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I have a BP medicine to get refilled. Will any Farmacia refill it, or do I need to see a Doctor here first for the prescription?

What are the best Farmicias Lakeside. We live in San Juan Cosala, but it's all local here. 

Gracias!

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You usually have to see a doctor first to get a prescription. Farmacia Guadalajara are good and you have one in SJC.

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16 minutes ago, cedros said:

You usually have to see a doctor first to get a prescription. Farmacia Guadalajara are good and you have one in SJC.

Hog droppings! You can get virtually any BP drug over the counter. The US prescription would just serve as written name. Any shop will do but there are places that sell generics and one in particular is 25% off on Mondays.

You should have a doctor become your primary care provider for many reasons.

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52 minutes ago, cedros said:

You usually have to see a doctor first to get a prescription. Farmacia Guadalajara are good and you have one in SJC.

Bull droppings.. Unless it’s a narcotic you can get just about any medication  without a prescription. 

 

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Other than antibiotics, psychotropics and some heavy duty pain meds you rarely need a prescription.  

Best to take your bottle or old script to the counter so they can read it themselves (sometimes they look it up in a thick reference book that lists drugs in both English and Spanish).  Occasionally you will not find exactly what you had in US.  Years ago could not find the time-release version of a heart medication, it just wasn't available in MX at that time. 

Sometimes with OTC meds and supplements, dosages will not be the same as what we bought in the US or they will have other "additives" in the MX version.  Always read the labels.  

There are also drugs that doctors prescribe that are banned in the US and other countries.  Happened in our first emergency here in 2008.  I took one pill after getting it at the Farmacia; when we looked it up online it was a drug not approved by the FDA because of potential kidney damage.  Went to another doctor and he suggested another drug.  We looked it up online before ingesting!

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2 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

Prescriptions are for antibiotics and narcotics 

And other things. Best to see a doctor and get the right prescription. Some of the medications are quite different here than NOB.  Additives can be problematic. The people working at the Farmacias often aren't pharmacists-just young uns. I have gotten medications that should require a prescription without a prescription and had a serious bad reaction

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1 hour ago, cedros said:

Some of the medications are quite different here than NOB.  Additives can be problematic.

you are making stuff up based on hearsay. we are all capalbe of reading labels. if it says adalat its adalat.

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10 hours ago, Upfront said:

you are making stuff up based on hearsay. we are all capalbe of reading labels. if it says adalat its adalat.

There are often other things added. Read again and do some research on the Mexican product. Whenever I get a new (to me) product here I do  some reading online about that specific product before using it. Talk to some experts like doctors. You must be fairly new here-a lot to learn.

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You might concentrate on your major concern. If it is for a heart condition, or fear of one, you could go directly to a cardiologist, perhaps at Quality Care, for example. In the course of your consultation, you might ask him to suggest a general practitioner, if he thinks you need one.

Things work differently in Mexico.......

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Quality Care for all specialists Drs.  You can get any medication here without a prescription if they have it as long as it is not a controlled substance like narcotic.

Just walk into a pharmacy and ask for what you need.  Sometimes the generic name of the medication is a different trade name here.  For instance Tylenol (acetaminophen) here is called Paracetamol.  You can buy Tylenol brand name but much more expensive since it is imported.  

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