The People's Guide To Mexico

Staying Healthy
Buying Prescriptions Drugs in Mexico
FAQ for Prescription Medicines

Calling a Pharmacy in Mexico
for Prices for Prescription Medicines

By David "El Codo" Eidell

If you wish, you can use the telephone numbers listed below (Farmacia El Fenix in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) in order to inquire about price and availability of prescription drugs in Mexico. Please read the following provisions before you call, in order to minimize frustration and possible mistakes in communication:

1. Read Buying Prescription Drugs In Mexico, Part I and Buying Prescription Drugs In Mexico, Part II

2. It is avisable to call on Friday, between the hours of noon and four PM Pacific Time. Otherwise you may not find someone who speaks English

3. It is strongly recommended that you avail yourself of a FAX machine so that you can print the name and formula name of your medicine plus the doseage strength and fax it to the farmacia for their review.

4. The farmacia can quote prices in U.S. dollars

5. The farmacia refuses to quote prices or availabilty of controlled drugs (medicinas controladas). Refer to Article I for details

6. Be patient with the sales person. Like all huge retail pharmacies in Mexico this place is really busy.

Here is the telephone number to dial direct from the USA

FARMACIA EL FENIX: 011-52-6178-13-00

This is their dedicated FAX line number: 011-52-6178=13-20

I have provided these numbers for your convenience. Neither I nor The Peoples Guide to Mexico have any connection to Farmacia El Fenix

But please, before you do anything else....


You also might want to check out the Farmacias International Website

Frequently Asked Question about Buying Medicines In Mexico

Staying Healthy in Mexico Homepage
Staying Healthy from the The People's Guide to Mexico

Prescriptions Medicines Homepage
Buying Prescriptios Medicines, Part 1
Buying Prescription Medicines Part 2
Save Your Receipts
Prescription Medicines Update: March 2002

Calling a Pharmacy in Mexico for Prices
Farmacias International Website

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