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Buying minoxidil (hair loss) online

Hi, I've been using mioxidil solution 5% for 2 years now. I was buying a package of 6-months online and never had a problem. I know that some drugs get stopped at the borded. This is however a Cat D. medicine - its sold without a prescription in a pharmacy or a drug store.

I'm wondering if I got lucky or can i buy the generics online? It's almost 7x cheaper. I found no useful infos on the internet.
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Re: Buying minoxidil (hair loss) online

I wouldn't know anything about it but I did find this lurking in my bookmarks:

Biovea
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I wouldn't know anything about it but I did find this lurking in my bookmarks:

Biovea
I have recently tried to buy from Biovea some mionxidil.
I did not checked beforehand, but they ship from the US. I thought they where europe based.
Problem is, the parcel seems shipped but there is no way it track it properly.
I have also read some other opinions online, and it seems that sometimes the parcel get stucked and custom...
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Re: Buying minoxidil (hair loss) online

Huh. I haven't used that site for about 4 years but I did buy a couple of things and they came quickly. Too quickly to have been sent from the US <I think> but lots could have changed in that time.
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I have recently tried to buy from Biovea some mionxidil.
I did not checked beforehand, but they ship from the US. I thought they where europe based.
Problem is, the parcel seems shipped but there is no way it track it properly.
I have also read some other opinions online, and it seems that sometimes the parcel get stucked and custom...
Stuck like what? There are two possibilities... it exceeds the value of ca. 65 chf and than you need to pay taxes... or its not allowed.
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Old 19.04.2020, 18:19
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Stuck like what? There are two possibilities... it exceeds the value of ca. 65 chf and than you need to pay taxes... or its not allowed.
And with the latter you can have an issue.... I think SwissintheUS quoted a couple of times where to find the list of items that can be imported, best to check that
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Stuck like what? There are two possibilities... it exceeds the value of ca. 65 chf and than you need to pay taxes... or its not allowed.
Stuck as I don't have any info after the dispatch.
I have received a tracking number from Post that indicates only the shipment date. No other detail. Order value is 48CHF
If Minoxidil wouldn't be allowed in Switzeland (haven't checked tbh) then I think they shouldn't sell it on their swiss website. If I have to pay taxes, fine, just tell me what to do in order to release the parcel. As by today, after almost a month from the other, haven't received any info yet.
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Stuck as I don't have any info after the dispatch.
I have received a tracking number from Post that indicates only the shipment date. No other detail. Order value is 48CHF
If Minoxidil wouldn't be allowed in Switzeland (haven't checked tbh) then I think they shouldn't sell it on their swiss website. If I have to pay taxes, fine, just tell me what to do in order to release the parcel. As by today, after almost a month from the other, haven't received any info yet.
Just wondering, have you received your order after all from Biovea? Was it stopped at customs or did it go through without any issues?
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And with the latter you can have an issue.... I think SwissintheUS quoted a couple of times where to find the list of items that can be imported, best to check that
As a service I link to the relevant page of Swiss Medic (The "Swiss FDA" for Drugs).

As long as it is not a narcotic or considered doping/Performance enhancing substance ( See lists in the Betäubungsmittelverzeichnisverordnung and Ordinance on promotion of sport) you can import up to a months supply.
https://www.swissmedic.ch/swissmedic...-internet.html

Topic minoxidil is kind of special as it is OTC category D for males but Rx only for females (Not sure if category B or A). https://compendium.ch/search?q=minoxidil
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