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Taking Prescription Painkillers to Mexico

 
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Nak

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PostFri Dec 22, 17 2:40 pm    Taking Prescription Painkillers to Mexico Reply with quote

Hey y'all, I'm going down to Baja in January, but just had shoulder surgery. I've been trying to find information on bringing prescription painkillers through customs. (Narcotics.) Any first hand or second hand experience with this? I've read rumors ranging from "no problem" to "you'll go to jail". Thanks!
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ldhr

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PostFri Dec 22, 17 9:59 pm     Reply with quote

I don't know the actual law or policy - should be easy to google what's allowed and forbidden.
I have taken pain killers to Mexico but I disguised them. Put them in an empty bottle of Tylenol. It was less than 10 pills.
I've traveled to Mexico 20 times - I've had my van searched - but my personal stuff like my kit bag has never been opened.

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kassak

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PostFri Dec 22, 17 11:34 pm     Reply with quote

You'll probably be fine as long as you bring in quantities that don't indicate anything beyond personal use.

The actual rules require you have an original prescription translated into spanish. Most of the things on the prescription get put onto the pill bottle (except a signature) from the pharmacy and you could ask your US pharmacy to print the label in spanish for you.

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pauls

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PostSat Dec 23, 17 8:06 am     Reply with quote

Don't worry Mike if push comes to shove we'll do a prisoner swap and exchange POTUS for you Wink Wink

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jblum

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PostTue Dec 26, 17 3:48 am    Put them in another container Reply with quote

Hey Nak.

Just put them in a tylenol or other OTC bottle. There is no way any guy at customs or in the airport would have the resources to look up what you are carrying and identify the pills. If you are bringing more than qty 100, I'd be more careful and maybe bring a translated rx, but for a normal amount, just fly it under the radar.

Buena suerte amigo!

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fisherman

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PostTue Dec 26, 17 1:59 pm    Painkillers Reply with quote

Just in case you won't be using them would you be interested in selling them ? Of course I am just kidding. I got my own. kidding again. Why don't you swallow them all before the trip begins?

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lewmt

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PostFri Dec 29, 17 8:45 pm     Reply with quote

You may want to post this question on bajanomad.com Tons of experienced in almost everything Mexico & Baja there

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