Are there safe online pharmacies in Mexico?

Written by Lucia Mueller | Reviewed by a licensed U.S. pharmacist | Posted March 19, 2019 | Updated May 31, 2022

Currently, there are no online pharmacies in Mexico that are verified by

One reason is that many online pharmacies located in Mexico do not require prescriptions for medications that require one in the United States. Also, due to weak regulations, the quality of generic medicines in Mexico was at one time a serious issue. Recent improvements in Mexico's pharmaceutical regulations and enforcement of said regulations have vastly improved Mexico's outlook for generics

A licensed pharmacy in Mexico, with the requisite prescription requirements, and subject to inspection, could potentially qualify for the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.

Traveling to Mexico to Buy Medication

It's well known that many Americans travel to Mexico for brand-name medications, which are sold at a fraction of the U.S. price tag. This is in addition to other lower-cost health medical services. Patients will find that many of those brand-name medicines sold in Mexico are the exact same ones sold in the U.S., the only difference being cost.

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Safely Ordering Medication Online

When it comes to online ordering of medication, we recommend you only shop at pharmacies that are verified by a credentialing group, such as was established in 2003 to help consumers find qualified online pharmacies. Eligible pharmacies may apply to the PharmacyChecker Verification Program in which they are verified for licensure and standards of pharmacy practice and monitored for continued compliance with program standards. Websites are authorized to publish the PharmacyChecker Seal market and sell prescription drugs dispensed from licensed pharmacies in good standing in the countries where they are located. Our program currently verifies pharmacies in the following countries: Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Mauritius, the UK, and the U.S.

You can use the information provided by to find licensed online pharmacies and compare their prices listed on most medicines.

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