delivery.
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Old 20-07-2013, 19:12   #19
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

point of information here---each pharmacy has an attending physician. there is no problem with bringing a copy of your medical records and your prescription to the md in the pharmacy so that md can make sure you will be ok.
the mds are trained in same manner as usa mds, and many have trained in usa.
generic meds in mexico are same formula as those in usa. there is no difference.

the medications sold as you say , over the counter, are actually not sold over the counter.
that is why there is a physician in each pharmacy. is like going to md office in usa only more realistic.
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

The easiest solution for you would be to call your doctors office, tell them you're going on vacation for several months, and need an extended prescription for your drugs.
You can get anything you want in Mexico and the medical services are excellent and virtually free compared to USA prices.
You can receive mail in Mexico if you have a real street address and don't mind waiting forever, if you're traveling on vacation, forget it.
If you would like to stop being ripped off every month at your local drug store for long term prophylactic drugs to control things like blood pressure, cholesterol, and violent mood swings, check out internet suppliers.
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

I think my needs tend to be a little higher than others, considering that I've got two little kids, my wife was pregnant, and then just all the normal health stuff.

Anyway, I've been surprised at the amount of things that you simply cannot buy in Mexico. Whether you'd be able to import them in or not I don't know. Without laying out all of our family medications one of the weirdest ones is an EpiPen. They're only good for a year and they cost ~$125 a piece, and you just can't buy them here (Mexico).

Another one is Zofran, which is the go-to drug for pregnant women in the US with nausea. In Mexico it's only available as an injection and only prescribed routinely for cancer patients.

But then with something like Valium, which is heavily regulated in the states, you can say you get anxiety attacks and walk away with fifty pills.
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

i find it amusing to read and hear folks who ar e system abusers recomment th e method of abusing a system in other countries,.
you all have choices. you can abuse a system , causing similar problems as in usa, or you can do the correct pathway for treatment, which has been written by more than one soul here.
the correct pathway is to bring your medical records with you and at minimum, a copy of the prescriptions which are needed for saving your life.
the doctor in the pharmacy is a doctor of medicine, with degrees and certifications same as in usa. this individual is capable of prescribing and following your progress same as in usa.
when you follow the policies and procedures as they are practiced,legally, you will have much better fortune in the health care game.

there are some souls out cruising who have dire need to keep in touch with physicians and maintenance of routine meds, which are not so routine here.
when there is a problem with a medication taken over time and found unavailable in a country in which you find self, isnt a big deal to go to a physician and have that do talk with yours and figger out the best way to fix that problem. other meds may be available not available in usa that are even better--remember, usa doesnt have perfect record in health care and pharmacology/phamaceutical review and acceptance.

is always amusing when folks unfamiliar with health care delivery mu=ch less health care systems decide they know more than a licensed professional with much experience in the area..

enjoy.... some cases of this kind of abuse of system do cause imprisonment. i think you all should be aware of this fact.
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

Yes zeehag, they can listen to you, or to me as the "system abuser".

Best of luck.
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

i didnt mention any names. however, there are folks who did come here with that same attitude and found selves in prison. this is napoleonic law--you are guilty until proven innocent.
there is a mariner 40 in mazatlan that used to be owned by a cruising family from usa. they were involved in similar thinking on otc drugs and the purchasing there of, that boat has been abandoned after being impounded for over 14 yrs, family was spilt up-parents both were imprisoned and kid who was 9years old was sent into orphanage--she is now 21. her parents are still in prison in mexico.

this stuff does happen. there is a dea here. you do not know the part about the purchasing of allegedly otc drugs, such as the schedule llist drugs folks from usa seek--these individuals buying here are watched ... by both usa and mexican
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my history of forensics and critical care is not overlooked here. i am privy to info others do not receive. very interesting stuff. currently i am consulting with an md here on dengue awareness.....
as a result of my acquisition of info, i felt folks in cf deserved to know the reality of acquisition of medications in mexico, so they can avoid the unnecessary hassle of scrutiny and accusation by a dea in a country in which we are not native.

