Such a system ensures that during crucial moments you will always to find one open pharmacy in your neighborhood, for example, should you run out of baby formula on a Sunday, or find yourself in need of headache medication at midnight.
Check the yellow pages for the İstanbul and Ankara pharmacy addresses.
Some useful Turkish words to be used in Pharmacies :
Cologne water: kolonya
Hot-water sack: buyot, sıcak su torbası
Hydrophilic cotton: pamuk
Hydrophilic fabric: sargı bezi
Ice bag: buz kesesi
Injection: iğne, zerk etme
Muscle injection: kaba ete iğne
Ocular: göz ilacı
Pomade: pomat, krem
Sanitary pad: hijyenik pet
Sanitary protection liner: günlük pet
Sedative: teskin edici
Somniferous: uyku ilacı
Talc powder: talk pudrası
Toothpaste: diş macunu
Under skin injection: deri altına iğne
Vein injection: damara iğne
Latest comments about this article
By beerlady 17.8.2005
For anyone needing special information from a chemist, I recommend the Sevgi Eczanesi behind the big PTT in Faith...Speaks English and trained in America and makes up lotions to suit your needs, and very very cheap... I thoroughly recommend him.
By YabanciAnne 6.3.2005
Good tip on the duty pharmacy hotline. Another useful source which requires less Turkish is http://eczane.tr.net. The site is in Turkish, but the form that you´ll need to fill out is self-explanatory (don´t bother with the ´semt´ field, it may skew your results).
By Corsa 20.1.2005
you may find the information I provide useful, since it saved me so much time and money by avoiding long drives to find a pharmacy on duty. The quickest way to find the pharmacy on duty in your neighborhood is to call 118 (Unknown numbers services). They do not speak english, yet they might be able to direct the call to someone that speaks. another possibility, if none of your friends speak turkish, is that you may ask your neighbor to make that phone call, ask about the exact location of the pharmacy and drive there directly in emergency situations. calling 118, asking for a pharmacy in duty in my neighborhood, then calling the pharmacy and directly ask about their address, driving directions, and whether they have that drug saved me a lot of time and efforts. I hope it helps to somebody one day.
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