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Do the Mexican pharmacies sell genuine viagra, or cialis over the counter? Can I get a prescription for viagra or cialis written by a Mexican Dr? Is the prescription good for refills in the USA?
Can I bring viagra or cialis into the USA without declaring? Would be for personal use only. Maybe about 24-30 pills.
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Yes, you can buy genuine Viagra, or it's generic equivalent. The only drugs that US customs seem to care about, are narcotics like Oxycontin and Oxycodone, or Valium. Any of the restricted meds. Don't know if you can get Cialis per se, but check on the label for the active ingredient, as it may be sold under another name.
I suggest going to a real pharmacy like Benevides, not some hole in the wall place. Most places where I have been, genuine Viagra is sold over the counter but it's not usually much cheaper than US. The generic versions are usually phony and give you bad stomach aches.
It's when you are crossing by foot that you may have your purchases inspected. This has never happened to me in dozens of times crossing by car at various border points. In any case, have a receipt and prescription for whatever you buy. As above, Viagra doesn't get you in trouble. It is often the case for the pharmacist in a large pharmacy to be a doctor who can also prescribe, or can send you to someone reputable nearby.
Do I need to declare to USA Custom Agent that I purchased viagra/cialis in Mexico,when crossing back to USA? I will be crossing from Mexico to USA by foot.
I believe Viagra/cialis is not on the USA controlled drugs and substance list and therefore no prescription is required.
Nevertheless, do I need to have a Mexican Dr. write a prescription that I can take with me back to USA, and later use it for additional refills at an USA pharmacy? Maybe 24-30 pills for my personal use.
Edited: 8:13 pm, November 05, 2014.
I'm certain no U.S. pharmacy will accept a Rx from a doctor in Mexico. I don't understand what you're saying: ". therefore no prescription is required." and then ". have a Mexican Dr write a prescription. " Do you need a Rx for this or not? According to customs laws, you're supposed to declare all goods purchased overseas. The Website states: "Check with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about importing any medications prior to crossing into Mexico."
I will declare the viagra to US Customs Agent when I cross from Mexico back to USA. And not worry about having a written prescription since it will not be recognized by USA pharmacies anyway. I just thought I needed to show some kind of proof it was prescribed by a Mexican Dr. Guess not? Just have my receipt proof of purchase is all I need to show the US Custom Agent if asked is OK?
I cross this border town several times a month for years. No need for prescription at all. You just say you have medication, they don't care what kind.
Beinvinedes Pharmacy is real fussy, n expensive. There, they may ask you to have prescription. I never go there. I go to pharmacy across the street, Jessica's. I often park my car there. Never gotten bad medicine there, n cheaper than other places. You wait for meds in adjacent bar, perhaps listening to musician playing songs you will want to dance to, n they have a dance floor there for that. Get a free margarita while waiting.! Say hi to Tony the bartender.
Don't forget, but one can also purchase dog medications n stuff at one of 3 vet places there. Ask any street vendor there, they will take u there. At one by El Disco, closets bridge, don't talk w fat woman who works there, she is always grouchy n charges more than male sales clerk.
Just a few businesses south from Jessica's is a popular restaurant, Rancho Grande. Sit outside or in, and enjoy live music for more dancing. good food, clean bathrooms, safe booze there to drink.
Without a prescription, you can be arrested in Mexico for possession of many pharmaceuticals. Without a prescription, you can also have your drugs confiscated when entering the US.
You're giving bad advice. The pharmacies want your money. After that they don't care what happens.
I don't walk across anymore, so I don't remember anything about it. Guess that's another reason to drive across.
But if u r carrying a bucketful of meds, they may get fussy, especially if it seems u r dealing it.
I actually go across several times a week, twice this week, n they have never looked thru my meds. So a hundred times a year for four years.
A couple friends went, but their list of real $$$ meds weren't available there. If it's new fangled n like $200 in usa, they don't seem to have those.
There is one little pharmacy that offers more "exotic" meds. After Xing border, first hallway to right, go strait down, n u almost walk ryt into it.
Sometimes meds aren't much cheaper, but one doesn't need to go to a doctor, get a rx, n go to pharmacy.
Thanks, prior poster. U have had an awesome travel itinerary.
Went w friend to Las Flores a couple days ago; he was interested in Viagra.
The blue diamond pulls come in pack of 4, for about $16.
Generic was less.
They had Cialis, too, price similar.
If one wants to buy a lot of something the border may be a little particular about, n the pharmacies know which ones those are, they repackage in front of u, putting pills in another container.
They do this with Cipro. It's an amazing antibiotic. Take one pill every 8 hours, three pills total. It was new in about 1994, when I was in nursing school. First effective med to get rid of hospital-acquired UTIs, from catherizing all the time. So it treats tough infections quickly n easily. Its like $10 a bottle for 100 pills. I buy to give friends. Sometimes they put it in a different bottle.
I am not offering medical advice to u. This info is my story, conjecture.
REGARDING BOB B'S post about being arrested in Mexico with medicines without a prescription:
How ridiculous! That certainly isn't true in Nuevo Progreso! How do you think NP stays in business. Half the visitors there are buying meds for themselves or friends. In five years living there, and talking with people living in the valley for decades, NEVER has such a story ever come up! I have no idea where you get your information!
Same thing goes that one needs a prescription to cross the border from NP. Some side street pharmacies might say that for some controlled drug, so they can take you to their doctor, to write a script, so they can sell you real or fake controlled drugs. One does NOT need a RX. Same thing as before, there would be few Winter Texans down here if meds were not so easily available in NP.
The pharmacies want more than your money. They want you to return, for more of your money, so they can refer you to their relatives so they can make money off you, so they can feed all of the relatives living under their roof. So they can have enough blankets to keep themselves warm on cold nights, when the dirt floors of their homes are muddy. To provide for themselves and their families. They want return business, for years on end. Most will treat you well.
The only people I find in NP who rip people off are the dentists. The more expensive, the more they rip the tourists off. Or, poorly skilled dentists, nno matter what country, is a waste of money.