Where to get insulin syringes

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Where to get insulin syringes

Post by m_right » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:27 am

Can anyone recommend a pharmacy where they have purchased insulin syringes in Hua Hin? Costs? If not I will bring with me when I return.
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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:08 pm

Are you talking about the pre-loaded syringes, or the type where you put cartridges into them?
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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by m_right » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:50 am

Generic syringes. No cartridges or spring loaded. 1/2 or 1 cc 5/16" 29 or 30Ga
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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:30 am

general rule about medical supplies--if in doubt bring them with you.

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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by Big Boy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:18 am

I would suggest that you go to the Express Clinic at Hua Hin Hospital, with evidence of your need. See a doctor, and get a proper prescription, which will be dispensed at the hospital pharmacy.

The pharmacy charges no more than any other pharmacy in town (the same can't be said for other hospitals). You will, of course, have to pay 200 Baht for the Express service, and probably a 350 Baht Nursing (Admin) fee.

Take an ice-bucket (+ ice pack) with you (if you don't have one, they will supply a small ice bucket plus ice at a small price) to transport the syringes. Because of the storage/transportation problems, I doubt you'll be able to buy from a regular pharmacy (I might be wrong on that one).

We have recently been through this with my brother. Transporting from the UK was just too involved/expensive i.e. the transportation packs were very expensive for what they were.
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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by Jesse » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:39 pm

Regular syringes and needles are available from just about every pharmacy I've been to in Hua Hin. All sizes, from extremely small to very large, including the sizes of syringe and needles you mention. No prescription required. I've used plenty of them in caring for street dogs over the years, never had a problem buying them.

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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by Big Boy » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:50 pm

Are those just syringes/needles, or the kind pre-loaded with insulin, which need controlled storage/transportation? If the latter, it's well worth knowing, thank you.
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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by m_right » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:59 am

Jesse wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:39 pm
Regular syringes and needles are available from just about every pharmacy I've been to in Hua Hin. All sizes, from extremely small to very large, including the sizes of syringe and needles you mention. No prescription required. I've used plenty of them in caring for street dogs over the years, never had a problem buying them.
Thanks.
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I will buy when I get back to Hua Hin.
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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by Jesse » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:53 am

Just ordinary syringes / needles, nothing pre-loaded in the ones I've purchased in numerous pharmacies in Hua Hin. I have no information about any syringes preloaded with insulin.

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Re: Where to get insulin syringes

Post by Big Boy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:06 am

m_right wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:50 am
Generic syringes. No cartridges or spring loaded. 1/2 or 1 cc 5/16" 29 or 30Ga
:oops: I missed that reply - sorry.
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