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Old 30-12-2011, 23:20
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Can anyone tell me how much prescriptions cost in Mallorca? I have to have daily medication for a thyroid problem and am not yet of pension age. I know i can get an S1 and be able to see a GP for free (i think), but not sure about the prescriptions. Any info would be a great help in my budgeting for when we live in Mallorca (2012).
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Millie, there isn't a fixed cost as such, you have to pay (i think) about 40% of the cost of the medication, so the more expensive it is the more you pay. I pay less than 3€ for mine so it's a lot cheaper than in England .
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In Scotland i pay 3 Euro less than that Sparky
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Thanks for replies. How many months supply do you get for three months? Currently in UK my prescriptions are free as i need the medication for life. I think the tablets i take are very cheap though, which is good for when we do move.
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I meant to write how many months supply do you get for three euros! And I haven't even started on the festive wine yet!
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LOL!! Millie, i thought it was a trick question . It's 1 month per prescription or "receta" in Spanish. It might be a good idea to bring an old prescription with you to show the doctor on your first visit.
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Thank you that's not as bad as I thought. Although I suppose with the new austerity measures this may go up. Let's hope not though.
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You could also try just showing your current pills to the Pharmacist in PP.

On some occasions you can get 'repeat' pills just over the counter like that. I used to do that for Dad's medication and just bought new supplies at the Pharmacy when he needed them.
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I have purchased thyroxine over the counter without a prescription when I hadn't brought enough with me. Cost was as Sparky says about 3 euros a packet.
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