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Travelers should also be aware of differences in access and quality to pharmaceuticals in Ecuador. The State Department notes:
Pharmacies are readily available in any city; however, you might find that the availability of some medications is sporadic, and formulations and brand names will differ from products available in the United States. Narcotics and tranquilizers are extremely limited in availability. Pharmacists sometimes dispense medications without requesting a prescription. These individuals may have little training and often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Consider any advice from them accordingly. Folk healers and traditional markets in some parts of the country offer herbal and folk remedies. You should exercise caution when exploring these remedies, as the formulations can be questionable and some components may interact with other prescription medications. Read more…
Medical care and access to prescription drugs is only one part of your well-being while in Ecuador. Check with your insurance provider prior to your departure to understand if your insurance coverage extends overseas.
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