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    Question Question about prescription medications

    Hey all, i am currently in Thailand until new years visiting friends and traveling. I brought vyvanse, my add prescription with me and i am now out. I have scripts from my doctor in the us for refills but the problem is that thai pharmacies don't have amphetamine based medicines. I went to the Bangkok pattaya hospital and they said to go to a thai doctor to get an alternative. The available alternatives here would be ritalin and concerta. In order to get a script for the alternative is all i have to do go to a normal doctor and ask to exchange? Also would i be able to do this at a normal thai hospital like pittaya in sriracha or would i need to go back to pattaya? Im assuming a Thai doctor would be cheaper and sriracha is much closer for me. Anyone have any experiences ?

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    You can get both the alternatives in many pharmacies here on Samui by just walking in and asking. I would imagine it is the same where you are. As my old dad used to say " if you don't ask, you don't get "

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Fella View Post
    You can get both the alternatives in many pharmacies here on Samui by just walking in and asking. I would imagine it is the same where you are. As my old dad used to say " if you don't ask, you don't get "
    Im in laemchabang now. So i can just walk in and ask without a prescription? Also would this work at the typical thai pharmacy?

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    Only from dodgy pharmacies and be careful. Your prescription speed is more seriously illegal here than weed. You're probably going to have to see an expensive specialist to get a ritalin prescription in Thailand. btw I thought ritalin was amphetamine.

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    I don't know anything about your medication but in general, application of the laws regarding medicines (which can be quite strict) fluctuate wildly from one pharmacy to the next so whatever the law is, it's worth asking because you may well get what you're looking for but, if not, the pharmacist might be able to point you in the right direction.

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    Ritalin is methylphenidate. So it s legal here. Vyvanse is dexamphetamine so it isnt. The people at pattaya bangkok pharmacy told me to see a doctor to get a substitute. I was wondering if it that was that easy. Id prefer to do it legal way since thailand has whack ass drug laws.

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    As Zooheekock says. Just go to any pharmacy and ask for what you want. If they have it they will sell it to you. If they say you need a prescription then just go to a government hospital and pay 50 baht to see a doctor who should give you the prescription.
    If the pharmacy doesnt have it then ask if they know where you can get it. All very easy to do.

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    Go to the hospital they will give what you need take a person with you who can speak Thai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    Go to the hospital they will give what you need take a person with you who can speak Thai.
    Bingo, it may cost a bit more, but then you know you are legal. Hell even Contact cold medicine is illegal because it contains pseudoephedrine which can be used to make speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Go to the hospital they will give what you need take a person with you who can speak Thai.
    Alright thanks. Ill head over to one this afternoon. My thai is probably good enough to get by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by komsan6063 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Go to the hospital they will give what you need take a person with you who can speak Thai.
    Alright thanks. Ill head over to one this afternoon. My thai is probably good enough to get by.
    Good luck Komsan
    When my mate was here for a long stretch he when a couple of time & was OK.
    The Med's are not cheap

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    For years now I could buy Tramadol OTC from pharmacies here in Thailand. Now it's apparently a controlled substance and it has been pulled from all Rx shelves! :-(

    Possibly related to this: Cola and Tramadol mix reported to be popular in schools | Bangkok Post: news

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    2 weeks ago my TGF would get 10X10 at a time of tramidol for me

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    my doc prescribed 2 X 3 times a day............

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    Quote Originally Posted by jons557
    For years now I could buy Tramadol OTC from pharmacies here in Thailand. Now it's apparently a controlled substance and it has been pulled from all Rx shelves!
    Good. I was prescribed it about 2 years ago and I stopped taking it after 2 doses.

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