Hoi An Pharmacies

Hoi An Guide | Healthcare in Vietnam

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.

8am – 9pm Monday – Sunday
268 Ly Thuong Kiet
+84 (0) 235 3916 312

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.

8am – 9pm Monday – Sunday
4 Tran Hung Dao
+84 (0) 235 3916 312

Binh Thuan Pharmacy

Pharmacist, Linh Nguyen is knowledgeable and her pharmacy  is well stocked.

8am – 9pm / 7 days
No 54, 18 Thang 8 Street
+84 (0) 916 894 258

The Pharmacy No 230

Run by a husband and wife team, No 230 is used to foreigners and stocks a good range of medication.

8am – 9pm / 7 days
584 Cua Dai, cnr Pham Hong Thai & Cua Dai

Hung Xuan

This pharmacist is popular with expats. She is well stocked and known to be honest in her pricing.

8am – 9pm / 7 days
356 Cua Dai (Opp Dingo Deli)
+84 (0) 914 840 696

Pharmacies in Da Nang

Phuoc Thien

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).

8am – 9pm / 7 days
322 Hùng Vương (opp Da Nang’s Big C supermarket) Da Nang
+84 (0) 236 3689 977

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.

8am – 9pm / 7 days
200 Quang Trung, Da Nang
+84 (0) 236 382 3662 & +84 (0) 166 832 5669

Map for Pharmacies in Hoi An & Da Nang

Written By
Sharon Guest

Primarily a playwright, Sharon has written for magazines and newspapers in many parts of the world. The author of two books, she is also a co-founder of Hoi An Now.


  1. Hello,

    Thanks for the article, very useful.

    Do you have contact email addresses for any of these pharmacies? I would like to find out whether they stock the insulin I require.

    • Hi Cam, we found two pharmacies that can operate by email. The first [email protected] claims that they always stock insulin. The second [email protected] say they will get it in for you if you give them notice. We definitely recommend that you contact them directly as well to make sure.

    • It depends what you are trying to buy. But it is true that some drugs are sold over the counter in Vietnam that are not sold over the counter in some Western countries.

  2. I am trying to find a pharmacy in Ho An that sells incontinence pads for females, could you help me please.


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