basic information for refugees –

A large number of Ukrainians have temporarily moved abroad in connection with Russia’s large-scale war against Ukraine. Refugees often traveled with only the essentials, forgetting to buy the medicines they were used to. explains everything you need to know to those who need to buy medicines abroad.

It is not always possible to know medicines with the same name in Europe. Gastroenterologist Ksenia Belinska he saidhow to find the right medications, what they can replace and if you need a prescription to buy antibiotics.

Need a prescription to buy medicine abroad?

If you need to buy non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or analgesics with ibuprofen or paracetamol, there should be no problems with that. After all, in all European countries in pharmacies these drugs are sold without a prescription.

However, it is worth noting that it is common for Ukrainians paracetamol here it is called “AcetaminophenYou can also buy it analogues – Panadol, Gelocatil, Calpol, Ben-U-Ron, Perfalgan.

Ibuprofè in Europe it is also called “Ibuprofè“, but also possible other names – Algofen, Advil, Nurofen, Brufen.

All these drugs are used not only to reduce fever, but also in inflammatory processes, headache, toothache, neuralgia.

So that to buy specific drugs, for example, antibiotics, necessary recipe. Therefore, if your condition requires taking this medicine, it is recommended that you seek a doctor to examine you and, if necessary, write a prescription.

Drug analogues we are used to, and what can replace them

Foreign analogues of Ukrainian drugs /

Medications to reduce gastric acidity and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

If you bought Pariet, Rabimak, Barol, Omez, Nolpaza, Zolopent, Pangastro, Nexium, Kontrolok or Ezolong in Ukraine, foreign counterparts is:

  • Pariet (Rabeprazole) – eyelash – 10 mg, 20 mg;
  • Nexium (Esomeprazole) – eyelash – 20 mg, 40 mg;
  • Controloc, Controloc Control, Appryo, Acidwell, Alapanzol, (Pantoprazole) – tab 20 mg, 40 mg;
  • Losec, Antramups (Omeprazole) – tab – 20 mg, 40 mg.

Medications to increase gastrointestinal motility

This list in Ukraine includes the following kinetics: Ganaton, Itomed, Motilium, Mosid, Motorix, Domrid. In Europe, they they will be analogous:

  • Oroperidys, Motilium (Domperidona);
  • Prokit, Zofran, Ganaton (Itoprid) Domperidone – 1 A Pharma.

Enzymatic preparations

If you bought at Hermital, Creon, Mezim, Pangrol or Panzinorm pharmacies, yours foreign counterparts is the Polish medicine Kreon 10000, which can be easily bought without a prescription.


If you have taken Meverin or Duspatalin abroad, you can pay attention to the following analogues:

  • Duspatalin;
  • Duspatalin Retard;
  • Duspatal (furniture);
  • Colofac;
  • Mebeverin hard.


In Ukraine you can buy Ursohol, Ursaza, Ursofalk, Ursolov, Ursolizin, Ursosan, Ukrl, Ursonost or Holudexan, and abroad its analogues are:

  • Ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid);
  • Ursochol;
  • Ursobilane;
  • Intron A.


The main ones foreign counterparts White coal, Enterosgel, Atoxyl, Smectite or Sorbex can be called:

  • Smectalia, Colina, Smecta (bentonite);
  • Diosmectita Mylan;
  • Diosmectal.

Intestinal anti-inflammatory drugs

Mesalazine, Pentase, Salofalk, Osokol or Mesakol can be substituted these foreign analogues:

  • Mezavant;
  • Salofalk (mesalazine);
  • Asacol;
  • Claversal.

Remedies for diarrhea

Loperamide and Immodium can be replaced Diarphine.


If you bought Metoclopramide or Cerucal in Ukraine, you can replace them such analogues:

  • S digestive;
  • Emperid;
  • oroperidis;
  • Cerucal;
  • Metoclopramide Agreement;
  • Pilgrim;
  • Paspertin (Metoclopramide);
  • Metoclopramidum Polpharma.

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