Wondering how to courier medicines from India to USA? This guide explains the complete process of sending medicine from India to the USA.

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Order medicines from India to USA

For the past 6 years, ShipMeds has been dedicated to delivering allopathic medicines and ayurvedic medicines worldwide, especially to the USA. As the leading International Medicine Courier Service in India, ShipMeds is one of the best to order Indian medicines in the USA

ShipMeds offers special services to NRIs and offer Ayurveda medicine delivery to the USA

With ShipMeds, you can send following medicines to USA:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Homeopathic
  • Herbal
  • Unani
  • Allopathic
  • Temperature controlled medications

Medicine Courier Charges from India to USA - Get Indian Medicines in USA

Medicine courier from India to USA charges

Medicine Courier Charges from India to USA
Medicine Weight
Delivery Time
Total Charges​
0.5 kg
2-5 Days
 ₹   4,200
1 kg
2-5 Days
 ₹  5,500

Process of Sending Medicines to USA from India

Step 1: Once you have made the shipping payment through the above payment link, kindly share the medicine details and payment screenshot with ShipMeds on WhatsApp or email at info@ medspro.in

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Step 2: ShipMeds will create the booking ID for you and procure the medications for you or pickup the medication from your location

Step3: ShipMeds will dispatch the medication and will provide you with the live tracking

ShipMeds has partnerships with top courier companies like
FedEx, DHL, UPS, Aramex, DPEX, US Post, Canada Post, and others, allowing you to select shipping options that are both swift and budget-friendly.

Documents Required to Courier Medicines from India to USA

  • Sender's KYC
  • Receiver's KYC
  • Doctor's Prescription and Bill (We can help you with this)
  • The remaining documentation will be done by ShipMeds experts for easy customs clearance

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USA FDA Rules on Shipping Medicines from India to USA

 According to the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) :

In most cases, it’s illegal for people to import drugs into the U.S. for personal use. That’s because drugs available in other countries haven’t been evaluated or approved by the FDA for use or sale in the U.S., so we can’t ensure that they are safe and effective. FDA generally considers such drugs unapproved.

The FDA does however allow some drugs. These are drugs that are:

  • Required for treatment 
  • Are not available in the United States

The following conditions are required to be met:

  1. Medical Necessity: The medication must be essential for treating a serious condition that lacks effective treatment options in the US. If there are similar medications available in the US that can be used instead, the import might not be allowed.

  2. Non-Commercial Import: The medicine cannot be intended for sale to US residents. The import should not be for commercial purposes.

  3. Health Safety: The medication should not pose significant health risks. Approval from the FDA is necessary to import medicine into the US If the medicine is similar to ones disallowed by the FDA, it cannot be imported.

  4. Prescription: You must have a written prescription from your doctor. This prescription needs to be in English and indicate that the treatment originated outside the US It must include your doctor's name, address, and phone number.

  5. Limited Supply: The quantity should be for less than 90 days of treatment. Importing a supply for more than 90 days will not be allowed.

Top Cities where ShipMeds frequently sends medicines in the US​

  1. New York City, New York
  2. Los Angeles, California
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Houston, Texas
  5. Phoenix, Arizona
  6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  7. San Antonio, Texas
  8. San Diego, California
  9. Dallas, Texas
  10. San Jose, California
  11. Austin, Texas
  12. Jacksonville, Florida
  13. Fort Worth, Texas
  14. Columbus, Ohio
  15. Charlotte, North Carolina

ShipMeds is a reliable and convenient courier service to get Indian medicines in United States from India.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Can medicine be sent from India to the US?

It depends on the medicine and whether it is approved by the FDA. Contact ShipMeds to know if your medicine can be sent to the US

Can I send ayurvedic medicines to USA from India?

Yes, you can generally send ayurvedic medicines to the USA from India, but there are certain rules and regulations that you need to be aware of to ensure a smooth and legal process

FDA Regulations: Ayurvedic medicines are subject to regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has specific requirements for the importation of dietary supplements, including ayurvedic products. The products must comply with FDA guidelines, and it's essential to ensure that the ingredients in the medicines are permitted in the USA

Can I ship prescription medications to the USA from India?

