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5/21/2019 10:55 EST

I see that drug prices are hit and miss in Panama.

Anyone know if I need a prescription for Tamsulosin?

If I do need a prescription for thus or any medication, is it easy to get into a doctor and get what I need if I bring my medical records from the US?

We are retiring to Bocas Del Toro in a few years and we are trying to learn all we can before gettingv there.

5/21/2019 14:15 EST

In general in Panama you don’t need a prescription for anything other than antibiotics and narcotic pain medications. Just go into a pharmacy and ask.
Whether you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in the dosage and format you require depends on supply. Best to come with the brand and generic names of your medications.
It is easy to access Panamanian doctors, but they will do the testing and examinations they think appropriate rather than following a foreign doctor’s diagnosis and treatment plan. Who knows, the Panamanian doctor may be more up-tp-date then your home doctor, and offer better treatments. Have an open mind, and bring a few month’s worth of your prescriptions to tide you over until you get settled here.
Good luck!

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7/29/2019 08:15 EST

This was very helpful. We just went on vacation and we took a list of our meds with us. We stopped in the pharmacy and asked and they were able to find generic versions of all we needed. So when the time comes to actually move, we should be all set.

7/29/2019 08:40 EST

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7/29/2019 09:50 EST

That's perfect, I'm taking heart meds as well and will check when we go on vacation.

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