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Goa Chemist crackdown

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Goa Chemist crackdown

Hi,

we're heard that they have cracked down on people buying in bulk from the chemists in Goa, anyone know the deal or it that just about Viagra?

Can you still buy malaria tablets? We were hoping to just buy a small amount here and the rest in Goa.

Also they used to do a brill heartburn tablet called Zinetac, I think I got a few hundred a couple of years back, will that still be allowed?

Thanks in advance! Karen

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11. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

Maybe get a prescription from your GP if you must take anti malarials and buy them in Goa.To be honest antimalarials are not meant to be used prophylactically in an area with a low incidence.

Edited: 13 November 2010, 01:01
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12. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

I always get the Migraine tablets for my OH they are brilliant and last year a crowd we got to know bought sleeping tablets for the journey home and they seemed to work wonders - I was hoping to go to De Mellos and stock up on those this year :( Its been years since I slept thro the night lol!! Oh well, I think I will just wait and see when i get there, let you know when I come home

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13. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

Jolly good thing sleeping tablets can't be bought over the counter, they are not without risks.

For sleeping try melatonin, natural and it works. Should be able to buy them at Boots. And some chemist stock them in Goa too.

By the way getting a prescription from a doctor is cheap too but most will only give you prescription if you actually need it.

Edited: 13 November 2010, 12:38
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14. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

Thanks for that Cyberhippie I will give them a go! :)

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15. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

MALARIA tablets need to be taken starting a week BEFORE YOU ARRIVE !!! .

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16. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

Hello there.

I'm heading to goa for a first time and I used to use Tramadol for my back pain and I'm wondering can I buy those pills from the pharmacy. Or maybe vicodin or some other opiate based drug which helps me to stand the pain. I'm just out of stock and didn't get appointment for doctor today and flying tomorrow so... please, let me know if you know something.

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17. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

You can get tremadol from the chemist. My hubby had them if you have a prescription take it with you, just in case. Otherwise just ask for them see what happens,otherwisw nip in see a doctor and get him/her to write a prescrition for you.

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18. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

Just back and did not experience any problem getting the medicines I wanted.

I heard someone on the beach openly discussing the fact he had bought large quantities of valium and viagra for resale in the U.K.

As I said this is Goa and business goes on.

For information for the last couple of years I have used the pharmacy oposite Kamat holoday homes in the little road that runs up the side of Babutes in Calangute, a few doors up from the bakery.

He is honest and very helpful and found me a very good slow release anti inflamatory when I tore my ankle ligaments.

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19. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

Just back so thought I'd give you an update. We bought all of our malaria tablets online in the UK before we went - didn't want to take the rist.

Zinetac - the chemist would not give them to us in bulk but we could buy a couple of strips a day to stock up, still really cheap - 15 rupees for 30 tabs.

Viagra - overheard a lady trying to buy them and the chemist would only give her one box of 4.

The chemist was very helpful when I got a cold/chest infection and gave me some tablets that sorted it out pronto.

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20. Re: Goa Chemist crackdown

I went to the chemist yesterday and bought LOADS of medications (are all prescription only in the UK) without any problem whatsoever.

We had also previously bought antibiotics in the previous weeks. No probs.

So, I haven't seen any signs of a clampdown.

Blues xxxx

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