There is a probability that people might raise their eyebrows when someone talks about a Mexican pharmacy.
There are certain steps which one should follow while purchasing drugs from a Mexican pharmacy. Ideally one should first call his or her U.S. doctor to ask permission to purchase Mexican medicines. If the answer is an emphatic "NO!" then it is important to reconsider the effort. For example, some of the heart rhythm drugs are so sensitive that different brand names of the same chemical substance in the same dosage might react differently in the same person. On the other hand, if the ailment is not extremely sensitive such as drugs required for curing arthritis, antibiotics or asthma inhalants, one can join the 'Aware Consumer' bandwagon and go ahead for purchasing drugs from a Mexican pharmacy.
There are certain other steps that one should follow while purchasing drugs from a Mexican pharmacy. If a patient decides to buy prescription drugs in Mexico then it is advisable that he or she should ask his U.S. based pharmacist to provide him or her with a small brochure called 'package insert' that which is normally attached to all bottles of U.S. wholesale medicines. This insert has exactly the same data and information that's listed in a huge reference book called Physician's Desk Reference (or PDR). The package insert contains an enormous amount of information about the medicine, its generic name, dosage formulations etc. When the same (i.e. PDR) is handed to a counter person in a Mexican pharmacy, they can cross reference the names and dosages, and provide a sample for the patient's approval. The counter person is experienced in identifying generic names and equivalences. That`s the highest level of expertise that one can expect out of them. It is advisable that a customer consults his or her U.S. based physician if he or she has the slightest doubt about the product. Also, it is important for the customer not to rely on the advice of the person behind the counter. Unlike their U.S. counterparts, they have no medical training! They are absolute salesman. As because Prescription drugs are regulated in the United States they are so powerful. They can be pose to be a peril if used improperly or paired with an incorrect, conflicting drug.