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Are common prescription medications available in Istanbul?

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When we asked expats in Istanbul if common prescription medications are available in Istanbul, they wrote...

"Yes. You can purchase most prescription medicines in the pharmacy's that are easily found. In general you do not require a prescription except for dangerous class drugs like morphine. The cost of medicines are far cheaper than in various other Euopean countries. I have never had a problem buying medicines here in Turkey where I have lived for over 20 years," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Istanbul, Turkey.

"Yes, common prescription medications are widely available in Istanbul. The city has numerous pharmacies, known as "eczane" in Turkish, where you can find a variety of medications for various health conditions. Some of the pharmacies are open 24 hours, and many pharmacists speak English, making it easier for tourists and expats to communicate their needs. It is essential to have a prescription from a doctor for certain medications, especially for antibiotics and controlled substances. However, some over-the-counter medications can be purchased without a prescription. It is always recommended to consult a healthcare professional before taking any medication," commented one expat who made the move to Istanbul, Turkey.

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