Medication Availability FAQ

Which Medications are Available?

Currently, the only ADHD medications available in Saudi Arabia are Concerta, Ritalin (short acting), and Strattera.

Which pharmacies stock these medications?

City Pharmacy Location Telephone
Riyadh Al Hozaimi Pharmacy Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Street – Al Malaz +966-11-4764615
Riyadh Zawyet El Naqaa Pharmacy Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Street – Al Malaz +966-11-4788880
+966-11-2017726
Riyadh Sehet Zainah Pharmacy Al Orouba Street – Al Wurud +966-11-4199022
Riyadh Al Hayah Pharmacy Al Wazeer Street +966-11-2863719
+966-11-4021719
Riyadh Rokn Zahret Al Rawdah Pharmacy (Motmaena Center) North Ring Road – Between exit 6 & 7 +966-11-4927999
Jeddah Dr Erfan & Bagedo Hospital – Pharmacy King Fahad Road – Al Sitteen +966-12-6038888
Jeddah Soliman Fakeeh Hospital – Pharmacy Falastin Street – Al Hamraa +966-12-6655000
Jeddah International Medical Centre Hail Street +966-12-6509000
Alkhobar Al Ghadeer Pharmacy 10th Street – Al Thuqbah +966-13-8945718
Alkhobar Saad Specialist Hospital – Pharmacy Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Road +966-13-8826666
Dhahran Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Medical Access Road No. 1 +966‑800‑3054444

Can I fill my prescription from another country in Saudi Arabia?

Any controlled medication, including those for ADHD, can only be filled with a local prescription. If you are moving to Saudi Arabia, you may consider bringing a medical report with you so you can open a file at a local hospital.

 

Can I bring prescription medication into Saudi Arabia?

Here are the official guidelines for bringing prescription drugs into KSA (archived link)PDF version.
Alternative advisory from Philippines embassy.
Personal use medication form from Saudi Food and Drug Authority.

 

What about other stimulant medications?

As of yet, only the methylphenidate class of ADHD stimulant medications is available in Saudi Arabia. Amphetamine based stimulant medications have not been approved by the SFDA. However, it is essential that at least one of each class of medication become available in the future.

 

What about X medication?

You can find a complete list of approved medications in Saudi Arabia on the Saudi FDA website [Note: I’ve found that you actually have to click on the “Search” button – hitting enter on the keyboard after filling the search form will give no results.].

  

Updated: 14 February 2018 by Jeremy Varnham