As you enter Los Algodones from the US border crossing from Yuma, you’ll see a tiny downtown area crowded with shoppers looking for the lowest prices on dental care and pharmaceuticals.
What they don’t know is that the one of the best value pharmacies in Los Algodones, is just a short walk away at the top of the little hill and next to one of the best dining spots in Los Algodones, La Parilla.
Saratoga Pharmacy opened in 2005 as a small pharmacy and convenience store located across the street from Rubio Dental and Cordova Dental.
Saratoga Pharmacy is a family business started by the “mayor” of Los Algodones, Jorge Cochran. It is now run by his son Jorge Cochran Jr.
What makes Saratoga Pharmacy different is their friendly service. “Never pushy, always happy to see you, always willing to help you find just the item you need…that’s what makes it a pleasure to shop at Saratoga Pharmacy,” says Jerry Stoughton, in Los Algodones for the winter months, visiting from Cleveland, Ohio.
Located away from the rush of the downtown area…patients can take their time and get what they need. While some pharmacies are focused only on the “sale”, Saratoga Pharmacy takes pride in offering the highest level of personal, friendly service. They want you to find exactly what you need and are happy to speak with you about your pharmacy needs and to compare the value of brand name and generic brands.
So, how much can you save in Los Algodones?
Average pharmacy pricing in Los Algodones offers huge savings over US prices.
Typical Pricing at Saratoga Pharmacy
Azitromicina/Azithromycin 500 mg, also known as Zithromax (Z-PAK) is used as an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. The price for a 6-tablet package in the US is $40.00-$50.00. The price for the same dosage in Los Algodones is $4.00. That’s right… Four Dollars!
Metformina/Metformin 850 mg, also known as Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet, and Riomet is an oral medication that lowers blood glucose (sugar) and is used for treating type 2 diabetes. The price for a 30 count bottle of Metformin in the US is generally $35.00-$50.00. In Los Algodones, the price for the same dosage is only $3.50. Ten times less expensive!
Generic Prilosec: Omeprazole Magnesium Capsules If you have acid control problems, you know about Prilosec. You also know that it costs $24.00 for a package of 42 tablets, effectively $50 for 100 tablets. At the Saratoga Pharmacy in Los Algodones, a 120 count bottle of generic Prilosec is only $4.00.
Amoxicillin is used to treat some infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; and infections of the ears, nose, throat, urinary tract, and skin. It is also used, along with other medications to eliminate bacteria that causes ulcers. In the US, a bottle of 30 tablets is $17.00-$20.00 with a prescription, making the price for 100 tablets effectively $68-$80.00. At the Saratoga Pharmacy, no prescription is necessary, and a bottle of 100 tablets is only $5.00.
From skin crèmes to Cialis and Viagra, bandages, shampoos and just about anything else you can imagine a pharmacy to carry, Saratoga Pharmacy has it all, at prices that are almost too low to imagine by US standards. This is what has made Saratoga Pharmacy the best kept secret among savvy North American shoppers that visit Los Algodones for low cost dental care, optical care and the lowest prices on pharmaceuticals.
You can call Saragota Pharmacy dialing 011 52 (658) 517-3255 and it’s located at Ave. Saratoga #189 across the street from Rubio Dental.