Hoi An Pharmacy Inside Information
Over-the-counter medication, including antibiotics, are readily available in pharmacies all around Vietnam. Often they are cheaper. Lesser known prescription drugs may be stocked by pharmacies in Da Nang.
Some pharmacists overcharge. If it feels like they are asking an exorbitant price go elsewhere (and if you have the time, let us know).
The name for a chemist in Vietnam is ‘NhaThuoc’ (Nyah Too-uk).
Always check the expiry date. While we have heard that some pharmacists sell counterfeit drugs, we have never experienced this.
Below are recommended chemists. Send us feedback if you have any issues.
Pharmacies in Hoi An
Huy Hoang 1
Huy Hoang 1 stocks the most extensive range of medication in Hoi An. For hard-to-get prescriptions this is the place to try. They also provide receipts so in our experience they have honest pricing.
Huy Hoang 2
Recently extended, Huy Hoang 2 is Hoi An’s largest chemist. If you can’t get what you need here you will no doubt find it at their other outlet, Huy Hoang 1. Unlike most chemists in Hoi An, they provide receipts.
Binh Thuan Pharmacy
Pharmacist, Linh Nguyen is knowledgeable and her pharmacy is well stocked.
The Pharmacy No 230
Run by a husband and wife team, No 230 is used to foreigners and stocks a good range of medication.
This pharmacist is popular with expats. She is well stocked and known to be honest in her pricing.
Pharmacies in Da Nang
This is a well-known pharmacy amongst local Vietnamese and is where the Family Medical Practice send their patients. If you can’t get what you’re looking for in Hoi An, Phuoc Thien will more than likely have it (get a Vietnamese friend to ring them and check if they do).
NT Dapharco 176
This chemist was referred to Hoi An Now by an expat who could not locate some hard to get medication. After trying pharmacies in Hoi An and Da Nang they found this pharmacist stocked it.