Dominican Pharmacies

What are the preferred Dominican pharmacies for DR1ers?

  • CarolX

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  • Los Hidalgos

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  • GBC

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NALs

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What are the preferred Dominican pharmacies for DR1ers?

The DR not only has trusted chains to get prescription medicines, counter medicines, and in some places other stuff can be purchased as well. With counterfeit prescription medicines being a problem in some lesser known pharmacies, it could be a life saver to know which pharmacies can be frequented without worrying of counterfeit anything.

Some of the Dominican pharmacies chains includes:

CarolX (right now has the most stores nationwide)


Los Hidalgos


GBC


There are other Dominican pharmacy chains and independently owned pharmacies all over the place.

People can share where they go for their pharmacology needs, good or bad experiences, recommendations, etc.
 
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Matilda

Guest
No chains in the campo, but the pharmacies here are great and the pharmacists well qualified.

Matilda
 
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the gorgon

Guest
the only pharmacy i use is Farmacia Popular.. the reason is because they are the only ones who sell tablets by the unit. i can buy one of my prescription, not a whole bottle, if i choose to. i buy a week's supply at a time. why? because if my doctor changes my prescription the day after i buy a bottle of 60 tablets, i am out of luck. it has happened to me twice. not again. one week at a time..
 
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bob saunders

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San Miguel has a number of Farmacias in Jarabacoa. I don't know if they are in other parts of the DR.
 
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keepcoming

Guest
CarolX, easy and convenient. Have not had a bad experience yet. They were really helpful when I injured my knee in recommending some alternatives for the pain.
 
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cavok

Guest
I like Wecare in Cabarete and Sosua and Farmacia Alberto in Sosua.
 
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Fulano2

Guest
We use Ramon’s supercolmado. For all your antibiotics against gripe.
 
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chico bill

Guest
the only pharmacy i use is Farmacia Popular.. the reason is because they are the only ones who sell tablets by the unit. i can buy one of my prescription, not a whole bottle, if i choose to. i buy a week's supply at a time. why? because if my doctor changes my prescription the day after i buy a bottle of 60 tablets, i am out of luck. it has happened to me twice. not again. one week at a time..

Located where?
 
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judypdr

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I use the pharmacy in Costambar for many things but I also go to the public pharmacy at the University in Cafembra and downtown Puerto Plata where medications are about 1/10th the price....
 
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the gorgon

Guest
a few weeks ago i went to Carol in Gazcue, to see if they had cheap reading glasses. you can get some half decent ones on Jose Luis in POP for 150 pesos. the better stuff in the back is 295.


when the cashier at Carol rang up the price, my knees buckled....1200 pesos.

i did not want them that badly..
 
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USA DOC

Guest
...In Santiago...Farma Value...never a problem, in the tourist areas like playa Dorado..in that little mall, next to the hotels is a pharmacy.. you know the one, beware..many fakes and high prices...In Sosua never buy anything from the guys on motorcycles...…………..
 
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Caonabo

Guest
To quote myself from a few weeks back regarding this subject matter.....

"I happen to prefer Carol, and have never had an issue of note. There are many dubious, or shall I say suspect pharmacies nationwide that sell counterfeit or expired medications. This is not the case with Carol. Branches I have visited always have knowledgeable, well trained staff on hand.
Cleanliness and organization is ever present.
Some locations are open 24/7, holidays included.
Delivery service offered as well.
And yes, credit cards are accepted."

"Regarding "pharmacy closest to you", this is simply not the case, and could also prove to be very dangerous, especially here within the RD.
Again, as previously stated, there are many dubious, and suspect pharmacies nationwide that sell counterfeit or expired medications. Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are a major business. Especially those medications that are shipped in from China and India.
Some pharmacy staffs possess zero knowledge of medications or dosages, utilizing Google to advise customers.
Just as one should take caution with grocery shopping and dining out, they should follow the same protocol for purchasing their pharmaceuticals."
 
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Harleysrock

Guest
The only pharmacy I trust is not on that poll. The one next to CMC. I’ve gotten fake meds at sooo many others. I guess Carol would be my second choice.
 
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SKY

Guest
Do pharmacies accept and fill prescription faxed from US?

First thing you need to know is that the only drugs you actually need a prescription at all for are hard drugs like Oxy or such. You can go in or call any pharmacy yourself for things like minor pain killers, anti biotics, viagra, etc.

As for the ones needing prescriptions they will not accept out of country scripts. There must be a DR stamp on these by the local Dr.
 
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alexw

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My favorite is Hildagos but I voted for Carols. Hildalgos generally has the same meds but you can buy them in individual units unlike Carols. But Carols always has the meds you need in stock and theyre open 24 hours a day. You just cant beat that.
 
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william webster

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a few weeks ago i went to Carol in Gazcue, to see if they had cheap reading glasses. you can get some half decent ones on Jose Luis in POP for 150 pesos. the better stuff in the back is 295.


when the cashier at Carol rang up the price, my knees buckled....1200 pesos.

i did not want them that badly..

if you could read the price --
you didn't need 'em