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

"Yes, common prescription medications are available in India. Many of the same medications that are available in other countries are also available in India, although the exact brands and formulations may vary. In addition, some medications that are not available in other countries may be available in India. Generally, prescription medications in India are available through pharmacies, although some may also be available through online retailers," explained one expat living in India.

"Medicine costs are reasonable compared to US. Many pharmacies sell medications. May not get exact name brands as in USA but chemically equivalent medicines can be obtained. Most medications need Prescriptions. Many pharmacies do give out medicines if you tell them the local name," said another in India.

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