Usually there will be a pharmacy very close to the hospital that is responsible for filling all the hospital prescriptions. Ask at the reception desk where it is.
Getting a prescription filled in Japan is just like getting one filled anywhere else on the world. Just present your prescription and Health Insurance card to the cashier and after about 10 minutes your large package of drugs will be ready.
Japanese drugs are usually prescribed to treat just one symptom of your illness. If you have the 'flu, for example, you'll get:
And they're often not pills either. Japanese drugs come in powder form in small plastic pockets. To take one, you are supposed to pour the powder into your mouth and wash it down with some water.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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