Pharmacies in Turkey

Turkey is a country with a fairly high level of health care. People from neighboring countries often fly here for treatment, and citizens of neighboring Georgia, in particular, often undergo examinations and hospitalizations here due to the fact that the level of health care in their homeland is much lower than in neighboring Turkey. Along with high-quality medicine, Turkey also carefully monitors the pharmaceutical industry. Local pharmacies offer a wide range of medicines that are quite affordable in price and range.

Quality control of medicines

     When buying medicines in Turkish pharmacies, a person can be absolutely sure that the purchased medicine will not turn out to be a fake or an expired one, because Turkish laws in the field of pharmacology are very severe - for the sale of a counterfeit product or a product of inadequate quality, the law provides for deprivation freedom for up to 50 years. That is, when purchasing goods in Turkish pharmacies, you can be sure of its quality.

Features of Turkish pharmacies

     There is no corruption in the pharmacological sphere in Turkey, because when writing a prescription for the purchase of necessary medicines, doctors do not indicate in which particular pharmacy these goods need to be purchased. The patient is free to go to any pharmacy of his choice.

     Also, prices for medicines practically do not differ from pharmacy to pharmacy.

     A huge number of medicines purchased in the CIS countries exclusively by prescription can be purchased in Turkey without a prescription. And the prescription category includes the following:

  • Hormonal preparations
  • Antibiotics
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Some anti-blastoma drugs

 Medicines not sold in Turkey:

The list of medicines that are not sold in Turkey include:

  • Medicines tested on animals
  • Medicines containing any components of animal organisms
  • Medicines with unproven efficacy (for example, brilliant green)
  • Ayurvedic medicines (Turkey does not recognize Ayurveda)

 Working hours

     Turkish pharmacies are open from Monday to Saturday from 08:30 to 18-19:00, and on Sundays only duty pharmacies are open. In each district, several pharmacies take over on Sunday duty. You can see which pharmacies in Alanya are open on this particular Sunday at this link:

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