la pharmacie

Walking into a pharmacy in France can be very difficult when you’re unable to describe your symptoms and what you need. On this page you’ll find a complete list of French pharmacy vocabulary including medication names, essential phrases, as well as common symptoms.

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Is there a pharmancy near here?Y a-t-il une pharmacie près d’ici ?
What time does the pharmacy open / close?À quelle heure ouvre/ferme la pharmacie?
I’d like something against _.Je voudrais quelque chose contre _.
Can you prepare a prescription?Pourriez-vous préparer cette ordonnance ?
Can I buy it without a prescription?Puis-je l’acheter sans ordonnance ?
How long do I have to wait?Combien de temps est-ce que je dois attendre ?
I’m looking for a dispensary.Je cherche un dispensaire.
anxietyl’anxiété (f)
back painle mal de dos
common coldun rhume
constipationla constipation
coughla toux
diarrhoeala diarrhée
flula grippe
insomnial’insomnie (f)
itchy eyesles yeux qui piquent
itchy skinla peau qui démange
morning sicknessla nausée matinale
muscle ache la douleur musculaire
rashles rougeurs (f)
runny nosele nez qui coule
sore throatun mal de gorge
sprained ankleune entorse à la cheville
stiff jointsraideurs articulaires (f)
sunburnun coup de soleil
antacidun alcalin, un antiacide
anti-inflamatoryun anti-inflammatoire
antiseptic creamde la pommade antiseptique
aspirinde l’asperine
Band-Aidsdu sparadrap
bandage (elastic)un bandage (élastique)
calciumle calcium
capsuleune capsule, une gélule
contraceptivesdes contraceptifs
cotton wooldu coton hydrophile
cough dropsdes pastilles contre la toux
cough medicineune médicament pour la toux
creamla crème 
dental careles soins dentaires 
disenfectantun désinfectant
disposible (adj)jetable
dosageune posologie, une dose, un dosage
dropsles gouttes (f)
ear droppsdes goutes oculaires
expiration datela date d’expiration
feminine hygenel’hygiène féminine (f)
gauzede la gaze
gelun gel
herbal remediesun remède à base de plantes
inhalerun inhalateur
insect repellantde la crème anti-insecte, une bombe insecticide
insulinl’insuline (f)
iodinede la teinture d’iode
ironle fer
kleenex / tissuele kleenex
laxativeun laxatif
magnesiumle magnésium
medicationune médication
medicineun médicament 
mouthwashun gargarisme
multivitaminsun comprimé multivitaminé
ointmentune pommade, une crème, un baume, un onguent
painkiller, analgesicune analgésique
panty linerun protège-slip
pillune pilule
powderune poudre
sanitary napkinune serviette hygiénique
sedative / sleeping pillun sédatif
side-effectsles effets secondaires
skincareles soins pour la peau 
sleeping pillim somnifère 
soluble (adj)soluble
sprayun spray 
sunscreenun écran solaire
suppositoryun suppositoire 
syringeun seringue
syrupun sirop 
tamponun tampon 
thermometreun thermomètre
throat lozengeune pastille pour la gorge 
tranquillizersun tranquillisant
travel sickness pillsles cachets antiaupathiques (m)
vitaminesdes vitamines (m)
wet wipeune lingette humide
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