Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs at Hospital CMQ Puerto Vallarta

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Hospital CMQ’s Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs Department has served the needs of Puerto Vallarta’s residents for over 30 years, with a wide selection of essential medications, ranging from common over the counter drugs to specialized prescription drugs that are vital for many diseases and conditions.

Our locations

For your convenience, each one of our hospitals has its own Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs Department:

  • Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs at Hospital CMQ City Center
  • Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs at Hospital CMQ Premiere
  • Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs at Hospital CMQ Riviera Nayarit

Pharmacy Department’s main goals and duties

Our pharmacy department strives to achieve the highest standards in dispensing, distribution and management of drugs and medications, to safeguard our patient’s wellbeing, both in an outpatient and inpatient setting.

Pharmacy Department’s main goals and duties – Hospitalized patients

  • Selection of drugs and medications
  • Procurement of drugs and medications
  • Safe storage, distribution and control of drugs and medications, and its expiration dates
  • Prescription validation of drugs and medications
  • Prevention and oversight of allergies and multi-drug interactions

Pharmacy Department’s main goals and duties – Outpatients and walk-ins

  • Procure and maintain a wide variety of drugs and medications in stock
  • Safe storage, distribution and control of drugs and medications, and its expiration dates
  • 24-hour availability of drugs and medications

Hospital CMQ’s Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs Department is the leading speciality pharmacy in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit & Banderas Bay, offering a wide variety of specialized drugs, medications, orthopedic and medical products. Hospital CMQ’s Pharmacy Department partners with national and international medical vendors and laboratories, enabling the procurement of most medications in less than 24 hours.

SINGREM Certification – Highest Quality Award

Our Pharmacy Department has achieved the highest recognition in safe storage, distribution and control of drugs and medications, and its expiration dates

Meet our Pharmacy, Drugstore and Prescription Drugs Team

Our pharmacy managers have earned the highest quality recognition and award: SICAD (national quality system of pharmacy training). The SICAD award is granted to the best managers at a national level by the Federal Commission for the Protection of Health Risks, for complying with the highest standards of pharmacy management and control.

Saúl Martínez Villanueva, Lead Pharmacy Manager

SICAD Certificate: DLIN 210197517

María del Rosario Hernández Aguilar, Pharmacy Manager

SICAD Certificate: DLIN 235951817

Most Popular Prescription Drugs in Group I and II

  • Valium
  • Farmapram (Xanax) 1mg / 2mg (Alprazolam)
  • Tylex CD
  • Lectus
  • Ritalin

Most popular Antibiotics

  • Gimalxina (Amoxicilina)
  • Kenzoflex (Ciprofloxacino)
  • Ampicillin
  • Penicillin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Doxycycline

Most popular painkillers

  • Tramadol
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Oxycodone with acetaminophen (Percocet)
  • Oxycodone HCL (OxyContin)
  • Acetaminophen with codeine

Most popular OTC Over-the-counter Drugs and Medications

  • Celebrex
  • Esomeprazole
  • Pantoprazole
  • Omeprazole
  • Advil
  • Tylenol

Most popular Anabolics

  • HGH
  • Alphastan
  • Anavar
  • Wistrol
  • Somatrope

Most popular Orthopedic Products

  • Shoulder sling
  • Soft Collar
  • Knee pad and knee guard
  • Ankle brace, ankle support
  • Crutches
  • Walker, walking frame

Most popular Medical Products

  • Foley Catheter
  • Feeding tube
  • Central venous catheter
  • Oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen concentrators, O2 generators
  • Nebulizer, portable nebulizer, nebulizer mask

Most popular Nutrition Products

  • Ensure
  • Protein nutrition
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Sports nutrition

Frequently Asked Questions

You can buy most drugs and medications in Mexico Over the Counter (OTC), without a prescription, as long as they are not included in the list of “Controlled Medications, group I and group II”. In addition, you will need a prescription to buy antibiotics. Consequently, in Mexico you will only need a prescription if you need to buy antibiotics and/or “controlled medications”.

Antibiotics should only be used when they are actually needed, and only if they have been ordered or prescribed by your doctor or treating physician. Antibiotics are only effective and should only be used to treat bacterial infections, and should never be used for treating viral infections, as they have no positive effect over viruses. Consequently, it’s very important to avoid antibiotic misuse and/or overuse, due to the because:

  • Antibiotic misuse and overuse cause antibiotic resistance, a grave problem in which bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. When bacteria are constantly in contact with antibiotics, they develop antibiotic resistance (and are commonly called super-germs)

Penicillin is the antibiotic that’s most commonly related to allergic reactions. According to the recommendation of the American Academy of Allergies Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), allergic reactions to penicillin should always be prevented and considered, especially in young kids.

In this sense, it is worth noting that even though in theory almost 10% of the population could be allergic to penicillin, when tested, only a small fraction is actually allergic to this drug. Nevertheless, you should always check with your doctor before taking any type of medication, including penicillin.

Whenever there’s a hint of experiencing an allergic reaction to drugs and/or medications, you should seek immediate medical care, preferably within the first thirty minutes of feeling the first symptoms.

The following are the most common symptoms of Allergic Reactions to drugs and/or medications:

  • Itching in throat
  • Itching and/or watery eyes
  • Skin rash (red, sensitive, painful skin)
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose

Always remember that one of the most serious symptoms of an allergic reaction is the shortness of breath. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should seek immediate medical attention in your nearest hospital.

Self-medication is the use of medications due to someone’s own criteria, without the proper evaluation, diagnosis and advice from a doctor or treating physician. Unfortunately, self-medication is a common habit in our communities that poses risks and challenges. In most cases of self-medication, people incur incorrect dose usage, which can cause harm to their body. Another frequent problem of self-medication, is that the underlying cause of the disease could be hidden by the effects of the misused medication, as the drug could effectively block the discomfort caused by the symptoms, while hiding the root-cause of the disease.

The ideal time of day to take your medication will vary depending on the type of drug and your doctor’s opinion. To fully obtain the benefits of your medication, the most important thing is to follow your doctor’s orders and advice, especially when taking prescribed medications. Here are some additional things to consider when taking your medication:

  • In most cases, it’s better to take your medicine after eating some food
  • If you are taking more than one medication, take each medication one by one, without rushing or taking them at the same time
  • Take your medication preferably with water

Unfortunately, due to Mexican health laws and regulations, only public government-managed hospitals can provide vaccination services. However, our doctors and specialists can help you and give you proper advice in terms of which vaccinations are important, when to have them and where to get them. In addition, we can provide you with a list of public hospitals and clinics where you can get a particular type of vaccination, along with the corresponding addresses and telephone numbers.

To get medications included in the list of “controlled medications” of groups I and II, you should schedule an appointment with a licensed doctor for a medical evaluation. During the appointment, your doctor will evaluate your condition and will decide if the controlled medication is needed. If this is the case, your doctor will give you a prescription for this type of medication. With this prescription, you will be able to buy the medication in a pharmacy or drugstore that is authorized to sell “controlled medications”.

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  • Location
CMQ CITY CENTER
Basilio Badillo 365
Puerto Vallarta.
T. (322) 22 31919
CMQ PREMIERE
Av. Francisco Villa 1749
Puerto Vallarta
T. (322) 22 66500
CMQ RIVIERA NAYARIT
Av. Heroes de Nacozari 280
Bucerias
T. (329) 298 0717