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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 18-03-2015, 22:01
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I've never had a problem

Take the pack to the chemist

As long as you feel it's Ok to continue

Without a check up

Otherwise take the packet to a Docter

And have a check

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Just buy some on a private prescription if your doctor will agree to it as after all he will technically have to agree to you going away for that time and trying to get the medication abroad. Also be warned that many drugs used here are not prescribed in Spain and they may try to sell you an unsuitable alternative.
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Interesting comment about Scotland and pharmacists being able to sell meds without a prescription providing you can show that you take them. Margaret takes a bucket full of meds and couple of times has run out in England and they just won't provide them without a new prescription. Thanks goodness some parts of the UK are more enlightened!!

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The pharmacist near our holiday home in Fife is one of the old school independents, rather than a chain, and is always glad to help if he can. I can't say if he is able to issue all meds without a scrip, or just certain categories - in my case it was Lanzoprazole and Simvastatin, which come in 28s; I've never had to try him for Dipyridamole as they come in 2 x 30, so I have a good surplus built up over the years!

Our local chemist in Berkshire is atrociously unreliable and let us down just before we were due to leave for France a couple of years ago. I was able to solve it by ringing NHS Direct from a nearby Tesco pharmacy and they faxed through a prescription for two months supply within half an hour.

I've never tried abroad yet. My only experience of French pharmacists was on a trip to Paris around 35 years ago when my girlfriend at the time started suffering from severe period pains.
My best pigeon French of "mal de la femme" did the trick

(I've since learned the correct phrase is "les douleurs menstruelles")

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Siggie , Thanks for the link to Superdrug,looks simple to order.
I will be going back with my wife to see her Dr.If he won't give her enough to cover our travels,I will mention Superdrug to him,to get his thoughts on them.
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In 2013 we went to Italy and Margaret discovered she did not have enough of her diabetes tablets. Went into a chemist with the second half of the prescription and they were happy to provide a pack of each medication (3 types) for the princely sum of 7.50 in total.

Had a look at the Superdrug link, very useful. Mind you I checked one of my medications and they want 19 for my normal three months supply!!! I suppose in an emergency it would be worth it.

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Had a look at the Superdrug link, very useful. Mind you I checked one of my medications and they want 19 for my normal three months supply!!! I suppose in an emergency it would be worth it.
Well that all depends on whether or not you pay prescription charges. At 8.05 per item (8.25 from 1 April) then 3 months of my meds counts as 3 items (each pack is one month), so that would be over 24.

I got 6 months supply (6 packs) for about 25, delivered to the door, so about half the price of paying for the prescription at the pharmacy. So I got double the quantity my doc would prescroibe at half the cost I would pay at the pharmacists.
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I don't think you will have problem getting the medication

But

The problem may well be the need to check if the prescribed medication is working out ok for your wife

I agree another talk with your GP, a letter

And if necessary pay for a consultation with a Docter whilst travelling

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Spain seems to work a bit like Scotland then - you can buy some prescription drugs over the pharmacy counter if you can prove you normally take them. Others, you need to see a Dr.
If in Spain, just take your prescription or packaging in with you and you can but moest meds as cheap as chips. Some pills maybe half the dose you normally take, so just take two.
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Just to update you all.The Dr has given her 3 months supply and she has got 3 months from Superdrug at a cost of 19 .
So now ,I have to take her with me . Lol

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Just to update you all.The Dr has given her 3 months supply and she has got 3 months from Superdrug at a cost of 19 .
So now ,I have to take her with me . Lol

Les
I was in a similar situation before we went to Spain in December, I had the required number of tabs but I found the drug was far too strong so I had to break the pills in half, I should add I have my own blood pressure monitor (a must if you read Gemmy's posts) so I could keep an eye on my BP.

As I'm a dyslexic and I've had two stokes you are going to see spelling/grammar mistakes, so please don't act superior and point them out!



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