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Non Prescription Drugs in Turkey

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Mason City, Iowa
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Non Prescription Drugs in Turkey

Is this a no-no to bring non prescription drugs into Turkey? Sleeping pills, extra strength Tylenol, aleeve, etc. thanks

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1. Re: Non Prescription Drugs in Turkey

You can bring in prescription or non prescription drugs into turkey as long as they are for your own use and in small quantities and/or not for commercial use.

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jdmckay, You can bring in prescription or non prescription drugs into Turkey for personal consumption. Furthermore, you can buy drugs in Turkey without prescription as long as you know what you want. Green prescription or red prescription category drugs are excluded and need a prescription. The drugs here are much cheaper than they are rest of Europe or US because of government regulations on prices so if you need to buy any more of your drugs here, you can do so at the pharmacies.

good luck,

enigma...

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United States made non prescription drugs and vitamins are at least twice their price in Turkey, and if you need Tylenol, aleeve, etc., you should bring them from the US. However, you can get medicine with similar ingredients cheaper in Turkey but under other brand names. For example claritine made in Turkey is much cheaper.

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Thanks! We always keep a small pill container for the "just in case. " we wanted to make sure that we weren't breaking any laws by not having them in the original containers.

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You could bring the package inserts, just for the emergency case or if you need some more pills. The pharmacist can read the composition and sell you the same or similar drugs with another name. I often did it and it was much cheaper, but nowadays it´s forbidden to bring to many pills back home...

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Good to know that we can get anything we run out of or lose over there.

If we need a refill on a prescription medicine, is the bottle showing the information enough or is an actual prescription slip required?

What about antibiotics? Hopefully we won't need them but if we did, would we have to see a dr and get a prescription first? Or are they sold without prescription?

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you will not need a prescription unless it contains tranquilizers or major pain killers like vicodine.

you can get an antibiotic without a prescription.

your bottle must specify the ingredients.otherwise, the prtescription slip would be more useful.

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WA, You can get antibiotics and 95% of other medications without prescription. You can tell them the ingredient, or show them the bottle or if you have one show the pharmacist your prescription.

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Thanks!

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Can I buy Prescription Drugs online without Prescription in Turkey?

Or which pharmacies can mail Prescription Drugs to overseas?

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