BUYING MEDICINE IN MEXICO, HOW DOES IT WORK?

After your dental procedure most likely you are prescripted with medicine like antibiotics, anti-inflamatories or pain killers. Your doubt might be how things work in México, well here I am going to explain to you how pharmacies and medicine work in Tijuana.

In Tijuana there are plenty of different pharmacies, working with different labs. The majority sell patent and also generics, but there is one pharmacy called “Farmacias Similares” that only sells their type of generics, which is medicine at a very low cost. Now, your prescription is very necessary at the moment that you are buying any antibiotic because otherwise they can not sell it to you due to a medical law condition.

All the pharmacies accept dollars but the value may change depending on each pharmacy. Some pharmacies count with home delivery service, if you are staying in Tijuana and don’t want to deal with the trouble you can just make a phone call to the pharmacy and they can send it to your address at no cost. There are also pharmacies that count with 24 hours service and the others close around 10:00pm-12:00am.

Samaritan Dental cares for your needs by taking you to the pharmacy to buy your medicine if necessary before taking you to your hotel or to the border in our shuttle service. As a recomendation, there is a pharmacy near by the clinic a couple minutes away, called “La mas barata”. Another option is “Farmacia Milenio” which is by the border of San Ysidro so you can make your purchase before crossing the border. As a reminder, keep your prescription with you when crossing the border with your medicine because in customs they might ask for it. This are some recomendations Samaritan Dental has for you to try to make your visit more informed and easier in Tijuana.

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