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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Prescriptions
Answer: Patients of mine have done this using prescriptions from my office. I am not aware if they must be converted by a Mexican physician; but, I doubt it. However, traveling across customs boundaries with large amounts of narcotics will usually arouse unwanted attention-even if your prescription is legal. I am not aware of the U.S. laws on this; but, I would check with ATF or Customs for narcotics. Other drugs don't seem to be a problem.
High Cost Medications
Answer: I don't know the specifics of LA. But, two possibilities. One get them filled in Mexico-much cheaper according to my patients(get a year at a time). Two, switch to similar ;but, lower priced generics.
Answer: Atronist Plus SR is not currently listed as a prescription drug, Bontril is phendimetazine tartrate a drug used in obesity and weight loss, Voltaren is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory used for arthritis, pain etc; Pondimin is a weight loss medicine now off the market, and Toradol is a analgesic.
Answer: Haven't heard of it. I'd contact the manufacturer and see if it is available in Canada or Mexico.
Answer: The first part of a prescription is the name of the drug. This can be generic or brand name. The second is the dosage of the drug-100 mg means one hundred milligrams. This can be written in drops(gtts), grains(equal to 65 mg), or in mg per cc if a liquid. Then comes an abbreviation DISP which means dispense. This is the number of pills or the number of ccs if liquid. Although it could be oz or pounds. Finally comes Sig which means "write this" -these are the instructions to be included on the prescription. PO means per os(oral), bid means twice a day, q day or q am means once a day, qid is four times a day etc. HS means the hour of sleep, AC means before meals, PC means after meals. There is a number of other abbreviations that can be used.
Answer: Twice a day.
Answer: Fiorinal is a brand name of Sandoz. The formulation of Fiorinal is butabital 50 mg, caffeine 40 mg, and aspirin 325 mg. Your pills are a generic form of "Fiorinal". They are the same formulation as Fiorinal and are probably equivalent.
Answer: I am not a commercial pharmacist so I can't help with commercial prices-your local pharmacist could. I'm not sure what other information you are seeking.