Complete Guide to Buying Japaneses Medicine in Japan

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Hi, it’s Yohji.
Do you have any problems living in Japan because you can’t read kanji? You don’t speak much English, so you feel anxious when you get sick.

In this article, I will introduce the types of medicines explained in Kanji and how to take them in English. I also have a link so that you can buy everything on Amazon, so it is recommended that you purchase it in advance in case you get sick.

※Do not drink alcohol before/after taking this medicine

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By the way, in Japan, medicines are classified according to their efficacy and strength of side effects.
The first-class medicines have the highest efficacy, and the third-class medicines have the mildest efficacy and mild side effects.

If you want to buy a first-class drug on Amazon, you need to take an unusual procedure, so please refer to the topic at the end of the article.

Then I will introduce it immediately!

Contents

Antipyretic analgesics(解熱鎮痛薬 / げねつ ちんつうやく)

LOXONIN S PREMIUM

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It is the most famous antipyretic analgesic in Japan. I have got it too, it works immediately. It is also recommended for painful pain and headaches.

  • Product name … 【Designated first-class pharmaceutical products】LOXONIN S PREMIUM 12 tablets
  • Indication … Fever, headache, menstrual cramps, back pain
  • Dosage … 2 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Sleepiness may occur.
    Take 2 tablet not more than 2 times a day with an interval of at least 4 hours between doses.
    If possible, avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Pregnant women who are expected to given birth within 12 weeks.
    This medicine should not be taken together with any other antipyretics/analgesics, cold medicine, sedatives.

EVE A錠 / EVE A tablet

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It is a well-known painkiller in Japan.

  • Product name …【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 EVE A 36 tablets
  • Indication … Fever, headache, menstrual cramps, back pain
  • Dosage … 2 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … 3 times a day within 30 minutes after eating.
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Sleepiness may occur.
    Take 2 tablet not more than 3 times a day with an interval of at least 4 hours between doses.
    If possible, avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Pregnant women who are expected to given birth within 12 weeks.
    This medicine should not be taken together with any other antipyretics/analgesics, cold medicine, sedatives.

EVE

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It has the same effect as EVE A錠, but it does not contain any ingredients that make you sleepy.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 EVE 36 tablets
  • Indication …Fever, headache, menstrual cramps, back pain
  • Dosage … 2 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Take 2 tablet not more than 3 times a day with an interval of at least 4 hours between doses.
    If possible, avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Pregnant women who are expected to given birth within 12 weeks.
    This medicine should not be taken together with any other antipyretics/analgesics, cold medicine, sedatives.

BUFFERIN for children

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It is an antipyretic analgesic that even children can take

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 BUFFERIN for children CII 48 tablets
  • Indication …Fever, headache
  • Dosage … 3 tablets at once for 3 to 7 years old
         4 tablets at once for 7-11 years old
         6 tablets at once for 11-14 years old
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Take 2 tablet not more than 3 times a day with an interval of at least 4 hours between doses.
    If possible, avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach.
  • When not to use the product … This medicine should not be taken together with any other antipyretics/analgesics, cold medicine, sedatives.
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Cold Remedies(風邪薬 / かぜぐすり)

エスタックEX NEO / STAC EX NEO

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It is effective for various symptoms of colds.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 STAC EX NEO 24 tablets
  • Indication …Fever due to a cold, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, cough, sputum
  • Dosage … 2 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Sleepiness may occur.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Pregnant women who are expected to given birth within 12 weeks.
    This medicine should not be taken together with any other antipyretics/analgesics, cold medicine, sedatives.

CONTACトリプルショット / CONTAC TRIPLE SHOT

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It is an over-the-counter cold remedy that is as famous in Japan as エスタック. Even children can take it.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 CONTAC Triple shot 36 capsule
  • Indication …Fever due to a cold, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, cough, sputum
  • Dosage … 1 tablets at once for 7 to 14 years old
    2 tablets at once for 15 years and over
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Sleepiness may occur.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 7 years old.
    Pregnant women who are expected to given birth within 12 weeks.
    This medicine should not be taken together with any other antipyretics/analgesics, cold medicine, sedatives.

Nasal Drops for Rhinitis(点鼻薬 / てんびやく) & Remedies for Rhinitis(鼻炎用内服薬 / びえんよう ないふくやく)

アレルカット EXc / ALLERCUT EXc

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This medicine works well for stuffy nose. After using this medicine, your nose will pass very well and you will have a good night’s sleep. I also use it.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 AG allercut EX 10ml
  • Indication … Runny nose or stuffy nose due to allergies
  • Dosage … 1 push to the nasal cavity at a time
  • When to take medicines … Every morning and every evening
  • Precautions … Use after blowing your nose. At the beginning of use, push until the chemical solution comes out.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 18 years old.

