Prescription Medicines and Over The Counter drugs, vitamins and supplements at Caribbean Prices
Philipsburg Pharmacy is located in the island’s Dutch side capital of Philipsburg, close to the Dr. AC Wathey Cruise Port and serves the people of St Maarten and the visitors to our island.
For your convenience our opening times are Monday thru Friday from 7:30am until 7:00pm; Saturdays from 9:00am until 5:00pm and Sundays from 10:00am until Noon.
We are located at the eastern point of the capital town of Philipsburg, within easy walking distance to and from St. Maarten’s Cruise Port, while there is convenient free parking next to the Pharmacy. We also operate a delivery service.
We offer an extensive listing of Prescription Medicines we can fill with your prescription, as well as a wide selection of Over the Counter (OTC) drugs and medications.
Our Drugstore section features the best products to protect your body against sun damage and relief, as well as skin care and beauty products, wellness products, natural supplements, vitamins and much more.
If you have any questions, feel free to visit us at the pharmacy or contact us.
Philipsburg Pharmacy services include 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.
At St MaartenPhilipsburg Pharmacy, we offer quality brand name prescription medications and general health and wellness products at affordable prices. Promoting health and wellness stands tall in our mission statement.
Prevention is always better than treatment. For our customer’s convenience, we’re located in the heart of Dutch Sint Maarten’s capital town Philipsburg, a short walking distance from Great Bay, where cruise ship visitors arrive for their day on the Friendly Island. Pharmacist Drs. Dick Luttekes is a much publicized healthcare professional assisted by two other licensed pharmacists and a very trained, professional and friendly pharmacy staff.
Operating in conformity with the United States FDA requirements and the laws and regulations of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Philipsburg Pharmacy in St Maarten offers a lower cost – same effectiveness alternative to those who pay brand name prices for their medications in the US. In a medical environment where it becomes increasingly prohibitive to fit proper medications into the household budgets of many, we provide approved and equally effective alternatives that won’t break the bank.
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