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prescription drugs

Truly sorry if this is a oft repeated topic, but I was unable to find a thread, so, please bear with me.
A trip is being panned thru the south americas starting from san diego and I need pills to stay above ground, does anyone feel that travelling with them (and documentation) should be a problem, and what about sourcing prescribed drugs along the way in major centers, thx.

and while I'm at it thanks to all involved for putting the Nakusp gathering together, great weekend!
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Medicine in Mexico

It depends on what medicine it is. Here in Mexico you can get almost everything, except anti-biotics, over the counter. If you can tell me what you are taking I can check availabilty here and prices. The drug may have a different name here so you may not feel comfortable taking it.
When I liveb in brazil I used to take a year'ssupply of medicine with me but I only took 1 pill a day then. those were the days!
If you come through Mex City we will be happy to put you up and show you around.

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cortizone and florinef (corticosteroid and florinef is essentially a salt retension tablet to stabilize electrolytes), thx for the reply and for the invite, Muchas gracias. It is though, farther south that has me concerned re: meds.
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I´ll check into the meds today and give you an answer.

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It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be! As you are in San Diego I think the easiest thing for you to do is cross the border with your meds or the package it comes in and ask at Drug Stores.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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