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Are common prescription medications available in Malaysia?

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

"Yes, common prescription medications are available in Malaysia. These medications are typically dispensed by pharmacies and are regulated by the Malaysian Ministry of Health. Generally, these medications are available in both generic and brand name forms. In addition, many pharmacies offer online ordering and delivery services for prescription medications," said a member in Malaysia.

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"Prescriptions are available through clinics, hospitals and pharmacies. Cost are low compared to U.S. We needed an antihistamine similar to U.S. prescription formula. We took it to a local pharmacy that said they didn't carry that brand, but compared ingredients and provide a local version--no prescription needed for that one," remarked another expat who made the move to Georgetown, Malaysia.

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