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Somewhere in the back of my mind I saw a link some time ago for a list of medication names in the U.S. and Canada and their equivalents names in Mexico. I'm actually looking for over-the-counter, not just prescription drugs.

Can anyone provide me with a list or link, please. Thanks.

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Arjay, I don't have the link to the web page anymore ( I copied and pasted the info into a Word document), but here is the information you're looking for...

US*
United States MX*
Mexico CA*
Canada

1 ABILIFY ABILIFY ABILIFY
2 ACCUPRIL ACUPRIL ACCUPRIL
3 ACHROMYCIN ACROMICINA ACHROMYCIN
4 ACIPHEX PARIET PARIET
5 ACTONEL ACTONEL ACTONEL
6 ACTOS ZACTOS ACTOS
7 ADALAT NOVIKEN LP ADALAT XL
8 ADDERALL N/A ADDERALL
9 ADDERALL XR N/A ADDERALL XR
10 ADVAIR DISKUS SERETIDE ADVAIR
11 ALDACTONE ALDACTONE 100 ALDACTONE
12 ALLEGRA ALLEGRA ALLEGRA
13 ALLEGRA-D 12 HR ALLEGRA-D D-ALLEGRA
14 ALPHAGAN P AGGLAD OFTENO ALPHAGAN
15 ALTACE TRITACE ALTACE
16 AMARYL DIAGLIM AMARYL
17 AMBIEN NOCTE STILNOCT
18 AMOXIL ACIMOX AMOXICILLIN
19 ANTIVERT BONADOXINA BONAMINE
20 ARMOUR THYROID N/A THYROID (dessicated)
21 ASTELIN AMSLER ASTELIN
22 ATACAND BLORESSS ATACAND
23 ATARAX ATARAX ATARAX
24 ATIVAN ATIVAN ATIVAN
25 AUGMENTIN ACIMOX AC AUGMENTIN
26 AUGMENTIN XR ACIMOX XR AUGMENTIN XR
27 AVALIDE COAPROVEL AVALIDE
28 AVANDIA AVANDIA AVANDIA
29 AVAPRO APROVEL AVAPRO
30 BACTRIM SOLTRIM SULFATRIM DS
31 BACTROBAN SINEPBAC BACTROBA
32 BENICAR ALMETEC BENICAR
33 BENICAR HCT N/A BENICAR HCT
34 BENTYL BENTIL BENTYOL
35 BENZACLIN BENZACLIN BENZACLIN
36 BIAXIN XL ADEL BIAXIN
37 BUSPAR BUSPAR BUSPAR
38 CALAN SR CRONOVERA ISOPTIN
39 CAPOTEN BRUCAP CAPOTEN
40 CARDIZEM CD DILACORAN DILTIAZEM CD
41 CARDIZEM SR CRONOVERA SR N/A
42 CARDURA XIDOR CARDURA
43 CARTIA XT DILACORAN CARTIA
44 CATAPRES CATAPRESAN CATAPRES
45 CEFTIN CEFABIOT CEFTIN
46 CEFZIL N/A CEFZIL
47 CELEBREX CELEBREX CELEBREX
48 CELEXA CITOX CELEXA
49 CIALIS CIALIS CIALIS
50 CIPRO BACPROCIN CIPRO
51 CLARINEX AVIANT AERIUS
52 CLEOCIN BIODACLIN DALACIN - C
53 CLEOCIN-T KLAMOXYL DALACIN -T
54 COGENTIN N/A COGENTIN
55 COLCHICINE COLCHIQUIM COLCHICINE
56 COMBIVENT COMBIVENT COMBIVENT
57 CONCERTA CONCERTA CONCERTA
58 CORDARONE BRAXAN CORDARONE
59 COREG DILATREND COREG
60 CORTEF EFFICORT LIPO CORTEF
61 COSOPT COSOPT COSOPT
62 COUMADIN COUMADIN COVERSYL
63 COZAAR COZAAR COZAAR
64 CRESTOR CRESTOR CRESTOR
65 CYMBALTA CYMBALTA CYMBALTA
66 DARVOCET-N 100 NEO-PERCODAN DARVOCET - N -100
67 DELTASONE EDNAPRON DELTASONE
68 DEPAKENE EPIVAL VALPROIC ACID
69 DEPAKOTE N/A DIVALPROEX
70 DESYREL N/A DESYREL DIVIDOSE
