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Old 01-05-2007, 13:30
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Default medicines / pharmacies / prescriptions

I am led to believe that one can buy 'UK prescription' medicines such as antibiotics over the counter in Spain,without prescription?

Is that true? I get the odd attack of gout, & wonder if I need to get my supply of tablets - colchicine & diclofenac - topped up in UK before our next trip to PP the end of the month?
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:25
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Hi smg.

We allways stock up on Amoxcillin antibiotics when we're in Spain, cheaper than UK (unless you live in Wales of course)and available over the counter.

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Old 02-05-2007, 06:05
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Wifey suffers from terrible migranes, and has to take Zomig for which you need a prescription in UK. You can buy it over the counter at most Pharmacies in PP and around
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Old 03-05-2007, 00:48
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Hi...just to advise not all medicines can be bought without prescription....last year a friend of ours did not bring enough of his medication with him and was not able to buy it at the pharmacy....he had to make an appointment to see a doctor first - yet more euro's -just for a prescription...
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