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Are common prescription medications available in Tamarindo?

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

"Yes, common prescription medications are available in Tamarindo. Most pharmacies in the area carry a wide variety of medications, including those used to treat common ailments such as allergies, colds, and flu. Many of the pharmacies also offer generic versions of popular brand-name medications. In addition, some pharmacies offer specialized medications for specific conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is important to note that some medications may require a prescription from a local doctor in order to be purchased," said another in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

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"Most are available locally at a nearby pharmacy. Most are available without a prescription, except narcotics. Generic "prescription" drugs are lower cost but typical OTC drugs seem to be more expensive (ibuprofen, aceotminophen)," explained one expat who made the move to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

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