Where to get an Indian prescription refilled?

LinkedIn oPunchMan
Feb 27 20 Comments

Hi folks, my parents are visiting and will soon run out of Thyroid and Blood pressure medications. We have the doctors hand-written prescription from back home. What's the easiest way to get it refilled to US prescription so that I can buy these medicines. I live in San Jose.

I am thinking of some kind of community clinic where some Indian (or Asian) doctor sits, understands how prescription work back home and will simply write a refill.

Thanks.

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TOP 20 Comments
  • Facebook tGTv63
    I doubt they will fill it.
    My guess is you might have to a local give you another prescription.
    Feb 277
    • LinkedIn oPunchMan
      OP
      Sorry didn't get you. I have to go to a local (meaning US) doctor?
      Feb 27
    • Google see or
      Yes.
      Feb 27
    • LinkedIn oPunchMan
      OP
      I am actually willing to go to a local doctor, but I don't need them to redo all the tests. There is no reason for us to fake a prescription, so I need some who will trust the current prescription.
      Feb 27
    • Google see or
      I don't think anyone would do that specially in US unless you have a family friend. But I highly doubt anyone would give you medicines on their prescription without any tests just looking at some other prescription.
      Feb 27
    • Docker facepalmz
      go to an existing doctor with the bottles of the current medication. It's dangerous to stop thyroid and BP medication out of nowhere, and they will gladly write a prescription for the current values
      Feb 27
    • Docker facepalmz
      to clarify, I've done the same with thyroid meds, before getting any tests done in the US
      Feb 27
    • Intuit tmpUsrNam
      Find someone coming from India and ask them to get it for you?
      Mar 2
  • Intel 000011
    They need to tell their local doctor in India that they will go on long term travel and ask them for a script which will cover that time, fill it in India and bring the medicine with them.
    Feb 271
    • LinkedIn oPunchMan
      OP
      Unfortunately we had to extend their stay which resulted this situation.
      Feb 27
  • Apple FlightRisk
    San Jose Gurudwara in Evergreen has a community medical clinic, they will do a check-up and give a US prescription that you can use at any pharmacy.

    its free. Would recommend to give a donation as you feel.
    Feb 270
  • Cerner / EngZenobia
    Check if anyone in your circle is flying in from India and request them. You won’t get medicines here based on Indian prescription.

    Otherwise you will have to visit some doctor in US and gets meds based on their prescription. You must have their US visitors insurance right? Am not very certain about this, but if you visit doctors here, they might ask to get various tests done before prescribing meds.
    Feb 273
    • LinkedIn oPunchMan
      OP
      I am actually trying to pursue the second option minus redoing all the tests. I just need a doctor who will understand the situation and will write a prescription based on the current prescription.
      Feb 27
    • Oracle Hun7?K
      Basically you are asking the US doctor to ignore local law and insurance fraud. Not gonna happen. Unless that doctor is a crook.
      Feb 27
    • Cerner / EngZenobia
      Mostly doctors here don’t and I understand their point too. Unless they have idea about patient body they avoid prescribing.

      My brother was asked to do various medical tests even for a prescription for pain in his ears. But you can still check with various doctors.
      Feb 27
  • eBay akpman
    You can purchase them India and shipped to USA via couriers like Garuda Vega. Could be pricier shipping and surely cheaper than visiting a doctor in USA .
    Feb 271
    • ANSYS sam1
      Garuda Vega won't ship medicines.
      Feb 27
  • Nutanix LhFq37
    Why they are not carrying enough?
    It generally has 1-2 year expiry.
    Feb 270
  • Workday BuBP26
    You may have to send passport to the customs clearance agent but that's just a formality. You are legally allowed to import 90 days of personal supply.
    Feb 270
  • Workday BuBP26
    Ship it from.india
    Feb 270

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