The Medication I Take in Mexico But Not in the U.S. (VIDEO)

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Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico (qroo.us) to share their experiences as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

30 Comments on "The Medication I Take in Mexico But Not in the U.S. (VIDEO)"

  1. Excellent info!

  2. Maria K Cavendish | August 14, 2021 at 12:16 pm | Reply

    You are such a good researcher, Paul. I’m not surprised that you didn’t find any studies or recommendations from official channels. It might just not exist. However it also seems like a good thing to do. How about people who just visit for a few months but don’t live there full-time. Without recommending anything, would you also take one then?
    Thanks for all you do for us wanna be ex-pats and ex-pats!
    Maria

    • Most of the people we know who are regular travelers to Mexico and/or other Latin American countries, take one of these after they leave Mexico — just in case they picked up any hitchhikers while eating street food.

  3. I’m just trying to get all things tied up. Where are you at?

  4. And here I thought the music was loud because of the age of your followers. Great video as usual.

  5. If you live with animals, you have parasites, guaranteed.

  6. Thank you for this valuable information. I have been taking another brand for the last 3 years every 6 months based on a friend’s suggestion . He grew up in Mexico City and his mother insisted the whole family take these before school started every year and then again in 6 months. I am going to look for the one you featured in the video. The one I have been taking was 2 pills each dose. Love your introduction. I am a fan!

  7. Great, Paul. I started taking antiparasitic meds here in Mexico in 2012. Yes, Absolutely, everyone in the house must take it. Treat your animals with their own antiparasitics starting 2 weeks prior to starting human medicating. We live in a parasite hotspot so we pay the mordidas (not a joke) and we take the meds, killing two stones with one bird.

  8. Hello Paul, great article…I was in aguascalientes in 1994,..went to a popular indoor mall and bought a cup of horchata from a 5 gallon jug ..huge mistake, I had never felt that kind of stomach pain in my life, it was absolutely debilitating, luckily there were nurses and health care workers in my spouses family…no one ever told us about this kind of pill…wish they had.

  9. Thank you for reminding me! I think that it’s very important to take the meds on the same two dates annually as you mentioned. Went we were scouting out places to retire here we would take Cipro, an antibiotic which worked for those occasions. I am not, not advocating antibiotics by any means….just saying. Also, there are good meds for Moctezuma’s Revenge. That information would help people for a future video. Thank you for you time and effort to help us enjoy this beautiful country better

    • Please be careful with taking Cipro. This antibiotic can cause tendon rupture. A friend took it and he tripped a little and both Achilles heel tendons ruptured. He was laid up for months! I took it once and I felt twinges of pain in tendons in my leg.

  10. Excellent info, thank you. I am sharing with my Mazatlan group, By the way, where is the like button? Will claim this on age and eyesight.

  11. Love your videos. We winter in Playa for 3 months. I’ll certainly get this medication within the first week that we arrive! Great job, Paul

    • I think Paul was suggesting that you take this medication to kill the paracites, not prevent them. Perhaps a better option would be to take the meds at the end of your 3-month stay.

      • It’s like setting off a bug bomb in your gut. It kills the ones hitching a ride but does little to prevent new ones.

  12. Edward Figlewicz | August 14, 2021 at 8:14 pm | Reply

    thanks. always enjoy the info you give out.

  13. There are some serious potential side effects with this type of medication. Everyone should dicuss it with a qualifed medical provider who is knowledgable of both their health history and medications.

  14. Can you assure all your watchers you receive no, zero, compensation from an antiparasitic producer?

  15. Maria K Cavendish | August 15, 2021 at 11:16 am | Reply

    The kickback question! LOL.

  16. Yup. Every 6 months I take the anti-paracite pill. I do the generic that they have at the Mexican version of Walmart.

  17. Many Mexicans are savvy to Big Pharma and there is a popular herbal called Chaparo Amargo. No visible side effects from your pill do not mean there are none. The convenience of taking one pill only mimics many of the problems of modern society that values convenience over health, and even over freedom.

  18. will you tell us the brand you use? NOT A RECOMMENDATION, but just tell us the brand you use?

  19. LaDonna Renninger | August 16, 2021 at 9:21 am | Reply

    Loved the parasite video. Thanks

  20. Barbara J Randi | August 16, 2021 at 9:25 am | Reply

    Thanks for the info. I went out and bought Loxcell but the dosage seems to be once a day, daily? Did I buy the wrong stuff or as a preventative is it taken one pill twice a year?

  21. I like the CYA at the end, and fully understand why. I’m glad you told me about this. I don’t trust Big Pharma though, and think I would personally stick with the old de-parasitic meds that have been safely used for many decades around the world with great safety records (Known to be safer than aspirin) and no long term side effects.

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