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Post by parrot » July 31, 2014, 2:46 pm

If you do a fair amount of pharmacy shopping....whether for medicine or other things....you can do some easy comparison shopping on the ground floor of Central. Boots, Watsons, and P&F pharmacies are within meters of each other (near the foodcourt). Just a sample of a few things.....
Cellufresh MD eyedrops....20 Baht cheaper at P&F; a skin cream (for our daughter) 35 Baht cheaper at P&F.
Although I like and occasionally still use the pharmacies on Makkaeng Rd, I like the idea that the products in pharmacies like Tesco and Central are air conditioned.

Unrelated to the topic but available at P&F Pharmacy....for those whose bad breath might have a hint of fecal odor.......there's Wasabi Mouthspray.
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Post by FrazeeDK » August 1, 2014, 7:41 am

and, for the most part, medicines over in Thailand are far cheaper than back Stateside. Ventolin asthma inhalers for about $8 versus $50 Stateside, Serentide asthma powder inhaler (Exact Advair equivalent) about 1,000 baht at Boot's and $70 co-pay (actual price $140) Stateside for both of which which you must add the price of a Doc to get a prescription.
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Post by farlong68 » July 28, 2015, 3:07 am

does anyone in udon use the drug farxiga it is a new sugar leaching drug to remove sugar from diabetics blood and send it south very effective very costly here in the states 400usd for 30 tabs one months supply will be in town November would like to stock up if its cheaper there thanks in advance for your help john

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Post by the-monk » July 28, 2015, 10:35 am

Did anyone compare the prices of the following ??? Where to get the best prices ? Any Thai alternatives ?
CLOPIDOGREL 75 mg ?? Any Thai alternative ??
BISOPROLOL .. 5 mg ?? Any Thai alternatives ??
ATORVASTATIN 20 mg ?? Any Thai alternatives ??
Thanks in advance.. Have a pleasant day ....

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Post by ting_tong » July 28, 2015, 11:00 am

the-monk wrote:Did anyone compare the prices of the following ??? Where to get the best prices ? Any Thai alternatives ?
CLOPIDOGREL 75 mg ?? Any Thai alternative ??
BISOPROLOL .. 5 mg ?? Any Thai alternatives ??
ATORVASTATIN 20 mg ?? Any Thai alternatives ??
Thanks in advance.. Have a pleasant day ....
check with the pharmacist at the intersection of phonpisai and udondusadee, across from the Ban houy market. very pleasant guy and is an english speaker.

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Post by kopkei » July 28, 2015, 6:56 pm

i am taking the thai version of bisoprolol which cost me 480 baht /100 5mg pack , named hypercor ....
i only take half dose a day ...
atorvastatin generic sandoz( india) still expensive at 1.100 baht /30 pack 20mg
for the moment i take simvastatin , bestatin 40 mg /100 pack / 300 baht ...
clopidogrel is a blood thinner ? sometimes they use aspirin for this , i am using asaflow from abroad and will also need a replacement for this , must be in the pharmacy this week , so will update on this later ....as info... ;)

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Post by kopkei » July 31, 2015, 1:14 pm

wel just bought some items in the pharmacy ...
ranidine 150mg /100 pack...78 baht
omicap-20/100 pack...68 baht (omeprazole)
bestatin 40mg/100 pack ...290 baht (simvastatin)
bisil 300mg/100/pack...120 baht (gemfibrozil)
hexin anti worm ...20 baht
hypercor 5mg/100 pack ..580 baht (sorry not 480 as mentioned before) ( bisoprolol)
counterpain cool creme 120g ..122 baht
counterpain hot creme 120g ...114 baht
amogin gel ...32 baht ( cost here at the market 60?)
as info
clopidogrel , or plavix 14 pill pack 1.300 baht, expensive , but thai generic apolet 30 pack ...600 baht
eltroxin in thai thyrosit 1baht/pill...
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Post by the-monk » September 8, 2015, 5:45 pm

Thanks to all for the infos.. Really appreciated..
I went checking few pharmacies....Here is a brief summary,,,
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Pharmacy in Nong Bua market ( next to Charoen eye glasses shop)
Only Bestatin .. 20 mg X 100 = 180 B
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Pharmacy near the train station ( next to the scooter shop across KFC)
Only Bestatin ... 20 mg X 100 = 175 B
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Thai Isaan Market Pharmacy (*1 )
Bestatin 40 mg x 100 = 450 B, 20 mg x 100 = 250 B
Apolets 75 mg x 30 = 700 B
Ampoline ( Bisoprolol ) 5 mg x 100 = 250 B
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Chinese Pharmacy Across Tessabhan Market (*2) N.B. the owner of (*1) and (*2) are brothers..
Don t have Hypercor wants to sell you Bisoprolol at 950 B for 100
Bestatin 40 mg x 100 = 450 B
Apolets ( CLOPIDOGREL ) 75 mg X 30 == 700 B
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Pharmacy Somsak Across the street from Ban Hoy (Huai) market.
Don t have Hypercor wants to sell you Bisoprolol ( Concor from Germany) at 950 B for 100
Bestatin 20 mg x 100 = 195 B
Apolets 75 mg X 30 == 695 B

