【2021】 You’re better now! 5 of the best cold medicines in Taiwan!


Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Kaohsiung!

I’m sure many of you have caught a cold in Taiwan.

The seasons don’t change much in Taiwan, but it is possible to suddenly catch a cold.

I’m going to show you the best cold remedies to help you get over those painful symptoms fast!

If you want to know which products are the best for daily use, don’t miss this!

Recommended for
  • You have caught a cold in Taiwan.
  • Want to know what cold medicine is recommended in Taiwan
  • Those who are planning to visit Taiwan

Contents of this article
  • What to look out for when choosing cold medicine in Taiwan
  • Five recommended cold medicines in Taiwan that you should be prepared for!
  • What to do if you can’t get over a cold?
  • Recommended Hospitals in Kaohsiung

I’ve been on a working holiday in Kaohsiung for a year since 2020. Currently, I am writing a blog based on that experience.

By reading this post, you’ll get to know what cold medicine I recommend in Taiwan!


Things to keep in mind when choosing cold medicine in Taiwan

Taiwan cold

There are two types of cold medicines that are commonly available over the counter in Taiwan.

One is a general cold medicine, which is effective for a wide range of symptoms.

These medicines can be taken when the symptoms are mild so that they can be dealt with as soon as possible.

The second is a fast-acting cold medicine, which speeds up the recovery process.

These are recommended to be used when the symptoms of a cold are severe.

Once you know how bad your cold is, you can choose the best one for you!

Five recommended cold medicines in Taiwan that you should be prepared for!

Taiwan medicine

Let’s take a look at some of the products that are recommended for catching a cold in Taiwan.

5 Strepsils

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This is a fast-acting medicine that is a cold-curing lozenge born in England.

They are recommended for relieving sore throats.

Although medicines have a bitter image, they come in a variety of flavors, making them a good choice for people who don’t like medicines.

There are 24 pills in a box, so you can use it for a long time, which is also a good deal.

4 SATO佐藤製藥 鼻通噴液劑

產品介紹 | 佐藤製藥股份有限公司

This is a spray manufactured in Taiwan by the Japanese company Sato Pharmaceutical.

It is ideal for when you have a stuffy nose due to a cold, and contains ingredients to relieve symptoms.

You can also use this Japanese product for its high effectiveness.

3 第一三共 欣樂樂愛思糖衣錠

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This cold remedy is well known in Japan and has a long history of over 60 years.

It is a general cold remedy, so it is effective for a wide range of symptoms.

It is not fast-acting, so it is recommended to use it at the beginning of a cold.

2 大正製藥 百保能感冒顆粒


Pabron, which is well known in Japan, is a general cold remedy, but in granule form.

It can be used for a wide range of symptoms such as runny nose and sore throat.

It is a popular and highly effective household remedy.

1 GSK 普拿疼伏冒加強錠


This is a cold remedy from the UK that cures colds in 30 minutes.

It contains ingredients that are effective for fever, headache, and cough.

It is a fast-acting medicine, so be sure to check the dosage and administration.

It is recommended when you want to get rid of a cold as soon as possible.

What if I can’t get over a cold?

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If your symptoms do not improve within three days of taking the medicine, go to a nearby hospital.

In Taiwan, there are many doctors in town, called zhong yi, and you can get effective prescriptions from specialists.

It is not always possible to cure a cold on your own due to physical conditions or seasonal problems.

It is recommended that you take it easy and go to a nearby hospital.

Recommended Hospitals in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung hospital

I didn’t get many colds in Kaohsiung where I lived, but there was one hospital that took care of me several times.

The hospital is called Yongming Medical Center, located in the coastal area of Kaohsiung, and it is covered by overseas insurance.

When I couldn’t get over a cold, they gave me the best advice and prescriptions, which really helped me.

Even foreigners can easily use this hospital, so if you feel sick in Kaohsiung, why not go there?


Taiwan get over cold
  • There are two types of cold medicine in Taiwan: general cold medicine and special medicine.
  • If you can’t get over a cold, go to a hospital.
  • In Kaohsiung, Yongming Clinic is recommended.

I introduced the recommended cold medicine in Taiwan!

I hope you can take care of yourself and have a fulfilling life in Taiwan.

I will continue to send out more information about Taiwan, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!