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Released4 January 2001 (Update)
Sells itemsYes
Quest Romeo & Juliet
A Tail of Two Cats
One Small Favour
Forgettable Tale...
Bone Voyage
2017 Halloween event
Making Friends with My Arm
OptionsTalk-to, Potions
ExamineA dealer in potions.
Advanced data
NPC ID5036
Apothecary chathead.png

The Apothecary runs the pharmacy and potion shop in south-west Varrock. He plays a part in certain quests, often making delicate potions and herbal products.

Free acne potions can be obtained from him about 50% of the time when talking to him.

During and after Shades of Mort'ton, the diary of Herbi Flax found during the quest can be given to him, and in return he will grant the player 335 Herblore experience. This can only be done once.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

  • The Apothecary is the solution to the beginner anagram clue: CARPET AHOY.
  • The Apothecary is the solution to the easy cryptic clue: Strength potions with red spiders' eggs? He is quite a herbalist.

Shop[edit | edit source]

The Apothecary sells the following potions if players give him the requested payment and ingredients. Noted ingredients will not work. This shop is available to free-to-play players as well as members.

sold at
Items requiredTotal costProfit
Strength potion(4).pngStrength potion(4)Coins 5.png 5Coins 250.png 352Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root
Red spiders' eggs.pngRed spiders' eggs
Energy potion(4).pngEnergy potion(4)FreeCoins 250.png 556Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root (2x)
Chocolate dust.pngChocolate dust
Antipoison(4).pngAntipoison(4)Coins 5.png 5Coins 100.png 220Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root
Cadava berries.pngCadava berries

Quests[edit | edit source]

The Apothecary makes the following potions as part of the following quests:

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 September 2005

The NPC now always appears above players standing in the same tile.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Apothecary (historical v1).png Apothecary (historical v2).png Apothecary (historical v3).png Apothecary.png
Apothecary chathead (historical v1).png Apothecary chathead (historical v1).png Apothecary chathead (historical v2).png Apothecary chathead.png
29 March 2004 –
January-April 2005
January-April 2005 –
7 March 2006
7 March 2006 –
29 May 2007
29 May 2007 –