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[*] posted on 1-8-2014 at 12:52 PM


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I use the same ones and get them mailed to my Chula Vista PMB from Kaiser. Co-pay is A LOT CHEAPER than at Similares.


I have no insurance for meds, so I'm on my own. However, on certain days of the week there is a 20% discount for purchases over $ 100 pesos, and since the pricing is very reasonable I doubt I could do better NOB. :saint::biggrin:


INAPAM card…discount all the time at Similares.




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[*] posted on 1-8-2014 at 01:03 PM


I question the quality at Similares since I had an experience with a significant difference in blood pressure with Similares medication versus medication that was purchased in the States.
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[*] posted on 1-8-2014 at 02:05 PM


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I believe it is a controlled substance and is used for Multiple sclerosis and other conditions that cause painful muscle contractions. You probably need to see a neurologist and find out where to get it as well as get a prescription.
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Yes, we have a prescription, en espanol. From prev. posts, it is illegal to send drugs here sans a prescription. So, I guess we could send a copy to our friend in the states to put in the package and mail it to us in Mexico???? We still have been unable to find this drug or anything like it here in Mexico.
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[*] posted on 1-8-2014 at 02:51 PM


You've probably done this or at least understand it, so I'm likely stating the obvious (the only reason I bring it up because an awful lot of the culture here is that if they don't carry or have something they just say no, even though they can order it).

The drug is available in Mexico per

http://www.edrugs.eu/baclofeno/comprar/

Which is pretty reliable.

The pharma distribution market hasn't changed much in 2 or 3 years here but it basically works like this:

There are roughly 22,000 pharmacies in Mexico and 3 companies that distribute to them (well, actually 4, but the 4th is pretty small). Each of the big guys has a network of warehouses and delivery vehicles that pretty much guarantee you can get anything available within 24 hours.

I suspect that if you went to your "good" local place (not the shack on the corner trying to sell Viagra to tourists) and pressed them you could have it in a day.






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[*] posted on 1-8-2014 at 02:58 PM


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I question the quality at Similares since I had an experience with a significant difference in blood pressure with Similares medication versus medication that was purchased in the States.


Well I take metoprolol, lisinopril, simvastatina and generic plavix and they seem to be working as expected.
All from similares.




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[*] posted on 1-8-2014 at 04:43 PM


durrelllrobert/EnsenadaDr, I figured out my confusion. Chula Vista is in So. CA, not MX. As they say...nevermind!
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[*] posted on 6-8-2018 at 07:53 PM


nice

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[*] posted on 6-8-2018 at 07:59 PM


and aeroflux(salbutamol) in Mexico, they run about $50 pesos each per unit dose inhaler
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[*] posted on 6-9-2018 at 08:20 AM


Analgesics are tightly controlled here specifically the opiates. Go figure. If you are carrying these you need to have the written script with you. Not that any of the above are opiates. You always run the risk of an over diligent armed forces or police member holding you up for a medicine he is not familiar with. Carry the script saves the hassle. If its a one off vacation some docs will write for more meds to cover the additional time span.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2018 at 09:57 AM


I am also confirming what DavidE said in 2014, no medication can be sent to Mexico via mail. Way back in the day, I sent my meds via FedEx to Mexico only to have the held by customs in Mexico City and then returned to USA.

I have a question to diabetics on how you carry your insulin when you travel long distances??? Is one able to put insulin in a fridge on a plane? Do I need to have special prescription for my needles and insulin?




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[*] posted on 6-10-2018 at 12:19 AM


Insulin can be stored at room temperature (below 85 degrees) for up to 28 days after you poke a hole in the membrane. California does not require prescriptions to purchase insulin or insulin syringes, neither do most states. They are over-the counter items. I don't know of any diabetics who actually have a current prescription for insulin or syringes.

You should also carry a glucagon emergency kit, which does require a prescription, especially while traveling. Glucagon is the antidote to an insulin overdose or a hypoglycemic condition.
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[*] posted on 6-10-2018 at 06:47 AM


redmercury, thank you.



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[*] posted on 6-13-2018 at 07:29 AM


This is a problem I will face when we are able to spend more than a month at a time: anyone with MS use Rebif? Is there a generic form in Baja?
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