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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:24 am

[b]My wife and I plan to retire to Pathum Thani in 3 years. Wife was born and raised in Thailand. She is a U.S. citizen now. My stepson lives in Pathum Thani. The problem is we are not in top shape. We both take 6 or 7 medicines each. Will there be a problem getting the medicine? How about the coast? Need help.

 

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 2:22 pm

medication is very inexpensive here, but not everything is available in smaller cities - here in Krabi, many people must bring some medications with them in order to have an ample supply. However, that doesn't mean that you can't get them. I would try contacting an individual pharmacy in Pathum Thanni by email (most pharmacists here speak English - in my experience anyway) . Any medication that I have ever needed has been cheap and readily available. However, i don't need that much of it.

I don't know where to tell you to look. I wish i could be more help. But assuming you are currently living in the U.S. (as i once did) you are probably accustomed to the borderline insane cost of presciption medication that, for the most part, doesn't exist over here, else little to none of the population would be able to afford it!

-RilINjuH!

 

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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:11 pm

thanks for the info. do you enjoy living in Thailand?

 

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:26 pm

Yes, but since i work a regular job, it loses some of the lustor that it had when i was just passing through as a backpacker. I am actually a bit bored of the south, but this country has a great deal other locations to offer.

-RilINjUH!

 

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:39 pm

The locally manufactured generic medications are cheap in LOS. However, the non-generic imported ones are expensive & some unavailable. In many cases, the local pharmacy will not stock them. You will need to buy them from a hospital (private???). Check in advance re local supply??? Maybe you need to line up an offshore supplier?

 

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:26 pm

I think you should try an pharmacy online you'll certainly find there what ever you went.

 

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