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St. Lucia
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Pharmacy/Drug Store

Greetings! We will be in Ensenada for one day off a ship come Dec, and have been several times. This time around, we are looking to just have some eats & drinks, and find a pharmacy to pick a few things up. Specifically, Levothyroxine/Synthroid and Bencoprim ciclobenzoprina (flexiril).

Last year, when in Cancun, we were able to pick some extra up without a prescription, am hoping to do the same in Ensenada. Does anyone know of a convenient reputable pharmacy near to the dock, and whether I can get those items without a 'scrip?

Thanks in advance.

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Los Angeles...
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1. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

There are several pharmacias in the area of town close to the dock. Price out our prescriptions at a few to find the best deal. You do not need a prescription - however when you come back to the states, once you've declared your purchase you may need to show a prescription for some types - especially any that contain narcotics.

We just returned from Akumal and we priced out some of our prescriptions, which were MUCH more expensive in Akumal / Playa Del Carmen - than they are in Ensenada, so I think you will be pleased with the prices.

Have a wonderful time in Ensenada!

St. Lucia
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2. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

Thank you for your response, that is very helpful None of what we want to purchase contains any kind of narcotics, so no worries there. I do have a 'scrip for both, although it is from a doctor in my country, not the US or MX. But I would have a copy with me as I never travel without a copy of my scrips as you never know when you may need a refill, etc.

Thanks again, appreciate it!

Sun City West
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3. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

You might try calling a number of pharmacies in your area to get the price variation--it is considerable in my area. I can buy Levothyroxine/Synthroid at Walmart for $10.00 for a 3 months supply, and it's more in Mexico.

You won't need a prescription for anything but antibiotics and narcotics.

St. Lucia
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4. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

thanks for the idea, Pstreet1, but as you can see, I don't live in the US, no WalMarts, or wide selection of pharmacies to price-shop. I live in a small developing nation with only a few pharmacies, and prices are the same at all of them. It's not a question of price either, as my 'scrips are very inexpensive here; it's more wanting to have extra on-hand, as pharmacies here run out often. So, having some extra stock on-hand makes good sense.

Thanks again, both of you, it's appreciated.

Pacific Ocean
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5. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

There are more farmacias than bars in the tourist sections in Ensenada. They will have what you are asking for and more (look for Viagra man statues - they are hilarious). You don't need any scripts, but I would go to a few places in the same area to check on prices. You may find a big variation.

St. Lucia
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6. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

Thank you for the added info sailsequoyah, will keep our eyes open for the statues, sounds pretty funny!

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9. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

My Synthroid costs $90./3 months......not 10 at Walmart's. Levothroxin is the generic...not the same drug...it is very cheap no matter where you get it from..

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St. Lucia
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10. Re: Pharmacy/Drug Store

Good for you laughinghusky - but again, useless info for myself, as there are no Walmarts, etc in my country. And yes, levothyroxine is the generic of Synthroid (brand name)....,so either one works just fine.

I was able to stock up just fine, thanks to those who provided helpful info regarding the port and drugstores. All the best.

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