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I am taking a month long trip to Europe in two weeks and would

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I am taking a month long trip to Europe in two weeks and would like to have ambien prescribed to help with jet lag, time change etc. I can't get into see my regular doctor in time(she is out of the country)---any suggestions?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 7 years ago.
What country are you in?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am in the US, will be traveling to Madrid.
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 7 years ago.
In the United States, the only way to legally get a prescription for a controlled substance is to SEE the physician who is prescribing it (or have a physician who has seen you previously write it for you). WIth your MD out of town you would need to see another local MD. However, most MD's would be reluctant to prescribe such a substance on first meeting. Your MD should have a covering physician; you might try that person. The only other way would be to try the illegal method of an internet pharmacy. Surprisingly it seems that most pharmacies that promise such drugs over the internet actually do provide the real thing instead of a fake (although I can't honestly recommend it because it COULD be anything).
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Is it legal to order from an online pharmacy?
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 7 years ago.
Since most (I'm tempted to say all) are located outside the US, the receipt of a controlled substance in the mail from overseas would be illegal. You could try to find one based in the US, but I am unaware of any.
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