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

"Yes, common prescription medications are available in Brazil. Most medications are available in pharmacies, and some are available over the counter. In addition, many medications are available through online pharmacies. Brazil also has a national health system, which provides access to medications for those who cannot afford them," remarked another expat in Brazil.

"There is a pharmacy on every street corner of almost every city in Brazil so finding a pharmacy is no problem. I do take prescription medications and on my first visit with my new doctor he made it clear that the meds I was taking from the USA were out-dated and better meds were available. He switched my prescription and these meds are readily available at all the pharmacies that I have been to. It is hard to beat the USA $4.00 prescription program for a long list of certain meds. But buying the medications here have shown to be readily available and cheaper (not considering the USA $4.00 meds) than my home country," said a member in Natal, Brazil.

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