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Good Pharmacy for Ibuprofen in Luang Prabang?

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Good Pharmacy for Ibuprofen in Luang Prabang?

Hello,

Do you know where we can get some reasonably priced ibuorofen in LP? Went to a few pharmacies - they were either out or it was a higher price than in the states. Not looking for a brand name of course, just the drug. Had same prob in vietnam.

Thanks!

Hanoi, Vietnam
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1. Re: Good Pharmacy for Ibuprofen in Luang Prabang?

You want to be careful where you buy your Ibuprofen - fake drugs are commonly sold in SE Asia. Spend a little more for the real thing. The only discount pharmacies in Indochina are the fake ones!

I have some experience with over the counter eye drops purchased in Hanoi - turned out to be less than sterile, and it temporarily distorted my appearance!

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2. Re: Good Pharmacy for Ibuprofen in Luang Prabang?

Yikes!

I don't mind paying a reasonable price, but it's way more here than in the U.S. - is this normal?

Vientiane, Laos
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3. Re: Good Pharmacy for Ibuprofen in Luang Prabang?

This place has name brand pharmaceuticals: spotonlaos.com/place/…

Some things cost more, and some things less. But in Laos, most everything costs a bit more because most everything is imported! To offset the expense, Laos has .75 liter Beerlao for a bit over $1 USD - quite a bargain!

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4. Re: Good Pharmacy for Ibuprofen in Luang Prabang?

There is a small pharmacy across from the Dara Market, next to an ATM machine, and a few doors down from a mini-mart. Seems to have good quality pharmaceuticals, including ibuprofen.

5. Re: Good Pharmacy for Ibuprofen in Luang Prabang?

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