In general, prescriptions are becoming more and more important, but many medicines are still available over the counter,for example the contraception pill is something you can just go in and ask for. However, there has recently been a crackdown on antibiotics and prescriptions are now strictly required for antibiotics. Many of the medications might be the generic form and are often made in India. Check with a doctor about certain medications you are on and if they are the same formulations as you are used to.
460 Union Pl, Colombo 02 | Opening Hours: 7am-11pm | 0112 692 532
This chain stocks a good range of medical products, many of which can be hard to find elsewhere. It is rather chaotic but good. We have included the details for their largest store, but they have others dotted about.
139 A Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07 | 0114 737 255
They are the best of the pharmacies; very clean, organised and have a very fantastic range of products including beauty, vitamin supplements and specialist equipment. You can also order online from them. We have included the details for their largest store, but they have others as well, for example a well stocked one on LG level of the One Galle Face Mall.