Updated Date : 08.12.2022
A pharmacy abroad may suddenly become something we will need the most. Therefore, before going to a country, it is very important to research the pharmacies in that country. It is very important to research the working hours, the functioning of pharmacies in a country, and the acceptance of prescriptions abroad.
Pharmacy in Turkey
In Turkey pharmacy is called “Eczane” with a red “E” sign. There are around 24 thousand pharmacies. Generally, pharmacies are open at 09:00 in the morning. The opening hours of pharmacies can sometimes differ from province to province. Except for the pharmacies on duty, the closing time of the pharmacies is 19.00. You can reach the list of duty pharmacies from the information written on the door of each pharmacy. In Turkey, the prescription is obligatory for addictive and strong drugs. You need to consult a doctor for a prescription.
Pharmacy in Istanbul
Pharmacies in Istanbul mostly open at 09:00. You can reach the list of duty pharmacies from the information written on the door of each pharmacy and also you can see all updated lists of duty pharmacies on istanbuleczaciodasi’s website. On the online market, there are only food supplements, personal care, dermo-cosmetic, and health medical products are sold. Prescripted and over-the-counter medicines are not available online. Almost all pharmacies in Istanbul have the same drugs, it doesn't matter if it's a big or a small pharmacy. You can find almost all the medicines that will meet your needs in pharmacies in Istanbul.