Health Matters



There are many pharmacies around the city. You can see a list below of some of them alongside with their addresses and telephone numbers. Unfortunately, a fair amount of pharmacies employs an English-speaking staff, and only a few of them use smartphones to help their customers with translation. So, if you take some medicine regularly, please make sure to have the necessary items with you upon your arrival. Afterwards, we will assist you in finding the appropriate medication.



Many medicines are available in pharmacies, but because of the foreign language misunderstanding, some differences in the drugs’ names and different formularies or ingredients of medications in different countries, you should be attentive with written cautions to assure you fully understand what pharmaceuticals you are purchasing and what way to use them. To avoid potentially dangerous health problems, ask someone, knowledgeable about medicine and fluent in Russian, to confirm the medication and its dosage, to assist you while buying them or to check the information on the Internet.

There are several ways to resolve these problems.

  • Firstly, you may ask a curator for help. A native speaker is in a better position to assist you with the purchase or at least to write down the titles of the medicines you want.
  • Secondly, you may go to the hospital where, after professional medical consultation, you will receive the comprehensive information about your health problems and medications you are to take. The pharmaceuticals are prescribed in the Latin language. Afterwards, you may ask for help the university lectures or students.