Contributor Level: Captain

Does anyone purchase prescription medication when in Mexico?

I was surprised to see how "nice" and professional the pharmacies appeared to be in Mexico and the medicine looked on the up and up ...Didn't buy anything but wonder if anyone has and is it really a cost savings?

Tags: Mexico

10 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain


Absolutely not. If I won't drink the water in a foreign country, I'm not going to purchase medications there.


Contributor Level: Captain

Good point ...

Contributor Level: Captain

No I don't, but some of my friends do.

Contributor Level: Captain

We have friends who spend a month or more in Puerto Vallarta every winter, and they purchase Meds from the pharmacies, and get any dental work they need done, while they are there. They've been doing that for several years now.

Contributor Level: Captain

Nope! The closest I came was going to Canada with my mom when I was younger to get some meds that were OTC (Acetametaphine with codine in it)

Contributor Level: Captain


I don't think I will.

Contributor Level: Captain

Sometimes I do

I am healthy and do not take any meds. I only take meds if I get work done on my teeth or have a headache. But if I was as unfortunate to have to take many meds to live---it may be temping to purchase meds in Mexico due to pricing. However, I like others are afraid of the water and probably wouldn't risk it as I have good health insurance. 

Contributor Level: Purser

Are you gonna tell if I say "yes". LOL 

Seriously, though, I got a UTI on a cruise and was glad to be able to pick up some Bactrim. 

Contributor Level: Third Mate

No, way! I usually bring every medication that I think I may need.



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