Visiting a Pharmacy

The Swedish Pharmacy

In Sweden, a pharmacy is called apoteket, and is typically open Monday through Friday, from around 9:00 – 19:00. Some are also open on the weekends, but with reduced opening hours. When entering an apoteket to pick up a prescription, take a number from the screen, and wait to be called. There are pharmacists working behind the counter who listen to your needs and make a recommendation. There is not a wide variety of over-the-counter drugs in Sweden, so they may tell you that you need a doctor’s prescription before they can sell you the medicine.

Recommended 24-Hour Pharmacy in Stockholm:

Apoteket C W Scheele
Klarabergsgatan 64
111 81 Stockholm
Phone: +46 77 145 04 50