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WhitneyS
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Hi all,
I am going to see a Dr in Tijuana-- Mexico to have a prescription of Bicllin filled. Does anyone know how much it cost down there? They have a generic form.

**This is all being supervised by my LLMD-- I'm not going solo :-)

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joalo
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Up.

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James H
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You should be able to get it at a pharmacy without a prescription for probably under $5 a dose. The name in Mexico is Benzetacil. Be sure to read the label as there are some variations. You do not want "Benzetacil Combinado" as it is a mix of short and long acting penicillins. It is a dry powder in a vial that you have to mix.

I haven't been there in a few years, but that is how it used to be.

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'Kete-tracker
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Why is your LLMD sending you to a Doc in Tijuana... to fill a 'script'?
Does he/ she work with him?
Most street pharmacies wopuld be HAPPY to help you.. Heck, you might not even NEED the prescription!
Well... it IS typically an I.M. preparation- Bicillun LA. I guess ya would.

Atleast the Needles are cheap here in Amer'eeka!
You can thank the Segway creator for that.
Dean Kamen. Disposable syringes. That's how he made his [initial] $$$.
(I jam down the street from his home every Fri.! A small world.)

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tickssuck
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I bought it in April 2010 for apprx $1.00 per dose in downtown Cancun....fyi. Ditto what James H said above. No Rx was necessary. TS
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Laura_W
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Anybody been back to Mexico recently???

Is this still the case?

How many doses can you get?

What level of dose did you get... 1.2 Mu, 2.4 etc.

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migs
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I went about 6 months ago...after the new prescription for antibiotics law. Only the big pharmacies (Gusher) asked me for a prescription.

I went to about 5 other pharmacies and nobody asked for a prescription. One guy who spoke perfect English and I told him about the Lyme, he told me he could order me anything I wanted if I didn't see it...drip bags of Rocephin, shots, anything without a prescription.

Bicillin is cheap like anywhere from $1-$7.

Amoxicillin is almost free. Ceftin and Biaxin were kind of pricey...like 50 cents a pill most places.

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Laura_W
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thanks for the info

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10/10 EIA 1.4+, 41 (IGG), 23 (IGM)
Bitten over 20 years ago.
Currently not treating, looking for a Dr who will work with my insurance lol.

More muscular, cognitive, nerve issues than joints. Facial droop and blurred vision.

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