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Prescription Medication, I'm in Penang easy to purchase, what is process in Thailand, 6 monthly Calcium Jab ALSO NEEDED!


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What is position in Thailand, must you see a GP to get meds. The Calcium Jab is a hospital visit, here Penang thats  the process, My Dermatology Doc lovely lady organizes the Calcium Jab. I see her every 3 to 6 months to get check over!  Info appreciated Tq. 

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18 minutes ago, The Hammer2021 said:

It's better to go to an international  hospital.

Please give us some examples of international hospitals here in Chiang Mai.

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19 hours ago, The Hammer2021 said:

There is no such thing as a GP here. Just go to your local hospital and explain  what you  need. It's better to go to an international  hospital.

Thanks appreciated, I'm not in Thailand just yet looking forward to near future!

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32 minutes ago, Paddy 696 said:

Thanks appreciated, I'm not in Thailand just yet looking forward to near future!

You can join/ register with a hospital who will keep your records. You can buy your medicine from a hospital or get a prescription and buy it from a pharmacy

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The majority of medications can be bought at a pharmacy here without prescription. No need to see a doctor at all. Main exceptions are narcotics, steroids and some psychotropics.

 

Getting medications at a  private hospital pharmacy, unless it is one of the few drugs that are not sold over the counter, is inadvisable as there is a huge price mark up.

 

You can go directly to a specialist at any private hospital , no need for a GP referral.

 

It is not at all common to need regular calcium injections, what is the underlying diagnosis? Are you sure this is calcium and not one of the osteoporosis meds like Denosumab?

 

 

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On 10/20/2021 at 5:51 PM, Sheryl said:

The majority of medications can be bought at a pharmacy here without prescription. No need to see a doctor at all. Main exceptions are narcotics, steroids and some psychotropics.

 

Getting medications at a  private hospital pharmacy, unless it is one of the few drugs that are not sold over the counter, is inadvisable as there is a huge price mark up.

 

You can go directly to a specialist at any private hospital , no need for a GP referral.

 

It is not at all common to need regular calcium injections, what is the underlying diagnosis? Are you sure this is calcium and not one of the osteoporosis meds like Denosumab?

 

 

Yes, it's for osteo, in my case Prolia.

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2 hours ago, Albaby said:

Yes, it's for osteo, in my case Prolia.

OK, that is not Calcium.  Though its action is to help bone retain calcium, it is an altogether different substance.

 

It is available in Thailand, though expensive (probably not cheap in Malaysia either).

 

You would have to get it at a hospital and probably need to see an endocrinologist for it (not hard to do, doesn't need a referral).  Once you have done that, had a consultation (bring your records etc) easy to set up 6 monthly appointments. Though you might be required to see the doctor each time.

 

The wholesale drug cost would be similar to Malaysia or maybe a bit higher (I don't know if Malaysia has an import tariff on imported pharmaceuticals, but Thailand does). The private hospital mark-up might be more,  and I am not sure you can get this at a government hospital (though can try- chances are better at large teaching hospitals, unlikely at smaller provincial hospitals).

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1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

OK, that is not Calcium.  Though its action is to help bone retain calcium, it is an altogether different substance.

 

It is available in Thailand, though expensive (probably not cheap in Malaysia either).

 

You would have to get it at a hospital and probably need to see an endocrinologist for it (not hard to do, doesn't need a referral).  Once you have done that, had a consultation (bring your records etc) easy to set up 6 monthly appointments. Though you might be required to see the doctor each time.

 

The wholesale drug cost would be similar to Malaysia or maybe a bit higher (I don't know if Malaysia has an import tariff on imported pharmaceuticals, but Thailand does). The private hospital mark-up might be more,  and I am not sure you can get this at a government hospital (though can try- chances are better at large teaching hospitals, unlikely at smaller provincial hospitals).

Cheers,  Thanks for taking the time.

Al

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On 10/20/2021 at 2:51 PM, Sheryl said:

The majority of medications can be bought at a pharmacy here without prescription. No need to see a doctor at all. Main exceptions are narcotics, steroids and some psychotropics.

 

Getting medications at a  private hospital pharmacy, unless it is one of the few drugs that are not sold over the counter, is inadvisable as there is a huge price mark up.

 

You can go directly to a specialist at any private hospital , no need for a GP referral.

 

It is not at all common to need regular calcium injections, what is the underlying diagnosis? Are you sure this is calcium and not one of the osteoporosis meds like Denosumab?

 

 

 

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I was diagnosed  with Advanced Osteoporosis a few years ago, so 6 monthly injection and daily calcium Tabs.  Ex police PTSD needing a tablet for stability in that end! Thanks for your input! 

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On 10/22/2021 at 1:37 PM, lopburi3 said:

One year ago the cost for a Prolia 60mg injection at a major Bangkok hospital was 16,000 baht.

I second this, my grandma also have to take a shot every 6 month at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
 

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