is awesome to know i an still help out and that there are actually drug enforcement reading online info so the abusers can be prosecuted, as they deserve to be. isnt my job to turn em in--is my job to help folks learn about the need for skeeter abatement programs and prevention of dengue, at this time.


mexico is not as backward as some seem to continue to believe it is....there has been much awesome progress in the past few years, technologically as well as in other arenas.
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

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i didnt mention any names. however, there are folks who did come here with that same attitude and found selves in prison. this is napoleonic law--you are guilty until proven innocent.
there is a mariner 40 in mazatlan that used to be owned by a cruising family from usa. they were involved in similar thinking on otc drugs and the purchasing there of, that boat has been abandoned after being impounded for over 14 yrs, family was spilt up-parents both were imprisoned and kid who was 9years old was sent into orphanage--she is now 21. her parents are still in prison in mexico.

this stuff does happen. there is a dea here. you do not know the part about the purchasing of allegedly otc drugs, such as the schedule llist drugs folks from usa seek--these individuals buying here are watched ... by both usa and mexican
dea.

my history of forensics and critical care is not overlooked here. i am privy to info others do not receive. very interesting stuff. currently i am consulting with an md here on dengue awareness.....
as a result of my acquisition of info, i felt folks in cf deserved to know the reality of acquisition of medications in mexico, so they can avoid the unnecessary hassle of scrutiny and accusation by a dea in a country in which we are not native.

is awesome to know i an still help out and that there are actually drug enforcement reading online info so the abusers can be prosecuted, as they deserve to be. isnt my job to turn em in--is my job to help folks learn about the need for skeeter abatement programs and prevention of dengue, at this time.


mexico is not as backward as some seem to continue to believe it is....there has been much awesome progress in the past few years, technologically as well as in other arenas.
So, could you get Rebel Heart an epi pen and some Zofran please?
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

if he is too stubborn to do the physician thing properly/correctly, he doesnt truly need the meds. these are NOT over the counter meds.
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i didnt mention any names. however, there are folks who did come here with that same attitude and found selves in prison. this is napoleonic law--you are guilty until proven innocent.
there is a mariner 40 in mazatlan that used to be owned by a cruising family from usa. they were involved in similar thinking on otc drugs and the purchasing there of, that boat has been abandoned after being impounded for over 14 yrs, family was spilt up-parents both were imprisoned and kid who was 9years old was sent into orphanage--she is now 21. her parents are still in prison in mexico.

this stuff does happen. there is a dea here. you do not know the part about the purchasing of allegedly otc drugs, such as the schedule llist drugs folks from usa seek--these individuals buying here are watched ... by both usa and mexican
dea.

my history of forensics and critical care is not overlooked here. i am privy to info others do not receive. very interesting stuff. currently i am consulting with an md here on dengue awareness.....
as a result of my acquisition of info, i felt folks in cf deserved to know the reality of acquisition of medications in mexico, so they can avoid the unnecessary hassle of scrutiny and accusation by a dea in a country in which we are not native.

is awesome to know i an still help out and that there are actually drug enforcement reading online info so the abusers can be prosecuted, as they deserve to be. isnt my job to turn em in--is my job to help folks learn about the need for skeeter abatement programs and prevention of dengue, at this time.


mexico is not as backward as some seem to continue to believe it is....there has been much awesome progress in the past few years, technologically as well as in other arenas.
I really have no idea what you're addressing or arguing, and rarely do.

Best of luck.
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Re: Obtaining Medications in Mexico

Zeehag's message...don't abuse drugs because they are plentiful and are over the counter, in Mexico. Check with a physician, at the pharmacy, for a drug substitute if you cannot find a drug from back home. Bring with you, doctor's scripts and your labeled medication bottles to avoid issues with the DEA and customs. If you find a good drug, like a pain killer, that is sold over the counter do not be tempted to purchase and bring a case-full back home; you will not get away with it. That's all folks!

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Thanks to all your useful advice and all has been noted. We will be there just for a few months and what I can't take I'll try to obtain locally, if not i'll trust to the mail system
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