Philipsburg Pharmacy carries a large selection of prescription medicine and drugs that treat most health issues. Please note that brandname medicines, as well as the more affordable generic medicines, approved both in Europe and North America, do require a valid doctor’s prescription.
If you are a short time visitor to our Caribbean destination, we suggest you take a copy of your original doctor prescription with you to present. In any case we are also connected to a Medical Clinic in the same building as the pharmacy, where you may obtain a new prescription if so needed.
If you think that we may not carry your specific prescription and you don’t want it to be replaced by a generic brand, just ask us by e-mail HERE.
Over the Counter Drugs and Medications
Drugs that are safe and effective for use by the general public without a prescription are defined as over the counter (OTC) drugs. These OTC drugs are often located on shelves in pharmacies with easy access by patients.
In the U.S., there are more than 80 classes of OTC drugs, ranging from allergy medicines to pain relievers to weight loss products.
A restricted class of OTC drugs also exists in the U.S. This restricted class includes drugs such as pseudoephedrine, emergency contraception, and some Schedule V controlled substances. These products, while considered OTC drugs, are kept behind the pharmacy counter and must be dispensed by a pharmacist, pursuant to proper identification, age verification, and patient education.
Over The Counter medications can carry risk. There is the possibility of side effects, drug or food interactions, or harm due to excessive doses. Patients should read the ‘Drug Facts’ label that is found on all OTC products. All consumers, including older patients, pregnant women, and parents of young children should always consult with their pharmacist or other licensed health care provider if they have additional questions concerning OTC drug use.
The Philipsburg Pharmacy carries a large number of over the counter medicine or OTC drugs that treat a large variety of health issues. If you don’t find your over the counter (otc) drugs just ask us by e-mail HERE .
If you’re visiting, we carry in our Philipsburg Pharmacy all you may need to spend a good time on St Maarten : sunglasses, sun lotion to protect yourself and your kids from the sun, vitamins, supplements, diet products, health food and baby products, as well as an extensive selection of beauty products for every skin and hair type.