One newcomer asked, "My wife has migraines and is currently being prescribed Imitrex (Sumatriptan) for it. This provides her with significant relief. Could you tell me whether or not this medication is available in Costa Rica?"
An expat in Costa Rica asked a friend who is a pharmacist. She wrote, "They do sell without prescription imitrex and they also sell w/out prescription other antimigraine meds such as Amerge, Axert, Frova, Maxalt and RELPAX. When you find a pharmacy that you like that sells it, talk to them about your supply need so they always have stock in order in time. Things take forever over there and also try to go with a chain so that wherever you are in Costa Rica, you can go to that pharmacy. Prices do vary though from province and area -- the more touristy or upscale, the more expensive.
Please note that this information may change over time and you should do research and visit or contact pharmacy chains in Costa Rica to confirm that you medications are available before you make the move to Costa Rica.
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