71 DETROL LA DETRUSITOL DETROL LA
72 DIFLUCAN ALUMET FLUCONAZOLE
73 DIGITEK LANOXIN LANOXIN
74 DILANTIN EPAMIN DILANTIN
75 DIOVAN DIOVAN DIOVAN
76 DIOVAN HCT CO-DIOVAN DIOVAN HCT
77 DITROPAN INPRAX DITROPAN
78 DURAGESIC DUROGESIC DURAGESIC
79 EFFEXOR XR BENOLAXE EFFEXOR XR
80 ELAVIL ANAPSIQUE AMITRIPTYLINE
81 ELIDEL ELIDEL ELIDEL
82 ESKALITH CARBOLIT ESKALITH
83 ESTRACE ARMISTOR ESTRACE
84 EVISTA EVISTA EVISTA
85 FIORICET N/A NOVOGESIC
86 FLEXERIL YUREDOL FLEXERIL
87 FLOMAX ASOFLON FLOMAX
88 FLONASE FLIXONASE FLONASE
89 FLOVENT HFA FLIXOTIDE FLOVENT HFA
90 FOLIC ACID VALDECASAS AF FOLIC ACID
91 FORTAMET AGLUMET METFORMIN
92 FOSAMAX BLINDAFE FOSAMAX
93 GLUCOPHAGE AGLUMET METFORMIN
94 GLUCOTROL FLUMEDIL GLIPIZIDE
95 GLUCOTROL XL MINODIAB GLIPIZIDE XL
96 GLUCOVANCE BI-PRADIA GLUCOVANCE
97 HUMALOG HUMALOG (lispro) HUMALOG
98 HUMULIN 70/30 HUMALOG MIX25? HUMULIN 30/70
99 HUMULIN N HUMANILUSIN HUMULIN N
100 HYCOTUSS EXPT N/A N/A
101 HYDRODIURIL ACORTIZ HCTZ
102 HYTRIN ADECUR HYTRIN
103 HYZAAR HYZAAR HYZAAR
104 IMITREX FERMIG IMITREX
105 INDERAL COLLIPROL INDERAL
106 INDERAL LA N/A INDERAL LA
107 INDOCIN ANTALGIN INDOCID
108 KEFLEX CEPOREX CEPHALEXIN
109 KENALOG N/A TRIADERM TOP
110 KLONOPIN CLONAPILEP CLONAZEPAM
111 KLOR-CON CORPOTASIN LP K-DUR
112 LAMICTAL LAMBDRA (sbk 12Y24) LAMICTAL
113 LAMISIL BINAFEX LAMISIL
114 LANOXIN LANOXIN LANOXIN
115 LANTUS LANTUS INSULIN LANTUSA'
116 LASIX LASIX SEMIDE
117 LESCOL XL LESCOL LESCOL
118 LEVAQUIN CINA LEVAQUIN
119 LEVITRA LEVITRA LEVITRA
120 LEVOXYL TIROIDINE SYNTHROID
121 LEVSIN N/A PRO-BANTHINE
122 LEXAPRO LEXAPRO LEXAPRO
123 LIDEX TOPSYN LYDERM
124 LIDODERM N/A LIDODERM
125 LIORESAL N/A BACLOFEN
126 LIPITOR LIPITOR LIPITOR
127 LODINE N/A ULTRADOL
128 LOMOTIL * LOMOTIL * LOMOTIL *
129 LOPID RAYPID GEMFIBROZIL
130 LOPRESSOR MEZELOL METOPROLOL-L
131 LOTENSIN LOTENSIN LOTENSIN
132 LOTREL N/A LOTREL
133 LOTRISONE GELMICIN LOTRIDERM
134 LUNESTA N/A LUNESTA
135 MACROBID FURADANTINA MACROBID
136 MAXZIDE N/A TRIAZIDE
137 MEDROL ORAL N/A MEDROL
138 METHADOSE N/A METHADONE
139 MEVACOR DILUCID MEVOCOR
140 MICRONASE BRUCEN GLYBURIDE
141 MINOCIN MICROMYCIN DYNACIN
142 MOBIC AFLAMID MOBICOX
143 MONOPRIL N/A MONOPRIL
144 MORPHINE ANALFIN MORPHINE
145 MOTRIN ACTRON IBUPROFEN
146 MYCOSTATIN N/A NYSTATIN
147 NAMENDA AKATINOL NAMENDA
148 NAPROSYN BRUPROXEN NAPROXEN
149 NASACORT AQ NASACORT AQ NASACORT AQ
150 NASONEX ELOVENT NASONEX
151 NEURONTIN BAPEX GABAPENTIN
152 NEXIUM NEXIUM-MUPS NEXIUM
153 NIASPAN NIASPAN NIASPAN
154 NITROQUICK NITRADISC NITROSTAT
155 NOLVADEX BAGOTAM NOLVADEX
156 NORVASC AVISTAR NORVASC
157 NOVOLOG NOVOLOG NOVORAPID
