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Pharmacies are recognizable by a red or green cross outside the shop.

Pharmacists can give advice and sell over the counter medication but they cannot distribute prescription medications without a doctor's authorization.

If you take prescription medicine on a regular basis, it is advisable to ask your doctor in your home country for the generic name of the medicine as brands vary from country to country.

Otherwise, you should bring an adequate supply for your stay.

Pharmacies are open during normal shopping hours and there is always one pharmacy in the area open 24 hours.