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Prescription Medicine in Singapore

Postby agoodfella » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 9:15 am

Hello,

Are prescription medicines priced the same across all pharmacies (e.g. Guardian vs. General Hospital vs. Private Clinic)?

If not, what Hospitals / Pharmacies offer the best prices?

(p.s. the medicine is a common pain relieving med)

Thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 9:30 am

No, they aren't the same prices. But you would have to shop around. I don't think any pharmacy is universally cheaper than another here. Same with the Hospitals, although I tend to thing the government hospitals would be cheaper than the private hospitals. Polyclinics tend to be cheaper than private doctors. But yet again, not in all cases.

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 9:50 am

It's even cheaper if you cross the border to JB, and if you go all the way to Thailand meds are dirt cheap.
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Postby agoodfella » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:49 am

This is something that I hadn't thought about.

Will pharmacies in Malaysia accept RX prescriptions from Singapore?

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Postby jpatokal » Sat, 29 Aug 2009 10:16 pm

agoodfella wrote:Will pharmacies in Malaysia accept RX prescriptions from Singapore?


Unless you're requesting Class A narcotics, most pharmacies in Malaysia and especially Thailand don't give a fig about prescriptions. However, make sure it's not on this list if you plan on bringing it back!

http://www.hsa.gov.sg/publish/hsaportal ... ation.html

Note: Those are active ingredients, not brand names.
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Postby jimmy12 » Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:06 pm

Hi, i suggest you can go to johor. Prescription medicine are twice cheaper and some paharmacies dont require prescriptions aslong as bring along the medicine packaging. I have an allergy which requires me to maintain a good lotion. It is being sold here in singapore for 10-15 SGD with prescription but I was able to get it in johor for MYR 8. which is just about $4.

I think antibiotics can also be bought in johor without prescriptions.

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Postby PricillaQueen » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:07 pm

Hmmm polyclinic generally are cheaper than pharmacies cause it is subsidized? but there is a terrible quene see polyclinic.singhealth.com.sg

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Postby alee520 » Mon, 11 Jan 2010 3:07 pm

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 3:54 am

Walk along inside City Sq or along the rows of shop houses leading to City Sq after you pass JB custom. You will see quite afew there. Bring a friend who can speak Malay will smoothen any hiccups


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