Methadone Treatment: available
Methadone is available on the Bolivian pharmaceutical market (trade name = “METASEDIN”). It can be prescribed by licensed doctors on a special prescription
(receta valorado) and will be dispensed by pharmacies as takeaway medication. Methadone patients are strongly advised to carry with them a letter in Spanish from their home prescriber to present to a local GP.
Importation of Methadone: import regulations could not be clarified
Therefore, travellers wishing to bring methadone into Bolivia for personal use as medication are strongly advised to contact a Bolivian diplomatic mission well in
advance of their intended journey.
Contact Address: any Bolivian embassy or consulate or
Ministério de Desarrollo Humano
Secretaria Nacional de Salud
Subsecretario de Salud
Phone: +591 2 370296
Fax: +591 2 391590