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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:50 PM
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I have tried looking on the customes site, and the "Know before you go" pdf that they have, but there is no specific info on whether or not you can pick up antibiotics for personal use. Other than you need a prescription for the controled substances. (which I don't want to start with). We used to be able to walk across the border and just pick up a bottle or two once in a while with no problem. Anybody have any ideas if that is still ok to do?


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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:46 PM
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It is common for folks to purchase antibiotics, etc at pharmacies in Mexico and elsewhere.
I doubt Customs is going to have a fit over a small quantity, if they even know or look for it.

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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:25 PM
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You could not find it on the CBP website b/c it is an fda regulation (one that CBP does enforce).

Check out the information link here:


its not that CBP would look the other way, they are responsible to enforce over 40 other agency laws and regulations. It can be somewhat dangerous taking medication that is not approved in the USA. Granted it depends on what meds you are talking about.

My funny story is I was in mexico city airport with some pesos leftover so i went into the pharmacy and asked if they sold Retin A. They said yes and asked for what was equivalent to US$36. I had to get rid of my pesos so I bought it but thought it wasn't much less than what I paid in the U.S. for my small tube. When I unpacked and took it out of the bag it was the size of a giant toothpaste tube. I still laugh when I use it (once in a while). This tube should last me a lifetime.

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Old October 17th, 2007, 09:21 PM
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Speaking of medicine from Mexico...

We were able to pick up 100ea 800 milligram tablets of Ibuprofin for 10 bucks while in Belize.

Can anyone advise of a good place in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan or Cabo San Lucas?
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