Pharmacy question

by 1deltagirl, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 11:10 (2490 days ago)

I leave for Zihua in two days and am scrambling to get a prescription for some antibiotics for a recurring infection before I leave. I've contacted my own Dr. here at home for a refill and haven't heard back from him yet. I know that new laws were supposed to be implemented last year to crack down on Mexican pharmacies selling antibiotics and other meds without a prescription. Do you think it would be possible to get them at a pharmacy in Zihua w/out a prescription refill? If so, could someone please recommend a pharmacy?
Thanks.

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by jr ⌂ @, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 11:28 (2490 days ago) @ 1deltagirl

The pharmacys here require a prescription, but there is usually a doctor near by that will write one for you at a very moderate price.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 11:49 (2490 days ago) @ jr

Joa, your reply surprises me, but perhaps I'm just reading it wrong. It sounds like you are suggesting that people bribe doctors to acquire prescription pharmaceuticals, and I find that a very unethical recommendation.

If 1deltagirl has a medical condition requiring prescription medication that she is unable to get in time for her vacation, then yes, she should go to a local doctor who may or may not write her a prescription for the medication she currently uses. That is up to the doctor.

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by jr ⌂ @, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 12:17 (2490 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I was just saying that it is very easy to access a doctor´s care here, and IF she needs a prescription for antibiotics she should be able to get one from a local doctor.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 12:55 (2490 days ago) @ jr

Thanks for the clarification. That's what I was hoping you were saying. ;-)

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by Ernesto ⌂ @, Troncones, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 12:22 (2490 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I don't see that as a bribe. in Pantla the Dr will see You for 25 pesos , if You need a prescription He will write one.He would like You to fill it at His Pharmacy!

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by 1deltagirl, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 13:32 (2490 days ago) @ Ernesto

Thank you for the information. Problem is solved. Just got call from Dr. and prescription has been refilled. :)
2 more days till my toes can wiggle in warm sand...ahhhhh

Pharmacy question...True Story..ask VanTony

by Harry, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 16:18 (2490 days ago) @ 1deltagirl

The Abuelita (Little Grandmother) went into a Farmacia on Nicholas Bravo Street.

She asked the pharmacist: "Do you sell V***ra here?"

The pharmacist answered: "Yes we do, and we sell Cia**s as well."

"Can you get it over the counter?"

"Perhaps yes, if I take two."

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by Pam in NJ ⌂ @, Morristown, NJ, Thursday, February 17, 2011, 18:29 (2488 days ago) @ jr

really?? i got a bottle of cipro 2 weeks ago at a farmacia on benito juarez without an rx.

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by michoacan, Thursday, February 17, 2011, 18:37 (2488 days ago) @ Pam in NJ

Some farmacias are adhering to the new law and others aren't. Generally those that have adjacent consuling available, are national chains or part of a store (like Bodega Aurrera) require an Rx. Last summer a farmacista sold me a box of Keflex when he saw me in agony with a tooth infection.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, February 17, 2011, 18:41 (2488 days ago) @ Pam in NJ

Well, old habits may be hard to break, but you both broke the law.

Just To Be Clear About It...

by michoacan, Thursday, February 17, 2011, 18:46 (2488 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I had an Rx folded in my shirt pocket. The druggist chuckled when I unfolded it for him and waved it off. A nearby dentist scribbled a prescription out after a quick look at the tooth. He did not want payment.

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by Walt, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 16:20 (2490 days ago) @ 1deltagirl

Had this happen three weeks ago with my family. An antibiotic was needed and we did not have a prescription. Went to the first pharmacy and they would not sell it. Went to a second and they sold the antibiotic. Understand the new law but not sure it is being equally followed at all locations.
Walt

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Friday, February 18, 2011, 15:42 (2487 days ago) @ 1deltagirl

wukk wrute a rx after examination or looking your rx bottle. Very competent. Knows how to presecribe MX version of US medicenes. Go t Kyoto Plaza and take N exit off roudabout (East exit goes to Cmmmerical, south exit to La Ropa, West esit to El Centro. After exiting to two locks and turn right onto side strett-his office has a very visible sign down about 150 (30 meters for Far Northerners).