Pharmacies are recognized by their green neon cross outside, which will be lit when the shop is open. They are not general service shops. All products have to do with health, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicine, skin preparations, suntan lotions, and tooth brushes. Most also carry homeopathic remedies.
Pharmacists are highly trained and extremely knowledgeable about medications, of which there are many, since French physicians tend to medicate heavily. You can feel very comfortable asking advice on minor ailments and illnesses from your local pharmacy as they will be able to recommend reliable and appropriate treatment. They can also perform emergency first aid and recommend doctors. All medication is kept behind the counter, so be prepared to ask for what you need whether it is a head-ache pill, allergy remedy, or box of band-aides.
The pharmacy in each neighborhood should display a placard indicating the nearest night and Sunday pharmacy. On a case-by-case basis, they may honor prescriptions from foreign doctors but this is very uncertain.
|Pharmacy Swann||6, rue de Castiglione 75001 01.42.60.72.96||English/American prescriptions and equivalent French dosages|
|Pharmacie Anglaise des Champs-Elysees||62 avenue des Champs-Elysees 75008
|American and British pharmaceuticals and French equivalents. Open daily until midnight.|
|Pharmacie Dehry||84 avenue des Champs-Elysees 75008
|Open 24 hours. English-speaking staff.|
|Publicis Drugstore||133 avenue des Champs-Elysees 75008
|Open 24 hours. All pharmacists are bilingual and speak about 10 languages between them all.|
|Pharmacie Europeenne||6, place de Clichy 75009
|Open 24 hours.|
|British-American Pharmacy||1 rue Auber 75009
|British and American products.|
|Pharmacie des Arts||106 boulevard du Montparnasse 75014
|English-speaking pharmacists. Open until midnight; Sunday until 10pm.|
|Anglo-American Pharmacy||37 Avenue Marceau 75016
|Pharmacie de la Place de la Republique||5 Place Republique 75003
|Staff speaks English, Arabic and Mandarin.|
|Pharmacie de la Porte Maillot||68 Avenue de la Grande Armée 75017
|Open 24 hours|