Can I send prescription drugs with doctors prescription to Canada?
I have a brother who's in Canada today. It's his first time abroad so he's become irritated and depressed. Can I send some prescription drugs to him in Canada from the Philippines?
- SteveNLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
According to Canadian regulations (Section C.01.045 of the Food and Drug Regulations), a foreigner who is visiting Canada can have prescription drugs shipped to them for their personal use.
Essentially, the prescription drugs would need to be a supply of 90 days or less, and must contain the original prescription in the name of the tourist (your brother) who is visiting Canada.
If your brother is living in Canada, then he needs to obtain his prescription drugs from a Canadian doctor/pharmacist. And if he needs more than 90 days worth of medication as a tourist, but the prescription is available in Canada, he is expected to obtain that prescription from a Canadian source.
FedEx offers a service that will ship prescription drugs if you meet the criteria for importing it.Source(s): http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/alt_formats/pdf/com... http://www.fedex.com/ca_english/international/regu...
- AlpineLv 66 years ago
That probably isn't going to work out very well and could get him into trouble ( which will make him even more depressed ) If your brother needs medication he really should go see a Canadian doctor and get a prescription himself. Anti- depressant drugs are tightly regulated in Canada and they would be seized by Canada customs when they got here.
- bw022Lv 76 years ago
Visitor's to Canada are permitted to take a single 3 month supply of a prescription drug with them into Canada. The drug must be available in Canada, narcotics are not permitted, they must be in their original packaging, with their name on them, and they must be declared to Canadian Border Services Agency upon entry. Philippine citizens would need a temporary residency visa to visit Canada and would have been required to take a medical exam and have listed any prescription drugs they are taking on their visa application. Failure to declare this is grounds for CBSA to pull your temporary residency visa.
Canadian citizens and lawful residents of Canada must obtain a prescription within Canada and must purchase drugs within Canada. Importing of any drugs into Canada would require permission from Health Canada which is only given to specific drug importers.
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- Rona LachatLv 76 years ago
ONLY under certain restricted situations. Please go to the link SteveN gives. It is not a simple YES or NO.
Homesickness does not normally require drugs. If he is seriously ill he should be going to a Doctor or Pharmacist.
Suggest you send a copy of the pertinent parts of his medical records or have his Doctor write a brief note explaining the situation for your Brother that he can take to a Doctor in Canada.
His Doctor will know what is required from the records for his new Doctor in Canada.
- thinkingtimeLv 76 years ago
Canadian pharmacists may only dispense drugs on prescriptions wrttten by Canadian doctors. No prescription drugs can be mailed in.
- RandyLv 76 years ago
It will most likely be seized at the border. If he is having an issue tell him to see a Doctor here.
- tazzybeer06Lv 76 years ago
NO you can not