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What medicine can I buy if I get sick or injured?

Need Aspirin in Japan

Japanese Version of Pain Medication

Bufarin is a type of aspirin that works very well as a pain killer. It wil help you with a headache, fever, or any pain in general. It is one of the most popular medicines and is available at any pharmacy. Just ask for Ba fa rin. The pharmacist should be able to understand.
In comparison to in the States, rules to sell different types of medicines are stricter in Japan. There are many US medicines that are banned in Japan. Since the rules are stricter, Japanese medicines tend to weaker and so severe side effects are very rare. You should always do some research about a medicine before you take it but you shouldn't have to worry about severe side effects in japan.

by GenS

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