Spanish vocabulary: at the pharmacy

This full guide will get you ready to visit any Spanish pharmacy to explain your complaints and help you need to get what you need.

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Medicine and products at the pharmacy

Phrases to describe your symptoms or complaints in Spanish

Common complaints

Naming bodyparts

Other usefull words

Describe your symptoms or complaints at the pharmacy in Spanish:

Explain your symptoms or complaints with these easy Spanish sentences. You can easily replace the … with the names of the symptoms/complaints or medicine underneath.

Spanish sentenceEnglish translation
Tengo …I have …
Tengo dolor de …I have pain in the …
Me duele …It hurts …
Me duele mucho …… hurts a lot
Me siento …I feel …
Me pica …It’s itchy …
Me ha(n) salido …I’ve got …
No puedo …I can’t …
No puedo doblarI can’t bend …
Estoy enfermo.I’m ill.
Quiero …I want…

Underneath is a list of words, common complaints, the name of medicine, bodyparts and other useful words. Try to fill in the sentences above with the words underneath to explain what it is you like and need.

Common complaints and symptoms:

  • Sarpullido – rash
  • El picor – the irritation
  • Náuseas – nausea
  • Granos – spots
  • Bulto – bump
  • Llagas – ulcers
  • Desmayar – faint
  • El dolor de cabezo – the headache
  • Antidiarreicos – Antidiarrheals
  • El resfriado – a cold
  • El virus – the virus
  • La picadura – the sting
  • La tos – the cough
  • El corte – the cut
  • La fractura – the fracture
  • La herida – the wound
  • La quemadura – the burn
  • El estornudo – the neeze
  • La fiebre – the fever
  • La gripe – the flue
  • Vomitar – to vomit
  • La intoxicación alimentaria – food poisoning
  • Enfermo – ill

Naming bodyparts:

  • El estómago – the stomach
  • La barriga – the belly
  • La cabeza – head
  • La cuello – the neck
  • La espalda – back
  • Cara – face
  • La nariz – the nose
  • La oreja – the ear
  • El ojo – the eye
  • La diente – the tooth
  • La pupila – the pupil
  • La garganta – the throat
  • El pulmón – the lung
  • El brazo – the arm
  • La mano – the hand
  • Dedo – finger
  • La pierna – the leg
  • Pie – foot
  • Pecho – chest

Medicines and products at the pharmacy:

  • Antigripal – cold medicine
  • La pastilla – the pill / tablet
  • El medicamento – the medicine
  • El antibiótico – the antibiotics
  • El antihistamínico – antihistamine
  • Los analgésicos – painkillers
  • La pomada – cream
  • El paracetamol – paracetamol
  • Ibuprofeno – ibuprofen
  • La venda – the band
  • La curita – the band aid
  • El inhalador – the inhaler
  • El colirio – the eyedrops
  • Las pastilla de vitamina – the vitamine pills

Over-the-counter medicine often have the same names in Spanish as in English.

Other useful words at the pharmacy:

  • La farmacia – the pharmacy
  • La farmacia de guardia – the emergency pharmacy
  • Los síntomas – the symptoms
  • Dolor – pain
  • El pulso – the pulse
  • El estrés – the stress
  • Cepillarse los dientes – brushing teeth
  • El médico – the doctor
  • La enfermera – the nurse
  • La clínica – the clinic
  • El cirujano – the surgeon
  • El especialista – The specialist
  • La visita – the consult
  • El termómetro – the termometer
  • La inyección – the injection
  • Las gafas – the glasses
  • La silla de ruedas – the wheelchair

That is all you need! Good luck! Now find one of the signs, step in and just start talking. You will do great!

Spanish vocabulary - at a Spanish pharmacy
Spanish vocabulary – at a Spanish pharmacy

Still want to prepare better for your visit? Maybe you can visit this website https://www.promofarma.com/. Here you can look up products / medicines you are looking for and than in the top right corner change the language to see the product name and description in your own language.