7 Must Buy Medicines at Japanese Drugstores

Must have drugstore medicines in Japan

Are you worried about getting ill while travelling in Japan?? Yes, it is scary and we don’t wanna ruin the trip because of it. But if the conditions are not very serious, it can be cured with the medicines on markets. However, another thing which might worry you is that once you enter a pharmacy or drugstore, you have no idea which medicine to choose cos they are all written in Japanese and shop assistants don’t speak English.. To avoid this kind of awful case, it’s better to remember some of Japanese essential medicines for common illnesses.

I’m going to introduce 7 essentials for different symptoms!


1. Bufferin (バファリン) for Headache

Best selling medicine in Japan. Bufferin is a general pain killer which eases your pain quickly.

2. Seirogan (正露丸) for Stomachache

Because you don’t wanna spend all day in a bathroom when you travel. This is a quick resolution for runny stomach.

3. Pabron (パブロン) for Cold

This is effective for common cold symptoms like runny nose, sorethroat, cough, etc, to put them off before get worse.

4. Pansiron (パンシロン) for Upset stomach

Sometimes we enjoy too much of food and drinks because we want to taste the local flavour as much as we can while travelling. Treat your stomach with this one if your stomach is upset next morning.

5. Heparize (ヘパリーゼ) Before Night-out

This is a true life savor for preventing from hangover. Drink this before you start boozing to stimulate your liver function!

6. Chocola BB (チョコラBB) for Rough skin

It’s not chocolate.. it’s quite opposite! The essential tablet for girls. This Vitamin B2 tablet is very effective when you have pimples or a mouth ulcer.

7. Vantelin (バンテリン) for Muscle pain

Your body muscle can get exhausted when you travel all day but not much time to rest. This Vantelin gel work pretty quick to heal your muscle pain.