Yes, you can ship prescription medications to the USA from India. However, there are specific regulations and requirements you need to follow. Medications should be FDA-approved, properly labeled, and accompanied by a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare professional in English.

Are there restrictions on the type of medicines that can be shipped?

Yes, there are restrictions. Certain medications, especially controlled substances, may have limitations on importation. It's essential to check the USA's FDA's list of permitted drugs and substances.

Do I need special documentation for shipping medicines to the USA?

Yes, you need proper documentation, including a prescription in English from a qualified healthcare professional, details of the medication (generic name, dosage, etc.), and information about the treating doctor. Accurate customs declarations are also required. ShipMeds will help you with the complete documentation.

What courier services can I use for shipping medicines to the USA?

Many reputable courier companies offer international shipping services. Popular options include FedEx, DHL, UPS, and others. It's crucial to choose a courier with experience in shipping healthcare products. ShipMeds has partnered with all the top medicine shipping providers to provide you with a hassle-free medicine delivery experience to the US

Are there quantity limits for shipping medicines to the USA?

Yes, there are usually limits on the quantity of medications you can ship. Generally, the supply should be for personal use and typically not exceed a 90-day supply.

What if my package is held by customs?

If your package is held by customs, it's crucial to cooperate with the customs authorities and provide any additional documentation or information they request. Consulting a customs broker might be helpful in such situations.

Are there any prohibited medications or substances for import into the USA?

Yes, certain medications and substances are prohibited or have strict restrictions on importation into the USA. Controlled substances, narcotics, certain over-the-counter medications, and unapproved drugs are examples. ShipMeds can guide you completely on which kind of medicines could be shipped to USA from India

Do I need to pay duties or taxes when shipping medicines to the USA?

Yes, there may be import duties, taxes, or fees imposed by U.S. customs when shipping medicines. These charges vary based on the type of medication and its value. It's essential to be prepared for potential additional costs. ShipMeds can support you on this

Can I ship refrigerated medicines or those with special storage requirements?

Shipping medicines with special storage needs, such as refrigeration, can be challenging. Some courier services offer temperature-controlled shipping, but it's essential to check with the chosen courier to ensure they can handle the specific requirements of your medication. ShipMeds has extensive experience in sending temperature controlled medicines

How can I track the status of my medicine shipment to the USA?

Most reputable courier services like ShipMeds provide tracking services. You'll receive a tracking number that you can use to monitor the shipment's progress. Regularly checking the courier's website or contacting their customer support can keep you updated on the package's status.

Are there any restrictions on shipping herbal or natural health products to the USA?

Yes, similar to ayurvedic medicines, herbal or natural health products must comply with FDA regulations. It's essential to ensure that the ingredients in these products are permitted in the U.S., and the product labeling meets FDA guidelines.

Can I send over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to the USA?

Yes, you can send OTC medicines to the USA, but they should be FDA-approved and properly labeled. It's crucial to follow the same guidelines for prescription medications, including providing accurate customs declarations.

What should I do if my medicine shipment is delayed or lost?

If your shipment is delayed or lost, you can contact ShipMeds immediately. ShipMeds can initiate a trace on the package or provide information on how to proceed. Having shipping insurance, if available, can be helpful in such cases.

Are there any specific requirements for sending controlled substances or narcotics to the USA?

Yes, sending controlled substances or narcotics to the USA is highly regulated. In most cases, it's prohibited or requires special permits. It's crucial to check the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) guidelines and consult with a customs expert for guidance.

Can I ship medicine samples or clinical trial supplies to the USA?

Shipping medicine samples or clinical trial supplies to the USA involves specific regulatory considerations. It's essential to work closely with the relevant U.S. authorities and the FDA to ensure compliance with clinical trial regulations.

Share the destination country and medicine details with ShipMeds on WhatsApp or email at info@medspro.in

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