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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I found this online and wondered if it was true...
To import prescription medication into Mexico for personal use, a foreigner must obtain a permit from the Mexican Health Department prior to importing the medicine into Mexico. Additional information in Spanish is available at For a fee, a customs broker can process the permit before the Mexican authorities on behalf of an individual. If using the services of a customs broker, it is advisable to agree upon the fees before telling the broker to proceed. Current information on local customs brokers (agencias aduanales) is available at the Mexico City yellow pages at
So, do I have to go through all that to get my meds in?  What do you do when you go?

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   Posted 8/26/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
No you can take your prescription medication into Mexico. Your meds must be in your prescription bottles with the labels on them that the pharmacy puts on them. That label is recognized as a perscription from your US doctor. Also, if you should have to see a doctor in Mexico and he prescribes you any medications, you will have to provide the written prescription from the Mexican doctor to customs when you return. Hope that helps and hope you have a great time on your trip. Best place to look for info on these types of things I believe is the Customs and Border Patrol pages. I think its

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   Posted 8/26/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Cool. Thanks so much!
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