158 OMNICEF OMNICEF OMNICEF
159 OXYCONTIN OXYCONTIN OXYCONTIN
160 PAMELOR N/A AVENTYL
161 PATANOL PATANOL AL PATANOL
162 PAXIL AROPAX PAXIL
163 PAXIL CR XERENEX PAXIL CR
164 PENICILLIN VK ANAPENIL PEN VEE K
165 PEPCID ANDROTIN PEPCID
166 PERIDEX N/A PERIDEX
167 PHENERGAN N/A PANECTYL
168 PHENERGAN DM N/A PHENERGAN DM
169 PHENERGAN/COD N/A PHENERGAN COD
170 PHENOBARBITAL ALEPSAL PHENOBARBITAL
171 PLAQUENIL PLAQUENIL PLAQUENIL
172 PLAVIX ISCOVER PLAVIX
173 PRAVACHOL ASTIN PRAVASTATIN
174 PRELONE FISOPRED INJ. PREDNISOLONE
175 PREMARIN ELRREDIN PREMARIN
176 PREMPRO PREMELLE PREMPLUS
177 PREVACID IMIDEX PREVACID
178 PRINIVIL ALFAKEN LISINOPRIL
179 PROMETRIUM GEPROMI PROMETRIUM
180 PROSCAR BOREALIS PROSCAR
181 PROTONIX CIPROTON PANTOLOC
182 PROVERA MEGESTRON MPA
183 PROZAC FARMAXETINA PROZAC
184 PULMICORT ENTOCORT PULMICORT
185 PYRIDIUM PIRIMIR PHENAZO
186 QUININE * N/A QUININE *
187 REGLAN CARNOTPRIM METOCLOPRAMIDE
188 RELAFEN NALFLAM RELAFEN
189 REMERON COMENTER REMERON
190 RESTORIL N/A RESTORIL
191 RHEUMATREX DERMOX RHEUMATREX
192 RHINOCORT AEROSIAL RHINOCORT
193 RISPERDAL NORISPEZ RISPERADAL
194 SEROQUEL SEROQUEL SEROQUEL
195 SINEMET CLOISONE SINEMET
196 SINEQUAN SINEQUAN SINEQUAN
197 SINGULAIR SINGULAIR SINGULAIR
198 SKELAXIN N/A SKELAXIN
199 SOMA SOMACID SOMA
200 SPIRIVA SPIRIVA SPIRIVA
201 STRATTERA STRATTERA STRATTERA
202 SYNTHROID LEVHEXAL LEVOTHYROXINE
203 TAMIFLU TAMIFLU TAMIFLU
204 TEGRETOL BRUCARCER TEGRETOL
205 TENORETIC TENORETIC TENORETIC
206 TESSALON CAPSICOF TESSALON
207 TOBRADEX TOBRACORT TOBRADEX
208 TOPAMAX TOPAMAX TOPAMAX
209 TOPROL-XL LOPRESOR-R LOPRESSOR SR
210 TUSSIONEX * TUSSIONEX * TUSSIONEX *
211 TYLENOL/COD TEMPRA CD TYLENOL COD
212 ULTRACET TRAMACET ULTRACET
213 ULTRAM CITRA ULTRAM
214 VALIUM IFA FONAL DIAZEPAM
215 VASOTEC ILEVERAN VASOTEC
216 VENTOLIN INH. SALBUTALAN SALVENT
217 VENTOLIN SOL. VENTOLIN SALBUTAMOL
218 VIAGRA PATREX VIAGRA
219 VIBRAMYCIN BIOMOXIN VIBRAMYCIN
220 VICODIN N/A VICODIN
221 VIGAMOX VIGAMOXI VIGAMOX
222 VISTARIL N/A HYDROXYZINE
223 VOLTAREN ARTRENAC VOLTAREN
224 WELLBUTRIN SR BUTREW (sbk 12Y24) WELLBUTRIN SR
225 WELLBUTRIN XL N/A WELLBUTRIN XL
226 XALATAN GAAP OFTENO XALATAN
227 XANAX ALZAM ALPRAZOLAM
228 XOPENEX N/A XOPENEX
229 ZANTAC ACLORAL RANITIDINE
230 ZESTORETIC ZESTORETIC ZESTORETIC
231 ZETIA ZINTREPID EZETROL
232 ZIAC BICONCOR MONOCOR
233 ZITHROMAX AMSATI ZITHROMAX
234 ZOCOR COLESKEN ZOCOR
235 ZOLOFT ALEVAL ZOLOFT
236 ZOVIRAX RAPIVIR ZITHROMAX
237 ZYLOPRIM ATISURAL ALLOPRUINOL
238 ZYPREXA ZYPREXA ZYPREXA
239 ZYRTEC SYRUP CETITEV SYRUP REACTINE SYRUP
240 ZYRTEC TAB CETITEV TAB REACTINE TAB
241 ZYRTEC-D CETITEV - D REACTINE - D

