including antibiotics, that are available only with a prescription in
other countries may be obtained directly from pharmacists in Gran
Canaria without a prescription, including Asthma
inhalers and antibiotics. If you are registered
for free healthcare under Spanish social
security, you can get medicines you need on
prescription for a 60% discount, or for nothing if you are pensioners.
Pharmacies normally open Monday to
Friday from 09.00 - 13.00 and 17.00 - 19.00 and 09.00 - 13.00 on
Saturdays - with a few exceptions.
those hours a notice will be posted of the nearest pharmacy open after
19.00. There are 24 hour pharmacies in all towns. There is a listing displayed outside pharmacies and published in the daily press, indicating which of them are on night-service and / or open during the weekend.