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    The cost of medication in Thailand. Has it really doubled in a year?

    I was originally prescribed morphine but dislike the side effects, chronic constipation being the least of them, so I use Tramadol instead.
    I don't use them a lot maybe 2 - 4 a day and occasionally a bit more if needs must.
    So, about a year ago we went to the local pharmacy here in the village and bought 1,000 capsules for 3,000 Baht. Fair enough.
    I'm getting to the end of them now so asked if we could order some more.

    "Sure, no problem" said the delightful young shop assistant/owner. "It'll cost you 6,000 Baht for 1,000 capsules".

    "Why has it doubled in price?" I asked.

    She mumbled some thing about 1 of the 3 manufactures closing down, hence the increase.

    Now, I try not to be overly cynical here in the Land of Smiles but this strikes me as absolute bullshit.

    Sure, things go up in price and, very very occasionally, down due to demand or whatever but why the fuk a doubling in price in a year?

    It's not as if the production of Tramadol is dependent on the weather or the effects of Trump on the worlds general levels of pain.

    I really don't understand it. Is she simply trying to rip me off?

    So, if any of you fine young/old members happen to be in a pharmacy here in Thailand, could you inquire as to the cost of TRAMADOL and let me know.

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    u only have one pharmacy where u live

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    try an on line pharmacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    "Why has it doubled in price?" I asked.
    50 mg vs 100 mg ?

    Online pharmacy prices is 2-3 baht for 50 mg

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    50 mg vs 100 mg ?

    Online pharmacy prices is 2-3 baht for 50 mg
    That's interesting. I've never used an online pharmacy, can you recommend one? PM please.

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    There is another brand of this medication available in Thailand. I forgot the name.

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    I think there is a Tramadol equivalent "Paindol" available in most large Thai pharmacies. A friend was taking it after a bike accident a few years ago.

    https://www.mims.com/thailand/drug/info/paindol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    I think there is a Tramadol equivalent "Paindol" available in most large Thai pharmacies. A friend was taking it after a bike accident a few years ago.

    https://www.mims.com/thailand/drug/info/paindol
    Thanks for that.

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    I bought 10 x 100mg Tramadol this morning that cost 30 Baht each so you're doing ok buying in bulk at the prices you're quoting CJ. I suppose there'd be far better deals around town if buying in 1000+ unit quantities or buying generics though.

    The pills I got are actually labelled Tramal retard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    I bought 10 x 100mg Tramadol this morning that cost 30 Baht each so you're doing ok buying in bulk at the prices you're quoting CJ. I suppose there'd be far better deals around town if buying in 1000+ unit quantities or buying generics though.

    The pills I got are actually labelled Tramal retard
    Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    I bought 10 x 100mg Tramadol this morning that cost 30 Baht each so you're doing ok buying in bulk at the prices you're quoting CJ. I suppose there'd be far better deals around town if buying in 1000+ unit quantities or buying generics though.

    The pills I got are actually labelled Tramal retard
    Spazzed out bliss.?

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