Painless path to finding favourite remedies

At first glance a French pharmacy looks full of strange, unknown remedies, but in fact many are very familiar if you just know what to ask for.

A money-saving essential is always to ask for the generic drug using the phrase, “le générique le moins cher, svp”, which can save you up to 50%.
If you do not know the French equivalent of a UK remedy, show the pharmacist an empty package and ask them to look up a French product with the same active ingredient: “Est-ce qu’il existe un produit en France qui contient la même molécule, svp?”
Very often an equivalent is speedily found and if it is not in stock they can usually get it in for the next morning.
One British standby is not available – TCP, which ironically is made in France. There is no single French remedy with so many uses so you
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