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I am not sure if you will find an extensive list of all medications, as there are so many. As you can see in the post above, brand names just give brand names, not what may be applicable in Mexico. It is a matter of translation of the generic name, rather than the proprietary brand name. For example, you might get a translation for aspirin = aspirina, but would be better off looking for acetylsalacilic acid = ácido acetylsalacilico. On the other hand, many generic names are unchanged in translation and will be easily understood by a clerk in any farmacia in Mexico. #172 above, is Plavix = Plavix, but it is actually Clopidigrel and is available under that generic name.

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Wow, Suegarn, thanks for all that info - that's very helpful and I'll keep it on file.

Don't suppose it anyone knows if Coricidin HBP is available here, or an equivalent (it's a decongestant that's supposed to be safe for people with thyroid disorders). Thanks.

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  • 4 years later...
15 minutes ago, Giuliano said:

What is the best generic form of Metformin in Mexico and is it available without a prescription?

Form would be tablets. Yes, they are over the counter.

PS, a terrible drug of a generation or two behind modern glycemic controls.

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On 3/1/2015 at 3:51 PM, Arjay said:

Many thanks.

FYI, I went to WalMart this afternoon and asked for a decongestant in Spanish and they said they didn't have any. Really, a pharmacy with NO decongestants - is it a banned substance or something?

The Mexican government banned decongestants containing pseudoephedrine the active incredient in Afrin and other decongestants many years ago. They use "Loratradina" instead, an histamine blocker which is not a decongestant.

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After using the now banned Sudafed in the states for years, the best substitute I've found here is Sensibit D NF. https://www.medicamentos.com.mx/dochtm/30220.htm

I mainly use it to keep my ears clear to prevent vertigo, but it works for all sinus congestion. Roughly $60 pesos/12 tablets locally or $48 at Costco (in the pharmacy, so you must ask for it).

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