What I did before moving here...and before even planning on moving here was to ask my dr. to prescribe twice the amount of something I normally take. So,, for example one medicine I take is 50mg but he presribes it 100mg. So, when I was back in the states I just cut it half and that would save me money on my medication bc it would last for 2 months....../QUOTE]
I'm not a doctor, but cutting pills in half is supposed to be a no-no, isn't it?
The outer protective coating delays and controls the absorption of the drug. Destroying that outer coating negates its purpose.
My bill is in the mail.
RVGringo, I take 9 750mg pills a day (3 pills 3 times a day) for Crohn's. I'd need to take a 4-5 month supply, which is a 1000+ pills in a bunch of pretty large containers. The prescription including the daily quantity, is on each container. Is that likely to be good enough to get through customs? I presume it would make more sense to have it all together to show and explain if necessary rather than stuffing it in a bag and making it look like I was trying to hide something in the event they checked the bag.
There is a Mexican embassy in Atlanta. Do you know if there is any way to get advance approval on my medication and/or anything else to minimize the risk of problems at the border?
That's very nice of you. I take Balsalazide Disodium, 750 mg capsules. It is the generic for Colazal. I pay out of pocket for it in the States unless I go through my annual deductible of $2600. I pay about $55-$60 for 270 capsules (a one month supply) at Costco; my local CVS quoted $399 for 270, believe it or not.what pills do you take as 90% of drugs here are all over the counter i will go to the phar and get you a price and check the availabilty.
also check your insurance if they are paying they may not like the way mexico does it with out a doctor