Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Buying Medicine In Mexico  
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Here in Mexico you can buy drugs which would usually require prescritption in USA, with no prescription. But how safe is it? has anyone ever done it before?

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

For the most part the purchase itself is relatively safe. I wouldn't say it's reputable, though. I have heard that the active ingredients in the medicines may be diluted, or non-existent. The US/Mex border pharmacies make good repeat business, so I'd say it's a seldom occurance.

A lot of old people here in Arizona go to Mexico for their medications. Good luck if you wanna drive above 40 down that highway.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

It's basically the same situation in whole Latin America. For example, you can buy antibiotics w/o prescription. There's no problem with the quality of the product, the problem is that, when you're taking a medication w/o the guidance of a Medical Doctor, you're simply risking your health and maybe your life.

It's very usual to see people in our countries taking amoxicilin [an antibiotic] to fight a simple cold [without an infection]. Totally senseless and very risky.

But you can find a prescription drug 50% even 60% cheaper in Latin America than the U.S..


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Quoting TheCoz (reply 1):
I have heard that the active ingredients in the medicines may be diluted, or non-existent


I'm sorry to say this, but that is a bunch of crap. As you should know, the pharmaceutical companies which elaborate medicines over the USA are the same in Mexico. Just the same. It may be hard to believe for you, but they keep the same standards of quality in doing so. Check over the internet if you want. Just one example, Pfizer produces the same medicines here than in America. They may change the name, but the rest is the same patent. If you buy Viagra over here, you would get the same "results" than with the America drug, just cheaper and without a prescription.


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

I have an Uncle who is a pharmacist in HMO, needless to say, it's all good stuff. Man is that penicillin strong!


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2095 times:

While you might be able to purchase certain drugs in Mexico or Latin America without a prescription, better leave them there if you are a US citizen and don't have a doctor's prescription for the medication. Otherwise DEA and Customs will be interested in you if you're caught with the medications. Federal law prohibits the possession of prescription drugs without a prescription from a licensed physician and transporting them over the border could get you a stiff fine or prison time. As it is, congress is looking to shut off the international prescription pipeline through new legislation.


"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting 57AZ (reply 5):
While you might be able to purchase certain drugs in Mexico or Latin America without a prescription, better leave them there if you are a US citizen and don't have a doctor's prescription for the medication.



Not only U.S. citizen. Even foreigners. The Law is equal for everybody.


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Ask Aa61hvy, I'm sure thats where he gets his supply of 'Roids from.  Big grin

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Can You Get USA DirecTV Signal In Mexico? posted Tue Oct 31 2006 23:06:59 by Luisde8cd
AndesSMF In Mexico! posted Wed May 10 2006 21:08:40 by AndesSMF
MJ, Coke, Heroin Soon Legal In Mexico posted Sat Apr 29 2006 13:26:48 by ANCFlyer
One Night In Mexico City posted Sun Feb 5 2006 23:54:50 by Macc
Need Advice On Buying Property In Sofia, Bulgaria posted Thu Jan 26 2006 08:25:47 by UTA_flyinghigh
Hyundai In Mexico posted Sun Nov 27 2005 21:40:49 by Jmc1975
10 Days In Mexico - Where To Go & What To See? posted Wed Aug 24 2005 16:09:47 by L410Turbolet
US Border Patrol Agents Arrested In Mexico posted Wed May 4 2005 04:10:42 by SFOMEX
Socialised Medicine In Britain posted Wed Apr 13 2005 12:46:12 by WhiteHatter
Buying Electronics In Japan, Any Advice? posted Fri Mar 4 2005 01:00:38 by Sabena332