Where to buy Viagra and Levitra in Thailand

I guess it’s pretty well known that Thailand is a country where what would be called “controlled drugs” in places like America are sold over the counter to anyone who asks for them. The Thai pharmacies go out of their way to inform anyone who isn’t aware. A pharmacy on Sukhumvit near Koreatown has had a big sign out front for years that says, in English, “Buy medicine here without prescription!”

Thailand isn’t different from most countries in Southeast Asia in this regard. Medicine can also be bought over the counter in Cambodia and Vietnam by simply asking. Apparently that’s not technically allowed in Vietnam, but pharmacies do it anyway, because “everyone else is doing it.”

Antibiotics and such can also be purchased over the counter in the Philippines. The prices seem to be a little higher than they are in mainland Southeast Asia though, and they have an odd system where you take a number to get your medicine filled, then take it somewhere else to pay. A whole bunch of people are involved in a process that somehow works fine with just one person in other countries.

There are reasons that drugs are controlled in developed countries. Some are reasonable, like trying to prevent the development of resistance. I don’t know how well that can work in the age of international travel. Resistance is becoming common in the lesser developed countries and people from those places come in contact with other people and travel all over the world.

Some reasons don’t seem to make as much sense. Outlawing weed seems pretty stupid to me even though I’m not a pot head. And Japan has crazy restrictions on medicine. A friend of mine who works in dermatology told me they can’t even buy certain dandruff shampoos there.

I don’t make the laws and I’m not a doctor. I wouldn’t tell anyone to buy any medicine without the advice of a doctor. I might tell some people to be careful of a doctor’s advice though. I’ve known people who have run into major problems after following doctor’s orders. I guess you have to figure out what you want to do. Don’t look to bloggers like me for advice.

I just tell it like I see it. One thing I’ve seen is that erection medicine like Viagra and Levitra are not sold over the counter in Thailand, even though antibiotics are. I guess there are some controlled medicines in Thailand and those that make your prick stand up at attention are included in the list. Maybe there is a good reason for that. There are always stories in the papers about foreigners taking those kinds of pills and having heart attacks. They couldn’t handle the ups or downs.

So how do people buy these medicines? Most farang probably pick them up in the street. The night market set up on the sides of lower Sukhumvit every night is filled with guys selling generic Viagra and various creams along with their big dildos and vibrators. The restrictions on these things have forced the out of the stores and into the streets. It’s the same thing that happens with prostitution bans. People still want it, so it just moves into underground channels. I don’t know how underground tables in a public market are, but you get the point. The biggest problem with the street sales is that they are totally unregulated. No one knows what they are actually getting. I guess it’s not so different from the pharmacies though.

Boots and Watson probably sell the real stuff in Thailand. Some of the mom and pop shops might sell anything though. In Cambodia family pharmacies often store Indian generics in glass display cases in the hot sun. A lot of times the stuff is even expired. I don’t like the looks of a lot of dusty open pharmacies in Ho Chi Minh City either.

Some pharmacies in Thailand are also in on the unofficial game. In the tourist and farang heavy areas of Pattaya there are tons of pharmacists who will sell erectile dysfunction medicine over the table. I guess they can’t pass up the opportunity to make a buck. They usually have real Viagra and the generic stuff. When it comes to Levitra they only have the real stuff, if they have it at all. Real Levitra comes in a box with a Bayer stamp.

In Bangkok, most pharmacies seem to follow the rules. One exception is a pharmacy located near the wold famous Nana Plaza go go bar complex. This place sees all kinds. At night there are ladyboy streetwalkers standing out front. In the mornings you can see regretful looking guys and girls coming in to get pills for everything from drippy dick to broken condom accidents. This isn’t the stuff they put on the travel brochures, but it’s all too real.

This pharmacy is easy to find. It located right on Sukhumvit just around the corner from Soi 4. At the corner of Soi 4 and Sukhumvit there is a tourist store that sells suitcases and souvenirs. The pharmacy is next door.

The official and legal way to get cock hardening pills in Thailand is to make an appointment with a doctor who can write a prescription. This is pretty easy to do. Apparently a lot of pharmacies don’t carry Levitra but most of them have Viagra or a generic equivalent. The hospitals have full assortments if they are real. They make more money by writing the prescription and selling the pills.

Famous hospitals like Bumrungrad have urology sections and allow appointments to be booked online. You can go in and talk to a doctor who will write a prescription that can be filled right on the grounds. Some other hospitals don’t even require an appointment. I emailed two hospitals in Chiang Mai and asked them about getting Levitra. They gave me the price and told me to come and get it.

In the official and unofficial places the price for Levitra is around 800 Baht for four 20 milligram tablets. That seems to be about the same price that the official avenues charge. It’s a lot of money but probably less than the prices in America. In America, Europe and other places though people get the advantage of discussing things with someone who has studied medicine and passed any necessary tests.

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