Learn italian pharmacy vocabulary

When we travel abroad, we need to be prepared for every eventuality.  So, today we are going to help you learn Italian pharmacy vocabulary. We hope that you won’t have to use these Italian words and phrases, but if you feel poorly or get injured, you may need to. So, let’s start.


Italian pharmacy vocabulary


  • Ho mal di denti: I have a toothache
  • Ho mal di gola: I have a sore throat
  • Ho mal di stomaco: I have a stomach ache
  • Ho mal di testa: I have a headache
  • Mi fa male…: My … hurts
  • Ho la febbre: I have a fever
  • Ho il raffreddore: I have a cold
  • Ho la tosse: I have a cough
  • Ho la diarrea: I have diarrhea
  • Ho i crampi: I have cramps
  • Ho rimesso/Ho vomitato: I vomited
  • Ho preso un’insolazione: I had a sunstroke
  • Sono svenuto/a: I fainted
  • Sono caduto/a: I fell down
  • Ho una ferita: I have a wound
  • Mi ha pizzicato un insetto: I was bitten by an insect

In order to explain how you feel to a pharmacist, you will also need to learn the body parts in Italian. And, even more importantly, you will need to know some basic Italian words and phrases that the pharmacist may well use during your conversation in order to diagnose your ailment. Let’s see some of them:

  • Devo misurarle la pressione: I have to take your blood pressure
  • Devo misurarle la febbre: I have to take your temperature
  • Ha qualche allergia?: Do you have any allergies?
  • È incinta?: Are you pregnant?
  • Prenda due compresse al giorno: Take two tablets per day
  • A digiuno: On a empty stomach
  • Prima dei pasti/Dopo i pasti: Before meals/After meals
  • Anticoncezionale: Contraceptive
  • Antidolorifico: Painkiller
  • Benda: Bandage
  • Cerotto: Sticking plaster
  • Crema solare: Suncream
  • Medicina: Medicine
  • Pastiglie per la gola: Throat lozenges
  • Pillola del giorno dopo: Morning-after pill
  • Pomata: Cream (used for bites, wounds, etc.)
  • Sciroppo per la tosse: Cough syrup
  • Termometro: Thermometer

If you want to learn more Italian pharmacy vocabulary and other useful phrases that you may need to use during your journey in Italy, click here.


Remember that some Italian people don’t speak English, so if you are going to visit Italy, it’s very important to know some basic Italian phrases for travel. In this way when you need some information, you won’t have to feel nervous about it because you will be able to interact with the locals.

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