7 Useful Medicines You Can Find in Japan!
must buy drugstore medicines in Japan
1. Ryukakusan Direct (龍角散ダイレクト)
Ryukakusan is throat lozenges commonly sold in Japan, but this upgraded powder version “Ryukakusan Direct” seemingly more effective to throats. Available with 2 different flavours: mint, peach, and tablet version in mango flavour.
2. Sante Medical 12 (サンテメディカル12)
Eyestrain is a very common symptom in modern days, and Japan produces lots of eye drops for it. Out of 100s, my recommendation is this Sante Medial 12, which is slightly pricey than others but really effective. The drop contains 12 different active ingredients which will ease the strength on eyes.
3. PAIR (ペア)
PAIR is an acne treatment cream, especially for adult skins. The cream has moist but light texture, which is perfect for daily use.
4. Sakamukea (サカムケア)
Very useful “liquid bandage” for small cuts or scratch. The transparent liquid bandage is light, dries quickly and stay on the place even in water.
5. Konaien Patch (口内炎パッチ)
Mouth ulcer could be more annoying than anything.. Konaien patch cures an ulcer effectively by sticking it directly on the diseased part.
6. Kurokyua (クロキュア)
Kurokyua is a special cream for blackheads and old hard skin on your body, removing old cuticle and helping to reproduce new skin.
7. Jueki Sheet (樹液シート)
Foot care sheets are best way to relax your tired feet. Various kinds are sold but I have picked a new products which contains hyaluronic acid and shea butter, great for both relaxing and treatment.
These medicines can be found in most of drugstores or chemists in Japan. If you have any sort of similar symptoms, try these first!
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