6 Medicines to Buy in Japanese Convenience Stores

In recent years, 24 hour convenience stores have made medicines available for purchase. Here are some effective medicines, such as for colds or eye drops, that you can buy.



1. Yunker Kote Granules (Nutritional supplement) 

This nutritional supplement uses royal jelly, a nutritional supplement that helps with fevers, and botanical ingredients like carrots to create a nutritionally balanced combination. If you drink it before bed, it will help get rid of your sluggishness so that you can spend the next day in great condition. 1 packet is 200 yen, 6 is 1200 yen, and 16 is 2950 yen. 

Effects: Nutritional supplement that helps with exhaustion from fevers, fatigue, recovering during and after an illness, loss of appetite, malnutrition, breast-feeding, and more. Helps with weak constitutions. 

HP: www.sato-pharmaceutical.com/

HP: www.sato-seiyaku.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

2. Lopera Mac Satto (Anti-diarrheal medicine)

Lopera Mac Satto is an effective medicine for diarrhea, as it helps the gut muscles relax and contract easier to relieve the diarrhea. 950 yen for 6 tables. 

Effects: Helps with diarrhea that comes from eating or drinking too much as well as getting too chilled when sleeping.

HP: www.sato-pharmaceutical.com/

HP: www.sato-pharmaceutical.com/index_j.html (Japanese Only)

3. Ruru Attack EX (Cold medicine) 

Ruru Attack EX works to help sore throats and other cold symptoms. 12 tablets go for 1200 yen, 18 for 1600 yen, and 24 for 2000 yen.

Effects: Helps relieve cold symptoms such as sore throat, fever, chills, headache, runny nose, stuffed nose, sneezing, coughing, mucus,  joint pain, and muscle pain.

HP: www.daiichisankyo-hc.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

4. Pabulon Gold A (Cold medicine) 

Pabulon Gold A also helps relieve cold symptoms. It comes in packets of 44 or 28, and the 28 is 1700 yen. It's made of a combination of a fever analgesic, antihistamine, as well as vitamins B1 and B2 that are helpful in fighting fevers.

Effects: Helps relieve cold symptoms like coughing, mucus, sore throat, sneezes, runny nose, stuffed nose, chills, fevers, headache, joint and muscle pain.

HP: www.taisho.co.jp/en/

HP: www.taisho.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

5. Arinamin A (for fatigue)

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Arinamin A works to help with fatigue, so it's good to take when you feel sluggish or heavy throughout your regular daily routine. It's made with vitamins B2 and B6 as well as the three major nutrients (fats, proteins, and sugar) to give you that boost of energy you need quickly.

HP: alinamin.jp/alinamin-a/ (Japanese Only)

6. Shin-Roto Dryaid EX (eye drops)

Shin-Roto Dryaid EX is ultra-viscous eye medicine that works for tired or itchy eyes. The thick medicinal liquid helps lubricate the tear ducts and gently evaporates the eye's dryness. 

Effects: Supports the tear ducts, helps with dry eyes, itchy eyes, tired eyes, discharge, and discomfort stemming from wearing hard contact lenses. 

HP: www.rohto.co.jp/global/

HP: jp.rohto.com/learn-more/cn-products/ (中文)

HP: www.rohto.co.jp/?_ga=1.45979364.1358574940.1462604038 (Japanese Only)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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