9 Online Drugstores in the Philippines for Medicine Delivery and Pickup

Venus Zoleta
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Need your medicines badly but can’t buy them because you’re sick or stuck at home during the enhanced community quarantine? Or maybe there’s no drugstore near your place?

In such times, an online drugstore can be literally your lifesaver. It saves you a trip to the pharmacy and possibly, a Coronavirus infection. All you have to do is place your order on the pharmacy’s website and wait for medicines to be delivered to you.

Thanks to the internet, the medicines you need are just a few clicks away. Here are the online drugstores you should check out for your healthcare needs.

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9 Online Drugstores in the Philippines

AideApp

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - AideApp
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - AideApp

A one-stop medical care app, Aide makes availing healthcare services convenient for Filipinos. You can order medicines through the Aide mobile app and receive them at home. There’s no minimum purchase required.

Aside from medicine delivery, AideApp’s services also include regular checkups, vaccinations, laboratory tests, nurse’s services for home treatments such as childbirth and insulin injections, and physical therapy for senior citizens and PWDs.

  • Delivery location: Metro Manila

  • Delivery time: 1 to 3 days or more (depending on medicine availability)

  • Delivery fee: PHP 49

  • Payment modes: Cash on delivery, credit card, and GCash

  • How to order: Through the Aide mobile app[1]

Dima

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Dima
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Dima

Dima is not your typical choice in this list of online drugstores. This Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-licensed pharmacy focuses on providing greater access to reproductive health care and information in the Philippines.

Dima’s products include birth control pills, pregnancy tests, condoms, and erectile dysfunction treatments. These can be ordered via the Dima.ph online shop and delivered anywhere in the country.

Customers can also consult a partner doctor and get prescriptions for oral contraceptive pills and erectile dysfunction pills via Dima.ph.

  • Delivery location: Nationwide

  • Delivery time: 4 business days (Metro Manila) | 8 business days (outside Metro Manila)

  • Delivery fee:

    • Metro Manila – PHP 75

    • Luzon – PHP 95

    • Visayas – PHP 120

    • Mindanao – PHP 130

  • Payment modes: Cash on delivery, credit card, bank transfer, DragonPay, GCash, PayPal, and 7-Eleven

  • How to order: Through Dima.ph website[2]

MedExpress Drugstore

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - MedExpress
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - MedExpress

MedExpress[3] is the leading hospital outpatient pharmacy in the Philippines. The online drugstore offers prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, medical supplies, and medical devices. Its medicine delivery service is available nationwide for a minimum order of PHP 250.

When ordering at MedExpress Drugstore, make sure to provide all these details so that your order can be processed faster:

  1. Full name

  2. Contact number

  3. Address

  4. Copy of prescription, if applicable

  5. Medicine name and quantity

  6. Copy of senior citizen ID or PWD ID, if applicable

  7. Any special instruction

  • Delivery location: Nationwide

  • Delivery time: Within 24 to 48 hours

  • Delivery fee: Free for orders PHP 1,000 and above | PHP 50 for orders below PHP 1,000

  • Payment modes: Cash on delivery, credit/debit card, online bank deposit, BPI Secure Pay, and Cebuana Lhuillier PeraPal

  • How to order:

    • Email: prescription@medexpress.com.ph

    • MedExpress Viber hotline: (0998) 583-6987

    • MedExpress hotlines: (02) 8333-3333 (Manila) | (032) 256-3000 (Cebu) | (082) 221-9898 (Davao)

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MedGrocer

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - MedGrocer
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - MedGrocer

MedGrocer is an FDA-accredited startup online drugstore and clinic management service. A large portion of its earnings goes to funding medicines for different medical missions the company is supporting.

The e-pharmacy offers a next-day medicine delivery service with no required minimum order, making it an efficient choice among other online drustores. Orders can be placed on the MedGrocer website by searching for your needed medicines, uploading your prescription, or sending a message.

  • Delivery location: Nationwide

  • Delivery time: Next-day delivery (Metro Manila) | 2 to 3 days (Provincial)

  • Delivery fee: PHP 100 to PHP 200 (Metro Manila) | PHP 300 (Provincial)

  • Payment modes: Cash on delivery

  • How to order: Through the MedGrocer website[4]

Note: MedGrocer has resumed operations but will be only servicing Metro Manila locations for the meantime.

Mercury Drug Gamot Padala

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Mercury Drug Online Delivery
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Mercury Drug Online Delivery

Note: The Mercury Drug online store is currently undergoing reconstruction. For more updates, you may visit their Facebook page.