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Pharmacy just beside Ban Hoy (Huai) market (across the street from 7-1 ) and the pharmacy around the north east corner on Phon Phisai road, are owned by Father and Son ( see pic below)
Hypercor 5 mg X 100 = 580 B
Bestatin 40 mg X 100 = 290 B

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Post by parrot » September 8, 2015, 8:30 pm

For those who need a large number of pharma items, you can do some quick comparison shopping on the ground floor of Central Mall........3 pharmacies almost next to each other. There's quite a difference in prices.......with the smaller pharmacy coming in cheaper on most identical items. Added bonus.....all the items are maintained in air conditioned surroundings.

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Post by old timer » September 8, 2015, 10:10 pm

parrot wrote: Unrelated to the topic but available at P&F Pharmacy....for those whose bad breath might have a hint of fecal odor...........
Yes, unrelated to the topic but OT knows of someone who defiantly needs something to sort out his verbal fecal odour.
Though OT has never met the person himself.

OT........................ \:D/

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Post by wazza » September 8, 2015, 10:19 pm

P&F Pharmacy is who I use and recommend

As I have said for years and Parrot repeated , Temps do affect many medications , its why non air con Pharmacies are cheaper.

Halitosis is generally not something you wish to discuss on first dates.

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Post by old timer » September 8, 2015, 10:36 pm

wazza wrote: Halitosis is generally not something you wish to discuss on first dates.
Halitosis can be disguised temporarily by stuffing mints into your mouth or doing that spray thing from time, however none of this will work if you are suffering from verbal diarrhea, for that you have to just shut your gob :-#
OT knows of someone who suffers from this.

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Post by parrot » September 9, 2015, 12:54 am

Thanks for the reminder on P&F Pharmacy.....in Central......and definitely the cheaper of the 3 pharmacies located within meters of each other.

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Post by kopkei » September 9, 2015, 6:24 pm

all pharmacies in central good for comparison but not to buy , bloody expensive ,
as to amlopine or better said amlodipine is not really the same as bisoprolol/hypercor which is a beta blocker and amlodipine is not ...as info .... ;)

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Post by BigBubba » September 10, 2015, 12:20 am

parrot wrote: Added bonus.....all the items are maintained in air conditioned surroundings.
And this has been one of my concerns in the past. It is more important for certain drugs than others. My pharmacist in America told me to discard nitro pills 6 months after opening the bottle and exposing to air and humidity, regardless of the expiration date. This is a medication that's only needed in an emergency, and you would certainly want it to be effective when needed. Almost all drugs have storage recommendations that are exceeded in a normal Thai summer day however, but when it comes to an extra pinch on the wallet many of us overlook this fact.
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Post by Thaipit » September 29, 2018, 7:51 am

Who can tell me where in Udon Thani I get Clopidogrel GPO and lorazepam and at what price?

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Post by FrazeeDK » September 29, 2018, 6:43 pm

wholesale drug store on ring road just before Global House. It has about everything. If you're buying controlled meds they'll want you to have your passport. If the Thai spouse is buying her ID card. It looks to be a hole in the wall but actually is two shophouses wide. Located here: https://www.google.com/maps/@17.4268225 ... 312!8i6656
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Post by Hoopoe » September 30, 2018, 2:53 am

Forte out on the west ring rd , is good ,(if your getting your meds from any of the private hospitals or even clinics ,i went in last week to check on all heart meds s against , Khon Kaen , Queen hospital, not much different, forte is 1,000bht more expensive over a 6 month period ,for 6 different medications ,,i would recommend themas i say IF your getting your meds from private hospitals or clinics , the staff speak English very well and are very polite and helpful

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Post by kopkei » September 30, 2018, 10:35 am

as mentioned in my former post here on this topic...
clopidogrel , or plavix 14 pill pack 1.300 baht, expensive , but thai generic apolet 30 pack ...600 baht
lorazepam -diazepam ...,all ending pam is normally valium and many shops are asking prescriptions ,
if you are using this for problems sleeping there is a cheap thai alternative (no prescription needed)called tripta (amitriptyline) in 10 and 25 mg , i take sometimes a half of 10mg and sleep well ...all this will be variable from person to person ..10mg will cost 0,20 baht /pill or 1 baht a pill if you buy them on a strip of 10 called polytanol...
medication not changed price much the last 3 years ,some things are even cheaper... ;)

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