ナザールα AR / NAZAR α AR

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The effect is milder than the Allercut EXc. Recommended for those who do not have stuffy nose. Cannot be taken by children

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 NAZAL αAR 0.1% 10mL
  • Indication … Runny nose or stuffy nose due to allergies
  • Dosage … 1 push to the nasal cavity at a time
  • When to take medicines … Every morning and every evening
  • Precautions … Use after blowing your nose. At the beginning of use, push until the chemical solution comes out.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 18 years old.

アレグラFX / ALLEGRA FX

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It is not as immediate as a spray-type medicine, but it improves symptoms when taken continuously.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 ALLEGRA FX 56 capsule
  • Indication … Runny nose or stuffy nose due to allergies
  • Dosage … 2 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … Every morning and every evening
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Those who are breastfeeding.

アレジオン / ALESION

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It is a well-known drug that is effective against pollinosis, which is also used in TV commercials. You only have to take one tablet a day.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】ALESION20 24 tablets
  • Indication … Runny nose or stuffy nose due to allergies
  • Dosage … 1 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … At bedtime
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Those who are breastfeeding.

CONTAC 600PLUS for children

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Even children can take it.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 CONTAC 600PLUS for children 10 capsule
  • Indication … Runny nose or stuffy nose due to allergies
  • Dosage … 1 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … Every morning and every evening
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 7 years old.
    Those who are breastfeeding.
Phrases used at dental clinics in Japan

Anti-diarrheal medicine

ストッパ / Stoppa

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It can be taken by dissolving it in the mouth without water, so it can be taken anywhere, such as on a train and buses.

  • 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】Stoppa EX 24tablets
  • Indication … Sudden diarrhea
  • Dosage … 1 tablets at once. The limit is 3 times a day.
  • When to take medicines … When you are about to have a stool
  • How to take medicines … Melt in mouth and take
  • Precautions … Do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding, or avoid breastfeeding if you take this medicine.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.

ビオフェルミンS プラス / Biofermin S Plus

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By supplementing lactic acid bacteria, which are good bacteria, when the balance of intestinal bacteria is disturbed, it can be expected to have the effect of adjusting the environment of intestinal bacteria and adjusting the condition of the intestines.

  • 【Designated quasi-drugs】 Biofermin S Plus 130 tablets
  • Indication … Intestinal regulation, loose stools, constipation
  • Dosage … 2 tablets at once for 7 to 14 years old
    3 tablets at once for 15 years and over
  • When to take medicines … After each meal
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Nothing.
  • When not to use the product … Children under 5 years old.

Ophthalmic Medicines(目薬 / めぐすり)

V ロート PREMIUM / V ROHTO PREMIUM

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Speaking of eye drops, this company! Japanese people are products of companies that everyone knows

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】V ROHTO PREMIUM 15mL
  • Indication … Eye strain, haze, redness
  • Dosage … Use 1 to 2 drops of this medicine at a time
  • When to take medicines … 5 to 6 times a day
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Nothing

エーゼットA / AZ A

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For those who want reasonable eye drops.

  • Product name … 【Designated third-class pharmaceutical products】AZ A 10mL
  • Indication … Eye strain, haze, redness
  • Dosage … Use 1 to 2 drops of this medicine at a time
  • When to take medicines … 5 to 6 times a day
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Nothing

エーゼット アルファ / AZ α

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Unlike AZ A, it is effective against itching and redness of the eyes due to allergies.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 AZ α 12ml
  • Indication … Eye strain, haze, redness
  • Dosage … Use 1 to 2 drops of this medicine at a time
  • When to take medicines … 4 to 6 times a day
  • Precautions … Do not drive a vehicle or machinery when used in combination with nasal drops as it may cause drowsiness.
  • When not to use the product … Nothing

ロート アルガードブロックZ / ROHTO ALLGUARD CLEAR BLOCK Z

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Recommended for people with itchy eyes due to hay fever and allergies.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 ALLGUARD CLEAR BLOCK Z 13mL
  • Indication … Eye strain, haze, redness
  • Dosage … Use 1 to 2 drops of this medicine at a time
  • When to take medicines … 4 times a day
  • Precautions … Do not drive a vehicle or machinery when used in combination with nasal drops as it may cause drowsiness.
  • When not to use the product … Nothing

Gastrointestinal Medicines(胃薬 / いぐすり)

太田胃散 / OTA ISAN

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It is a famous stomach medicine that is also advertised on TV. After drinking, my stomach feels refreshed. And since it is divided into small bags, it can be carried around.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 OTA ISAN 48 Package
  • Indication … Hyperacidity, heartburn, feeling of discomfort in the stomach, feeling of fullness in the stomach, constricted feeling in the stomach (stomach heaviness)
  • Dosage … 1 package at once
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 7 years old.
    Those who are on dialysis treatment.

キャベジン コーワα / CABGIN KOWA α

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It smells a little peculiar, but it works well. I always have this medicine in my house.

