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Default Can I Buy Prescription Drugs in Mexico?

When buying any type of medication, make sure that there is no restriction for its purchase over the counter.

To buy any controlled medication, you need a prescription with the original signature issued by a Mexican doctor. It must also include the seal from the State Health Authorities and serial-number.

Possession of controlled medications without a Mexican prescription is a serious crime.

With a prescription you can only obtain up to 30 days of medication.

Under no circumstances should you buy or pay for a prescription, it is considered a serious federal crime.

For more information call the State Health Authorities by dialing the toll free number locally 01 800 025 6580, for a complete listing of controlled medication in Mexico, go to the web site:

You can also contact the Federal Attorney Genera’s Crime Prevention Office at (011 52 664) 633-6889 or 90, the Association of Pharmacies at (011 52 664) 685-0170 in Tijuana, or contact you nearest consulate.

Remember that if you purchase any medicine requiring a prescription and you buy it over the counter, you are at risk of being detained by the police authorities. Use common sense.
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