Friday, December 7, 2012

Pharmacy


So, for those of us who need “stayin’ alive” pills, we set out to find a convenient pharmacy.

We stumbled onto The Evergreen Pharmacy, located in an aqua green and white building across Sta Rita Road from the bus station. Their posted hours are from 8:30-1 and 3-9 M-Sa, closed on Sunday.




We entered the pharmacy, after we were buzzed in through the front door, and waited a few minutes as the customer ahead of us needed some advice. According to the conversation that took place, a pharmacist can dispense medications without a prescription by a doctor. I had heard that you can walk in, give symptoms and even ask for a specific medication--like an antibiotic.

 Our turn. We mumbled something about needing to have our stateside medications filled within the next month, produced our bottles, the assistant quickly recognized most of the medications as those they have in stock! Larry needed one refilled now, so for a 1 month supply of Amlodipine Besylate 5mg tabs (Norvasc), the cost was $10.13usd... SOLD! This same medication, purchased without insurance at CVS back home was $42.00usd!! We didn’t need any others refilled just yet..that’ll be next month.

For those not in stock, it will take up to 3 weeks to get them in and we will be notified—either by phone or email—that they have arrived.  Sounds easy..will keep you posted!

3 comments:

  1. Yes, I have been buying my birth control pills in Belize for years. Here they are $3.00 a pack compared with 50.00/pack in the US. it's a no-brainer.

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  2. Anyone know how to contact a pharmacy in Belize?

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    1. Ralph - Evergreen Pharmacy phone # 501-422-0362, Catherine Longsworth is the pharmacist.

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