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Bringing/getting prescription medications? #444691
08/16/12 10:41 AM
08/16/12 10:41 AM
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Philadelphia PA USA
cleanhead Offline OP
cleanhead  Offline OP
I'm getting ready for a longer (6-12 months) trip to San Pedro, and am wondering what to do about my prescription meds. My insurer only provides 90 days at a time.

1. If the insurer mailed the meds to me in SP, how likely would I be to receive them?

2. Can I fill common US prescriptions there at a reasonable price?

3. Other suggestions?


Re: Bringing/getting prescription medications? [Re: cleanhead] #444692
08/16/12 11:15 AM
08/16/12 11:15 AM
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Posts: 78
San Pedro, Belize
Laura G Offline
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Hi Cleanhead,

We moved here almost two years ago with the same concerns. I have someone in the States pick up and mail me my prescriptions every 90 days. They arrive at the San Pedro post office, and I don't have to pay duty on them because they are prescriptions. I have tried getting my meds filled here, which is easy, but you just can't beat the $10 for 90 days WalMart prices in the States. Either way, the choice is yours, but getting your meds won't be difficult.

Laura G.
Re: Bringing/getting prescription medications? [Re: cleanhead] #444693
08/16/12 11:18 AM
08/16/12 11:18 AM
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bywarren Offline
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I have the same situation. My pharmacist was able to get the cost approved when he explained the situation to the insurance company. When that doesn't work, I get generic meds in Belize at not too much more costs than my co-payment.
Unless you need unusual drugs, they should be available. Whoops, I meant unusual medications. All other usual and unusual "drugs" are probably available. wink

Re: Bringing/getting prescription medications? [Re: cleanhead] #444741
08/17/12 07:01 AM
08/17/12 07:01 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
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Philadelphia PA USA
cleanhead Offline OP
cleanhead  Offline OP
Thanks Laura G & bywarren. I'll relax about that now.

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