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Hi!
Planning a trip for next December and need to know what Mexico Pharmacies need for a year's prescription?
Thank you!
-Veronica
(12-31-2018, 09:39 PM)GoLolly Wrote: [ -> ]Hi!
Planning a trip for next December and need to know what Mexico Pharmacies need for a year's prescription?
Thank you!
-Veronica

Money. Living in NM i have heard from some about a 3 month limit .
Scripts? Not needed for most normal stuff like pills for controlling hypertension, blood sugars, or asthma...

Just good ol' American dollars.
it all depends on what the prescription is for. for controlled substances you need a prescription and money. for all others you just need money. and of course your Passport or card to get back across the border into the USA. highdesertranger
(01-01-2019, 08:18 AM)highdesertranger Wrote: [ -> ]it all depends on what the prescription is for.  for controlled substances you need a prescription and money.  for all others you just need money.  and of course your Passport or card to get back across the border into the USA.  highdesertranger

I get levothyroxine and estradiol. Dr. here requires tests every 6 months but the med amounts never change.  I'm thinking maybe one test and yearly RX would save me $150/yr
I use levothyroxine also, and several others for my heart/kidney issues. It would save alot of money compared to standard U.S. pricing. I may try this.
I went to Palomas, the border town south of Deming, NM, and got my asthma inhalers for $7 each instead of over $150 each, for just the copay. And I had a really good lunch for cheap, and consulted a dentist who gave me his opinion about a pesky tooth and didn't even charge me for the visit. It was overall worthwhile.

The Dire Wolfess
(01-02-2019, 10:29 PM)Moxadox Wrote: [ -> ]I went to Palomas, the border town south of Deming, NM, and got my asthma inhalers for $7 each instead of over $150 each, for just the copay.  And I had a really good lunch for cheap, and consulted a dentist who gave me his opinion about a pesky tooth and didn't even charge me for the visit.  It was overall worthwhile.

The Dire Wolfess
Thank you!  I haven't heard anything about Palomas.  I was looking into free campsites near towns close to the border and Los Algudonas came up a lot.  Is Palomas very busy?
I was in Algodones yesterday getting Levothyroxine.  For 50mmg tablets it is $17/100 at the purple pharmacy just inside the gate.  Had a good lunch and wandered around looking at stuff.  Took almost an hour in like e to get back across the border into the US.  I'll be going back next week when I get to the RTR.  I may check to see how much a doctor there would charge for the checkup.
(01-03-2019, 09:44 AM)GoLolly Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you!  I haven't heard anything about Palomas.  I was looking into free campsites near towns close to the border and Los Algudonas came up a lot.  Is Palomas very busy?
Palomas is a sleepy little border town that almost exclusively exists to provide medical/dental/optical/pharmacy services to gringos. There is a medical concierge service in Santa Fe that organizes trips there! Camping on the US side is available at Pancho Villa State Park, which is not free, but very inexpensive. The US border town of Columbus, NM has a tiny RV park that is also very cheap. There is BLM around there too. I went to MX twice when I was staying in Deming at the Loners on Wheels campground, and both times I parked in the free lot at the border (it says to put $5 in a box, but there is no box!), walked across, did my shopping, walked back through customs with zero wait.

The Dire Wolfess
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