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Over-the-counter / drug store

Buying medicine in a foreign country can be intimidating at best, downright scary at worst. We’ve got a comprehensive list of the most common over-the-counter drugs you can buy at any drug store in Japan, complete with pictures, ingredients, and instructions all in English.

Use our website at the store to help you locate what you’re looking for, or show a shop clerk the picture so they can find it for you. Most of these products can even be bought on Amazon Japan to make it even easier for you.

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