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Healthcare question- would I be able to get my meds in Cambodia?

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Hi all:
I'm thinking of liviing in Cambodia for a couple of years. My question is, how is the healthcare in Cambodia, in particular, with respect to medication? I'm on an antidepressant (Lexapro) that I need to stay on when I'm here. Are fake drugs or difficulty in obtaining medication an issue in Cambodia?

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supermarbles wrote:Hi all:
I'm thinking of liviing in Cambodia for a couple of years. My question is, how is the healthcare in Cambodia, in particular, with respect to medication? I'm on an antidepressant (Lexapro) that I need to stay on when I'm here. Are fake drugs or difficulty in obtaining medication an issue in Cambodia?

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Honestly man, if you're needing to take an antidepressant then maybe moving to Cambodia would not be the wisest decision.

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That may be true, but I'm not letting it stop me. :) My question remains..
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supermarbles wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:49 pm That may be true, but I'm not letting it stop me. :) My question remains..
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Yes. Pretty much any medication can be ordered. Expect to pay a premium though often times $2-3 dollars a pill
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Don't be put off traveling or relocating due to your mental health, just make sure to pay extra attention and have some good safety nets in place so you can handle the added pressure. If you can get a routine of exercise and stick at it then that's always a good way to keep the demons at the door, my understanding from some internet research is that antidepressant medication can be difficult to get however given that it's Cambodia I imagine most things are possible. DISCLAIMER - I am not a medical professional and I am not recommending anything of the following - you can either stock up and hope you can get them through customs (original packaging with your name etc) or alternatively taper off them. Whilst alprazolam (Can get otc in most pharm) isn't an antidepressant it is a good anti-anxiety medication which may help in some cases with your depression/mental health, be warned though it can be highly addictive and give you a case of the I don't give a shits.

Personally I would speak with your doctor, explore the possibilities of having no access to antidepressants and see what options they recommend, alprazolam is the default name of Xanax. You can also consult with a Cambodian based qualified mental health doctor prior to moving if you can find one via the forum(There are threads knocking about), that might be a good option so at least prior to your arrival you know you've got a medical professional that you can consult with on a face to face basis (One less thing to worry about)

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supermarbles wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:18 pm Hi all:
I'm thinking of liviing in Cambodia for a couple of years. My question is, how is the healthcare in Cambodia, in particular, with respect to medication? I'm on an antidepressant (Lexapro) that I need to stay on when I'm here. Are fake drugs or difficulty in obtaining medication an issue in Cambodia?

Thanks,
Lexapro is an ssri and there are many different types of those, many of which are available but probably not brands you would now so ask for the ingredient or ask your doctor which other ssri's would e appropriate.
Different pharmacies importfrom differetn places. most have some generic indian crap for the locals and branded european medicine for us. Typically branded western meds run around $17-$20 a pck for the more common ones like valium, antibiotics and sleeping tabs. Rarer items may be considerably more expensive. you are NOT supposed to drink with most SSRI and quite a few, including yours, have dangerous interactions with other drugs so get the full info from your doc before you do anything
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Whe I came over to Asia in August, I brought a several months supply from the USA. I reupped in BKK at a higher price. I still need to find an inexpensive statin here as I am out. I will only buy meds in Asia that are made in Europe, Japan, USA and Thailand though.

If you need meds in Bangkok, there are two big pharmacies across from Chula Hospital on Rama IV 150 meters past the Sala Daeng/Silom stations, outbound side. Great selection and fair prices, for Thailand.
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the pharmacies I have dealt with would never sell fake drugs and are careful not to. I dont know about the availability of the one you are after tho.
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:oops:
Hey fellah,
This country has made hundreds of once solidly grounded ,together, Men ( & Women )into pathetic unhinged crazy nutjobs in a fee months. Men who were once sensible, educated ,balanced contributors to their communities have morphed into delusional, ,substance dependent destitute losers in a matter of several weeks here in Cambodia
Once physically & mentally strong characters with substantial finances in reserve have become homeless dishevelled freaks in an alarmingly brief period of time..
So yeah ,try your luck and migrate to Scambodia. Let's see if you can hack it and flourish here,Prove me wrong .
"The Truth ,The whole truth " & nothing but the T R U T H ,Galbelly for the Defense.🍇
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