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Are there any import restrictions on non-commercial drugs?

Q: I need to send a non-prescription, over the counter anti-diarrhoeal medicine to my mother in India from USA. I am living in USA on a work permit. Are there any import regulations in India, or export rules in USA that I may be violating? The total value of the medicines is USD $22.

A:There are no import restrictions on non-commercial medicines sent/received for personal use. Please write cost for customs US$ 5. No commercial value - medicines for personal use. Most, if not all the medicines sold in USA, are available in India at a fraction of the price.

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