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  1. Marvic

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    I realise that quite a few of us have tablets to take. My question is . When away , in France for 4weeks next spring .my chemist will only supply 2 months. He has 6 months of my prescription s under the counter. From my docs. Can you get prescription s made up there . Or how do you get them. Thank you in anticipation.
     
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    Surely if you're only away for four weeks then a two month supply is plenty?
     
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  3. Marvic

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    Sorry every one I mean 4 MONTHS . :eek:
     
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  4. Judge Mental

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    Over a period of time I have ordered early that way I have 2 months worth when the next two months arrives. Could not do that now as all done online

    Some pharmacists seem to be getting a bit big for their boots! They make an absolute fortune out of the NHS:(

    If your on a generic tablet you may be able to get it over the counter for a pittance in Europe
     
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    Discuss with your GP. They can authorise longer periods, the pharmacist can't.
     
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    We get our medication prescription every 2 months but if we are away longer we tell our doctor and we get an extra month no problem.I am led to believe .the maximum is 3 months but i would stand to be corrected on this.
     
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    Yes its supposed to be 3 month max
     
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    Have a chat with your doctor, my wife always manages to get 3 months advanced
    supplies of her medications and as we are usually away for 6 months my daughter
    picks up the repeat prescription from Boots chemist and posts them on to us
    wherever we may be.
    If the problem is with the pharmacist change pharmacy as they as they are all
    fighting for the very lucrative NHS business.
    (plus l'm a tightfisted git and prescription medicines are free in Wales)
     
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    Is there someone who can collect them for you and post them to wherever you might be? We did this recently having the tablets sent Post Restante to a post office in France.
     
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    sounds like a plan....
     
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    We were told by our group practice receptionist that we could only order a maximum of two months ahead.

    An explanation, during a telephone call with a GP, led to that being overturned. We have to ask each time but have not had a problem since.
     
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    nothing new there..jobs worth receptionist:)
     
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    Enter 'sending prescription drugs by mail' into Google-you may rethink things :)
     
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    Not quite correct I. Have spoken to our GP and he said he could see no problem up to six months.I ave yet to test this out will try in Dec before our winter down in Spain.
     
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    Pharmacies are my pet hate. I've used several and the one I use now is the only one which actually seems grateful for my business. Others tended to view you as an inconvenience. :)
     
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    We have same problem with Niges medication, we have had to gradually build up extra by ordering slightly earlier each time. Worst case you are able to request an extra private prescription which you would have to pay for if you don't have time to accumulate. Nige also forgot/lost some medication when we were travelling in UK and was able to get another prescription from the doctor. :)
     
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    Quite a complex problem this.It's down to your surgeries interpretation of the guidelines.
    Wales is stricter than England and seem to 'police' it more stringently.
    Our surgery in Wales clamped down on the 'early ordering' gambit about two yrs ago,so building a stockpile died out.
    When we moved into England I asked the policy here and was told that on request to Dr up to 3 mths would be no problem.
    Some generic drugs can be bought over counter in Mainland Europe and most prescription drugs can be sourced online.

    The argument Drs use about 3 mths is that after 3mths you should be checked for any side effects-one Dr in wales said that technically if I was out of country for more than 3 mths I should de-register before going and re-register on return.

    Edit-oops,I forgot the private prescription route. (y)
     
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    Perfectly legal if for medical purposes and if sanctioned by doctor or registered nurse:) However, posting a lottery ticket is rather a can of worms.
     
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    We have the same situation over here.
    I just tell the chemist that I will be away for several months and they give me enough medication to cover it
     
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    Hmm I read the same pdf as you,and find it frankly ambiguous (being devil's advocate here) How would you prove it had been sanctioned as per that document.
     

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