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Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

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Kisumu, Kenya
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Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Can anyone recommend a chemist in Nairobi that sells OTC med's from the states? Stuff like NyQuil or Zicam.

I know it's a long shot but it seems like new stuff is available all the time.

Thanks!

Nairobi, Kenya
Destination Expert
for Kenya
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reviews: 150
1. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Not sure if you can get these here, but try an Chemist in a large mall. If they don;t have it, they can either get it for you, or recommend an alternative.

Kisumu, Kenya
posts: 34
reviews: 27
2. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Thanks! I will give it a try.

Somerset
Destination Expert
for Mombasa, Diani Beach, Kenya
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3. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Be careful as there are a lot of fake medicines being sold. Take a supply from home perhaps? I usually buy a local medication in Nakumatt called Cold Cap. They work fine for me.

nyc
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4. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Why can't you take what you need from home?

Liquids over 3/oz just have to be securely packed in your checked bag. Though I'd pour at least 3/oz in separate bottle to take in your carryon bag. Tablets of any kind, i.e., your malaria meds shouldn't be any problem, as they can be packed in your carryon bag.

Kisumu, Kenya
posts: 34
reviews: 27
5. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Hey Sandi... I live in Kenya. Burned thru all my cold meds with a few bouts of sickness and trying to figure out how to replace them. i can get friends to carry them from the states but don't have anyone coming over soon.

thanks tho. good idea if i were on a short term trip.

Kisumu, Kenya
posts: 34
reviews: 27
6. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Thanks. Will try cold cap. I have taken a few rounds of Kenyan meds and it has not been good. Wishing I had brought a LOT more in this time.

I'm surprised by the stuff I find in Nairobi these days. Was hoping some OTC stuff had made it in.

Nairobi, Kenya
Destination Expert
for Kenya
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7. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

Try Day & Night Nurse. Works wonders for me.

nyc
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8. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

clara-nc - thanks for clarifying!

9. Re: Anywhere I can buy American OTC cold medicines in Nairobi?

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