Most prescription medications in Ecuador are available and far more affordable than the same brands in the United States. You will also have access to some medications that aren’t available in the US, while some medications that require a prescription in the US are sold over-the-counter in Ecuador.
If you are concerned about the availability of specific prescription medications in Ecuador, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a general practitioner during your exploratory trip to ask him or her about them. You can expect to pay $25 to $35 for an appointment with a doctor if you don’t have Ecuadorian health insurance.
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