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#1 Justin Sane

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

Is it possible to get over the counter sleeping pills in LOS? I not looking for the strong prescription kind. The ones I use are available at any drug store in America called Diphenhydramine HCL. A bottle of 250 25mg pills cost about 10 dollars. Is this same sleeping pill available at a pharmacy in Thailand?


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#2 Tony Soprano

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

I just use valiums in LOS and they work fine for me. I know they aren't really sleeping pills. Used to use Zanax there but I don't think it's sold in LOS anymore. Or it's harder to find. I call my doctor before I leave and he phones in a prescription of what I ask for to sleep on the long flight over.

Edit: is there a more common name for that drug?,

Edited by Tony Soprano, 19 August 2014 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:23 PM

Justin & Tony

 

For Valium its Diazepam as for Xanax, I've enquired about it in the past at Pharmacies in LOS, they didn't know what it was.  Not sure if there is a generic equivalent on the market due to patent laws etc.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:59 PM

I have had good luck with any of the "nighttime" or "PM" pain relievers that include a sleep aid. Unless I want to be lethargic for half the day (or need to sleep without waking) I only use a half dosage. The Motrin PM I have currently uses the same basic sleep aid you mentioned Justin.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:34 PM

Diphenhydramine HCL is Benadryl, an antihistamine that makes you sleepy. I also use it from time to time as a sleep aid. The only downside is that I wake up groggy and slow, if I get less than 8 solid hours.

 

I prefer half a Xanax - .5 mg. Works wonders and I wake up alert and fresh. I use it on long flights to make the time go by :)

 

Oh - Xanax is "alprazolam".


Edited by fusion22, 19 August 2014 - 06:37 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

Justin & Tony
 
For Valium its Diazepam as for Xanax, I've enquired about it in the past at Pharmacies in LOS, they didn't know what it was.  Not sure if there is a generic equivalent on the market due to patent laws etc.


You can get Xanax in some pharmacies in pattaya the one I used is the one next door to pook swan at 700 baht for 10 pricy but black market aren't the so your going to pay more another pharmacy on 13/1 does them aswel I believe.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

I just use valiums in LOS and they work fine for me. I know they aren't really sleeping pills. Used to use Zanax there but I don't think it's sold in LOS anymore. Or it's harder to find. I call my doctor before I leave and he phones in a prescription of what I ask for to sleep on the long flight over.
Edit: is there a more common name for that drug?,

You can walk into a doctors in USA and ask for benzos for a long haul flight? god their a nightmare to get off a GP in the UK.

Edited by Gympy01, 19 August 2014 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:33 PM

Justin & Tony

For Valium its Diazepam as for Xanax, I've enquired about it in the past at Pharmacies in LOS, they didn't know what it was. Not sure if there is a generic equivalent on the market due to patent laws etc.


When I got Zanax in LOS it was called Xiemed or something close to that. Little pharmacy on Soi 6/1 that's barely bigger than a phone booth used to have it

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

You can walk into a doctors in USA and ask for benzos for a long haul flight? god their a nightmare to get off a GP in the UK.


My regular doctor gets them for me. He knows how long the flight is from Atlanta to BKK. When I got back from last trip to LOS and asked to get tested for all STD's, he laughed a lot. Russian guy. Good sense of humor though

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

I think Valium and Xanax will be too strong for me, not to mention the risk of causing addiction. If I take one Diphenhydramine HCL pill, I can get a full nights rest, but the slightest sound can still wake me up, so I don't have to worry about sleeping through my alarm clock. Plus I wake up in the morning well rested, not still tired. I'm living in Asia, so I can't find any Diphenhydramine HCL here, I was hoping there might be some in Thailand.  



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:54 PM

A strong antihistamine will get you off to sleep and not leave you doped-up in the morning.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

My recommendations for sleep assistance (especially when flying) would be:

 

- Histatab (antihistamine), low power. Over the counter in Thailand priced at B20 for 100 tabs.

- Night Nurse (Cold & Flu capsules), medium power. Behind the counter in UK pharmacies, no prescription required.

- Temazepam, sleeping tablet prescription only in UK. Available over the counter in Thai pharmacies.

 

I often take a Valium (Diazepam) before travelling too, just to smooth the journey. Prescription only in UK but available over the counter in (some) Thai pharmacies, not all.

 

 

I'm definitely no pharmacist but the above work for me.

 

Edit: Say aaah!


Edited by dixon cox, 20 August 2014 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

I usually use the Pharmacy in Buakhow to get my travel fix of Alphrazolam/Xiemed/Zanax at 18 Bt per tab.

 

Since it’s become illegal to sell without prescription in LoS I never bothered asking on my trip a few weeks back.  :ph34r:

 

But if anyone knows where I can... :)



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

Are you looking for long term or short term sleeping tablet use?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:43 AM

I think most of us are looking for the short term...flights etc.

 

A supply of 50 usually lasts me over a year.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:55 AM

I usually use the Pharmacy in Buakhow to get my travel fix of Alphrazolam/Xiemed/Zanax at 18 Bt per tab.
 
Since it’s become illegal to sell without prescription in LoS I never bothered asking on my trip a few weeks back.  :ph34r:
 
But if anyone knows where I can... :)


I see they've bumped the price up to 70 baht per tab now you need a PX well in the pharmacy I used anyway.

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:51 AM

I've just found a clinic in Pattaya where you can buy sleeping tablets over the counter, no prescription needed. It is one of these medical clinics where you can go for HIV testing etc. It's on Central Pattaya rd, say if you're coming down Soi Buakhao and you come to the end, Lengkee restaurant will be on your left, well you take a right and it's less than a 5 minute walk down the street. Just got some there, Alprazolam (xanax), 50 thb a tablet. No questions asked, nothing, they actually have it on their front window, 'sleeping tablets', so obviously they can't be doing anything illegal.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 10:09 AM

So obviously they can't be doing anything illegal.

 

Apart from selling it at 3 times the price.  :angry:


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:07 AM

 Just got some there, Alprazolam (xanax), 50 thb a tablet. No questions asked, nothing, they actually have it on their front window, 'sleeping tablets', so obviously they can't be doing anything illegal.

 

Lol.



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 05:52 AM

Xanax is available in Thailand, but like many places they have tightened up on supply as it's supposedly one of the most abused and addictive of the benzodiazepines. So you can only legally get it in clinics and on a prescription. You may be lucky and find a pharmacy that has an illicit supply, but often this is limited.

 

It's just been made a lot harder to get in Australia, reclassified as a Schedule 8 drug. Many GP's will not prescribe it, needs specialist referral, max number of pills allowed etc.

 

Having said that, in Thailand all you need to do is just visit a clinic - they'll prescribe anything you want.


Edited by thehawk, 05 October 2014 - 05:53 AM.



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