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Costs of Popular Medicines in Chapala, Mexico

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If you are visiting or moving to Chapala, Mexico from the US or Canada and are on specific medications, you may be interested in the information below. These are current prices from both a Generic pharmacy called Similares Farmacia as well as from a full service pharmacy called Farmacias Ahuacatlan. Another pharmacy in the area is Farmacia Guadalajara which has a large selection of medicine along with sundry items.

Prices are listed below from these locations, as well as the drugs themselves and what they are most commonly used for.

Editor's Note: We are not encouraging drug use, nor are we prescribing it. The following is for information only. If you are curious about medical alternatives to common prescription drugs, see our Medical Alternative Health Care Page

Similares Farmacia - located throughout Mexico

The listing of these drugs are in no particular order and are the top selling drugs at this time in the States.

If you are concerned about finding your particular medication while here at Lakeside, you can relax, as the following drugs are commonplace and easy to find.

Synthroid (levothyroxine) Currently there are 21.5 million users of this drug in the U.S. Levothyroxine is used to treat an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland.  For 100mg Generic price is 100 pills for 100Pesos / Ahuacatlan is 99Pesos for the same.

Crestor (rosuvastatin) Currently there are 21/4 million users of this drug in the U.S. Crestor (rosuvastatin) belongs to a a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Rosuvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). For 10 mg Generic price is 30 pills for 132Pesos / Patented at Ahuacatlan is 396Pesos for 30 pills.
 

 

 

 

Ventolin HFA (albuterol) Currently there are 18.2 million users of this drug in the U.S. Ventolin (albuterol) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Ventolin HFA is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol inhalation is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.  Generic price is 50Pesos for 100 mg aerosol.

Nexium (esomeprazole) Currently there are 15.2 million users of this drug in the U.S. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.  For 40 mg Generic is 365Pesos for 14 tablets / Ahuacatlan is 399Pesos for same.

Advair Diskus (fluticasone) Currently there are 13.7 million users of this drug in the U.S. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Advair inhalation is a combination medicine used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.  316Pesos for aerosol.

Many pharmacists speak English, and if you have your prescription, these particular products can be filled here in Chapala.

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Lantus Solostar (insuline glargine) Currently there are 10.9 million users of this drug in the U.S. Lantus (insulin glargine) is a man made, long-acting form of human insulin that is used in the treatment of adults and children with type 1 diabetes to control blood glucose (sugar) levels. Lantus is also approved for the use in adults with type 2 diabetes. For 100ml, Generic is 892Pesos/ Patented is 1396Pesos for same.

Lyrica (pregabalin) Currently there are 10 million users of this drug. Itís now one of the 10 most prescribed drugs in the United States. Lyrica (pregabalin) is a medication that is chemically and structurally similar to Neurontin (gabapentin) and is used for a wide variety of things: seizure disorder, pain and anxiety. For 150 mg capsules 169Pesos for 28 capsules / Patented 491Pesos.

Spiriva Handihaler (tiotropium) Currently there are 9.6 million users of this drug in the U.S. Spiriva (tiotropium) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Spiriva is used to prevent bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways in the lungs) in adults with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including bronchitis and emphysema. Patented 953Pesos for 30 capsules.

Januvia (sitagliptin) Currently there are 9.1 million users of this drug in the U.S. Januvia (sitagliptin) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating. Januvia is for treating people with type 2 diabetes. For 100 mg Patented 1069Pesos for 28 pills.

There are also several clinics here in Chapala. You can check out our Chapala Medical Page for more information.

If you would like to educate yourself on drugs, have access to a health library, health care blogs and more, click on our Medical Self-Education Page.
 

 

 

 

Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).  For 2 mg Patented 495Pesos for 30 pills.

Clonazepam This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is also used to treat panic attacks. Clonazepam works by calming your brain and nerves. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. For 2 mg 100Pesos for 30 tablets.

Brospina  Buprenorphine is powerful as an opioid analgesic classified as a thebaine-derived agonist-antagonist . Indicated in the management of moderate to severe pain in both chronic and acute conditions; in nociceptive and mixed pain. Can be used in multimodal analgesic techniques, or as single-drug therapy.  For 6 injections 400Pesos.

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Farmacias Ahuacatlan

Sucursal Avenida Hidalgo No. 217-A

Colonio Centro, 45900 Chapala, Jalisco

Tele: 01. 376. 765.2288

The above pharmacy sells patented medicines, generics, homeopathic, dermatology products, controlled medicines and various assortment of products daily.

Another pharmacy in town is:

Farmacia Guadalajara

Avenida Miguel Hidalgo No. 294

El Centro, Chapala, Jalisco, 45900

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurerís Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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