Active Ingredient: Amoxicillin
What is Amoxil? Survey workers interviewed 641 people at eight crossings.
The drugs are manufactured by Mexican pharmaceutical companies or American companies with plants in Mexico, or they come from as far away as India. Hubbard, the senior associate commissioner for policy, planning and legislation for the F.
Inspections of the drugs Fludac an antidepressant, Omesol an ulcer treatment and Glipitrol XL for Type 2 diabetes discovered that they contained too much active ingredient or were impure. American law enforcement officials said the amount of counterfeits and substandard medications could be as high as 25 percent.
Nancy Crofoot does not consider herself desperate, just frugal.
Crofoot said, motioning her arm across the landscape. Trash, mud and beggars line the cramped streets of Nuevo Laredo. A young Mexican girl carries straw dolls for sale, sharing space with well-dressed men in groups asking if people need medications.
The men receive tips for taking tourists to the three or four farmacias on each block.
Congressional staff members recently visited crossings near Laredo, Tex. They found that officers at border crossings were too busy to inspect every person.
When prescription drugs were declared, officials followed a hodgepodge of federal and state laws. Sometimes they allowed 50 doses of a drug without a prescription and other times 90 doses.
At some crossings, Mexican prescriptions were accepted; at others, only American prescriptions were allowed.
One recent day, customs officials, who are expected to uphold about 400 laws for 40 different agencies, spent more than 45 minutes inspecting one person, referring to manuals and the Internet to determine if a drug was approved for use in the United States.
Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking amoxicillin: methotrexate a blood thinner called warfarin gout medicines called probenecid and allopurinol other antibiotics Mixing amoxicillin with herbal remedies and supplements There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside amoxicillin.
Important For safety, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.