Mercury Drug has been offering an online ordering system since 2003. But many customers apparently aren’t aware of this fact, as one can see from the long queues in larger Mercury Drug stores. Mercury Drug Online is one of the first online drugstores in the Philippines.

Although the country’s leading pharmacy chain doesn’t deliver medicines, it allows picking up orders made online at any branch. It isn’t as convenient as a medicine delivery service, but the order pickup option cuts the time spent on lining up in-store.

Those without an internet connection may place their order by calling the nearest Mercury Drug branch. The Call Order Pick-Up service is also advisable for urgent orders.

  • Pickup location: Any Mercury Drug branch nationwide

  • Payment modes: Credit card (Mastercard/Visa)

  • How to order: Through the Mercury Drug website[5] or via phone call

Muramed.com

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - MuraMed
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - MuraMed

Muramed.com is the first online drugstore in the Philippines with a full-service online ordering and delivery system. Its wide range of FDA-approved medicines includes prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements, medical supplies and devices, and wellness products.

Apart from medicine delivery, Muramed.com also provides a pickup option for customers located near its office at Unit 1504, Tycoon Centre, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

  • Delivery location: Nationwide

  • Delivery time: 1 to 2 business days (Metro Manila) | 3 to 5 business days (outside Metro Manila)

  • Delivery fee:

    • Metro Manila – PHP 50

    • Luzon – PHP 100

    • Visayas and Mindanao – PHP 150

  • Payment modes: Cash on delivery, PayMaya, and BPI bank deposit

  • How to order: Through the Muramed website[6]

Rose Pharmacy Online

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Rose Pharmacy Online
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Rose Pharmacy Online

Rose Pharmacy has been in the business of selling medicines since 1952 with its main store in Mandaue City, Cebu. Now it also provides home delivery service (with a store pickup option) for generic and branded drugs, vitamins, supplements, beauty, baby care, and personal care products.

This online drugstore delivers during weekends and holidays in Cebu and Davao, while its delivery service is available on weekdays and holidays.

  • Delivery location: Nationwide

  • Delivery time:

    • Metro Cebu and Davao – Next-day delivery

    • Rest of the country – 2 to 3 weeks

  • Delivery fee:

    • Metro Cebu and Davao – Free for orders of PHP 1,000 and above | PHP 50 for orders below PHP 1,000

    • Rest of the country – PHP 150

  • Payment modes: Cash on delivery, credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express/JCB), and bank deposit (Metrobank)

  • How to order: Through the Rose Pharmacy website[7]

Southstar Drug Delivery

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Southstar Medicine Delivery
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Southstar Medicine Delivery

If you live in Pasig, you’re in luck because Southstar Drug currently delivers only within the city. However, it will be expanding soon to other areas in Metro Manila.

Through Southstar Drug’s online drugstore, you can order prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements, baby care products, and personal care products.

Its medicine delivery service operates from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays only (excluding holidays).

  • Delivery location: Pasig City

  • Delivery time: Up to 2 working days

  • Delivery fee: Free for orders PHP 1,499 and above | PHP 99 for orders below PHP 1,499

  • Payment modes: PayPal and bank deposit (BDO)

  • How to order: Through the Southstar Drug Delivery website[8]

Watsons Online Pharmacy

Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Watsons Online Pharmacy
Online Drugstores in the Philippines - Watsons Online Pharmacy

Watsons’ wide presence in the Philippines is undeniable. There’s a Watsons store in every SM mall and supermarket and now they have expanded in the online drugstores business. Perhaps not known to many, Watsons Online enables customers to order medicines (prescription and maintenance drugs), vitamins, supplements, contraceptives, personal care products, and cosmetics from Watsons in the comfort of their homes and have them delivered to their doorstep.

  • Delivery location: Metro Manila

  • Standard delivery fee: PHP 50 (Sometimes free with a minimum purchase or during promotional periods)

  • Payment modes: Cash on delivery, credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express/JCB), and Watsons e-vouchers and e-coupons

  • How to order: Through the Watsons Philippines website or Watsons Philippines app[9]

Customers who own a Watsons Card, Watsons Elite, SM Advantage, or SM Prestige Card may use their respective loyalty cards when purchasing online.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re in dire need of maintenance medicines for your elderly, vitamins to boost your immunity, or anything that will improve your health, you can rely this list of online drugstores to provide them without the hassle.

But be very patient and understanding when buying medicines online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the quarantine restrictions, physical and online drugstores in the Philippines are affected by very limited manpower and stocks. So be prepared to wait longer and still face the delivery guy with a smile (and a face mask on).

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