Pharmacies are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am - 6.00 pm, usually without a lunch break, and on Saturday from 8.00 am - 12.00 noon. Outside of these times, a 24-hour drugstore standby service is available throughout the city. Details of the nearest open drugstore are posted at every drugstore. For telephone information call tel. 1455. Most of the pharmacies have English-speaking employees.
Other than in many parts of the world, drugs are not sold in drugstores like DM or BIPA. If you need medication - even prescription-free drugs like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, you are required to buy them at a pharmacy. If you think you might have been infected with an STD, you should always contact a general practioner or go to an ambulance in one of the Viennese hospitals, but if you need quick help, you can talk to the pharmacists freely. If you feel more comfortable to talk to a pharmacist with a lot of gay clients, we recommend you to go to Marienapotheke in the 6th district.