I'm a Brazilian woman travelling to Florida this month. Im a very allergic person and would like to buy epipen to carry with me. I don't know if a Brazilian doctor prescription is accepted... Thank you!
Probably not. You should go on line and get the contact numbers for florida pharmacies-and Email and FAX a pharmacy company and ask this question. Walgreen is a national company, so they have pharmacies there. Most states recognize the prescriptions of doctors with licenses in that state. I think that this is a federal law. When I travel-I get my medicine from my doctor and pharmacy before I leave, and have a letter from my doctor that I take these medications.My son takes many restricted medications-and his doctor writes a letter. They say it's easy to get meds in Florida. By contacting a Walgreens, you can make arrangements-like your doctor could FAX the prescription to Walgreens for you. Another national pharmacy is part of a store-Walmart. Then another national store is Costco. Costco is a membership store-but anybody can buy medicine at their pharmacy. You just need cash at Costco-no credit cards or checks for non-members. Both of us fly. In Mexico you can buy anything without a prescription. In Spain, I could buy many things without a prescription, but some things needed a prescription.
But contact one of the pharmacies through an internet search-and ask them if it's legal for them to accept a prescription from your doctor. You probably want several of them since you are so allergic.
You do need a prescription to purchase an Epipen in the US. As to whether they take a Brazilian Drs prescription, I'm not sure, but if you can find a telephone number for a pharmacy near where you will be staying, you can call and ask the pharmacist if he can fill from a Brazilian prescription. The only other possibility is to just bring the Epipens with you. If you have documentation from your Dr that you are prescribed this medication you should have no trouble bringing it here. It is not considered a Controlled Substance in the US and you are allowed to have medications for your personal use.when you travel.
- EpiPen Information for Consumers
- EpiPen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of EpiPen (detailed)
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