Jul 31, 2004, 3:36 PM
Post #9 of 23
I would like to disagree with some of the well meaning but incorrect information expressed above
Re: [Bubba] Question regarding shipping prescriptions from USA
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I know many WWII vets who have had their Free Meds sent to them in Mexico from the states for years with very few problems and when there are problems, they don't get too upset, because the Meds are free.
Someone earlier inferred that Meds are cheaper in Mexico than in the States. Sometimes that's true, but often not. Yes my statins (lipitor) are much cheaper in Jalisco than in the States. But that is often not so with other meds if you know what you are doing.
Look at the cost of thirty 5 mg lotensin at www.drugstore.com for example. The cost is $36.34. You won't believe this but the cost of thirty 10, 20 or 40 mg sized Lotensin pills is even less, $33.99.
Now in Mexico, although I do not have the prices in front of me, the 10 mg is cheaper than what one pays in the states, but almost doubles for the 20 mg and almost doubles again for the 40 mg pill. And by the time you are buying the 40 mg pill, you are paying a lot more in Mexico than in the states.
Let's take that one step further, it costs me a lot less money to buy 40 mg pills in the US and cut them in half than it does to buy 20 mg pills in Mexico
If you want to save more money, buy Benazepril, the Lotensin generic. 30 pills are 23.99 regardless of the size. (5,10,20,40) And 90 are only $65 at www.drugstore.com
Have your US Doc change your Rx for example from one 20 mg lotensin per day to 1/2 a 40 mg lotensin per day or better yet to 1/2 a 40 mg Benazepril per day.
Do you want to save even more money? Don't limit your comparison to only the US and Mexico. Often the cost of drugs in Canada is cheaper than in the states. Also check out prices at the above email address and at places like Costco be you in Canada, USA, or Mexico
And just for the heck of it check out a site on line like
Remember there is more than one way to skin a cat. And check things out before blindly following the advise posted in this forum. We are not always right.