Ya sea para los esteponeros o para los turistas, saber dónde hay una farmacia en Estepona es totalmente necesario. A veces necesitas un medicamento recetado por tu médico y otras veces te surgen enfermedades o dolencias imprevistas (conjuntivitis, otitis, piojos, catarros y un largo etcétera). Sea como sea necesitas una farmacia de guardia en Estepona.

El 67% de los españoles acude al menos una vez al mes a la farmacia, según un estudio de Boehringer Ingelheim.

Las principales razones para visitar la farmacia son, a parte de la recomendación del médico, el asesoramiento personalizado o la búsqueda de un producto para un problema de salud. Para los pacientes, el farmacéutico es la primera opción para resolver dudas sobre síntomas leves.

Where is there a pharmacy in Estepona?

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Other methods to find pharmacies in Estepona:

Google Maps

Google has the answer. Access Google Maps and you will find all the pharmacies near the chosen area with the possibility to see their phone number and opening hours.

Illustrious Official College of Pharmacists of Málaga

The website of the College of Pharmacists of Malaga offers a pharmacy locator and also a search engine for pharmacies on duty in any town in the province. Link: icofma.es

Farmacia de guardia en Estepona.

Existen varias formas de saber qué farmacia está de guardia en Estepona:

  1. Desde guiaestepona.com te ofrecen la posibilidad de tener en tu web la imagen donde se muestra qué farmacia está de guardia en Estepona

2. The Consejo General de Colegios Farmacéuticos, makes available to users the tool Farmacias de Guardia, with information on the duty shifts of pharmacies in Estepona.

3. There are also Apps that claim to offer the service of locating on-call pharmacies throughout Spain. We have tried several of these Apps (FarmaGuardia, Pharmed, Farmacia Map, etc.) and the results have not been satisfactory. These Apps use Google Maps to show pharmacies near your location, but it does not tell you if it is on duty or not. Apps have been developed for specific areas (Zaragoza, Barcelona, Alicante, Tarragona, etc.) and they work correctly, however, at a national level or more specifically for Estepona, we cannot recommend any App for on-call pharmacies.

What services do pharmacies in Estepona offer?

For some time now, pharmacies have diversified their range of products and services, becoming specialized centers offering the best pharmaceutical care.

Highly qualified professionals help and advise the client on the different aspects of health:

  • Dermocosmetics
  • Orthopedics
  • Child Care
  • Dietary nutrition
  • Cholesterol, glucose or blood pressure control
  • Hygiene
  • Herbalist

and of course they dispense all kinds of medicines.

Lack of medicines in pharmacies

The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has warned about shortages of several drugs.

As a general rule, when a drug is missing, it is usually because of manufacturing problems due to lack of supply of the necessary raw materials, problems with packaging, or problems with distribution. In recent weeks, shortages of some products have increased, especially cough syrups, anti-epileptics, contraceptives, antibiotics or pediatric Ibuprofen. To cite just three affected names: Amoxicillin, Aspirin and Viagra.

Depending on the province, shortages of one or other products are more pronounced. Pharmacies point out that they do not receive information from the laboratories and have to abide by the communications from the Health Department. The College of Pharmacists of Malaga, clarifies that alarm should not spread because in the vast majority of cases there are alternative drugs. Of the 629 medicines with supply problems “only” 92 of them have no possibility of being replaced.

We hope you don’t have to visit the pharmacy too much because of health problems, but if you must, you can rest assured that Estepona has some great pharmacies with great professionals who will give you the best possible service.