  • Product name …【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 CABGIN KOWA α 300 tablets
  • Indication … Hyperacidity, heartburn, feeling of discomfort in the stomach, feeling of fullness in the stomach, constricted feeling in the stomach (stomach heaviness)
  • Dosage … 1 tablets at once for 8 to 14 years old
    2 tablets at once for 15 years and over
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 7 years old.
    Those who are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Motion sickness(酔い止め / よいどめ)

トラベルミン1 / Travelmin1

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You can take it immediately without water when you get motion sickness.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】Travelmin1 3 tablets
  • Indication … Motion sickness
  • Dosage … 1 tablets at once
  • When to take medicines … When necessary.
    To prevent motion sickness, take 30 minutes before boarding.
  • How to take medicines … Dissolve the tablet in the mouth and take
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Those who are breastfeeding or pregnant.

トラベルミン ファミリー / Travelmin for family (adult & child)

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This anti-motion sickness medicine can be taken from the age of 5, so you may want to buy it for your child’s excursion.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】 Travelmin for family Orange flavor 6 tablets
  • Indication … Motion sickness
  • Dosage … 1 tablets at once for 5 to 11 years old
    2 tablets at once for 15 years and over
  • When to take medicines … When necessary.
    To prevent motion sickness, take 30 minutes before boarding.
  • How to take medicines … Dissolve the tablet in the mouth and take
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 5 years old.
    Those who are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Sleeping medicine

ドリエルEX / DREWELL EX

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For those who want to go to bed early, the capsule type that melts quickly is recommended.

  • Product name … 【Designated second-class pharmaceutical products】DREWELL EX 6 capsule
  • Indication … Temporary insomnia
  • Dosage … 1 capsule at once
  • When to take medicines … When necessary.
    Take about 30 minutes before going to bed.
  • How to take medicines … Take with water or lukewarm water
  • Precautions … Nothing
  • When not to use the product … Children under 15 years old.
    Those who are breastfeeding or pregnant.
    This medicine should not be taken together with any other antipyretics/analgesics, cold medicine, sedatives.
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Pregnancy test(妊娠検査薬 / にんしん けんさやく)

ドゥーテスト / DoTEST

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Sorry. I’ve never used it, so I don’t know the features. Two red lines are positive, and one red line is negative.

・Product name … 【Designated second – class pharmaceutical products】 Do Test 2 Sticks


ウー・マン チェック / Woman check

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I’ve never used it too, so I don’t know the features. Two red lines are positive, and one red line is negative.

・Product name … 【Designated second – class pharmaceutical products】 Woman Check 2 Sticks

Others

熱(ねつ)さまシート / cooling gel sheet

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A gel with plenty of water absorbs heat firmly. Keep cooling the pasted part at minus 2 degrees for about 8 hours. It is characterized by the fact that it contains a cooling whelk and gradually works afterwards.

  • Product name … Hot Seat Cooling Sheets 12sheets
  • Indication … Fever due to colds and symptoms
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take … Use by pasting the gel surface on the forehead.
  • Precautions … Nothing.
  • When not to use the product … Nothing.

ムヒS / MUHI S

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Speaking of itching, this medicine. It is smooth and non-greasy. Contains no steroids.

  • Product name … 【Designated third – class pharmaceutical products】 MUHI S 2 Package
  • Indication … Insect bites. For itching and swelling of the skin.
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Apply to the affected area several times a day.
  • Precautions … Nothing.
  • When not to use the product … Nothing.

キンカン / KINKAN

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In Japan, this medicine is often used to stop itching caused by mosquito bites.

  • Product name … 【Designated second – class pharmaceutical products】 KINKAN 20ml
  • Indication … Insect bites. For itching and swelling of the skin.
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Apply to the affected area several times a day.
  • Precautions … Nothing.
  • When not to use the product … Nothing.

メンソレータム軟膏C / MENTHOLATUM Ointment C

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It works well for rhagades and rough skin. There are many fans of this product because of its smooth feel. Lip balm is also available.

  • Product name … 【Designated third – class pharmaceutical products】 MENTHOLATUM Ointment C 12g
  • Indication … Rhagades, cracks, chilblains, itching.
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Apply to the affected area several times a day.
  • Precautions … Nothing.
  • When not to use the product … Nothing.

atrix

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Atrix is a hand care brand that aims to achieve moist and beautiful hands. It deals with various skin problems such as dryness and rough skin. UV protection formula prevents stains and freckles from sunburns (SPF20/PA+)

  • Product name … atrix BEAUTY CHARGE PREMIUM 40g
  • Indication … Rhagades, cracks, chilblains, itching.
  • When to take medicines … When necessary
  • How to take medicines … Apply to the affected area several times a day.
  • Precautions … Nothing.
  • When not to use the product … Nothing.

糸(いと)ようじ / dental floss

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This product name has the same pronunciation as my name. haha

By using an interdental brush or dental floss after brushing your teeth, you can reduce the occurrence of tooth decay.

Procedures for purchasing first-class medicines on Amazon

Tap to the cashier and enter your age and gender.
Select the item as shown below.
Select an item and purchase as shown below.
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