We are travelling to Belize in May for the first time, and we are beyond excited! We are running into a snag and would like advice.
I am prescribed two medications that are considered controlled substances here in the US. I see my psychiatrist once monthly, and he writes a new rx each time. We are going to be in Belize during the time I run out of my month's supply and would normally see my doctor again, but, he can't write two scripts for one month (can't refill ahead of time in US), and he said, "I am sure you can get these both OTC in Belize". As he is a doctor, I think he would know, but I don't want to take the chance if I can't get my meds OTC. So I'm asking ahead of time for the rules of the pharmacies in Belize, if they sell Klonopin and/or Tramadol OTC; I need to know before we leave, because if I can't get my medication there, I will have to pare down my current monthly supply and spread it out to last us through our trip until we return to the US and I can refill here; I need it daily and does cause withdrawal without it, so I do not want to take any chances. Also wondering about the safety of buying pharmaceuticals in Belize, as they are not FDA regulated. Thank you kindly in advance for your advice.