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Old 02-03-2013, 11:47
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Hello - can anyone suggest an English speaking pharmacy in the area. I am here for 2 months and unfortunately the bag containing my medication (Lisinopril, bendroflumethiazide, and HRT) has gone missing. I have enough for immediate use but want to see if I can get replacements without having to get someone to send them to me from the UK. I have my UK prescription with me & was hoping to find an English speaking pharmacy where I could explain my predicament - some of it may even be that they are available here without prescription but my Spanish isn't up to this level of complexity yet

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:08
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Hi Callie you will find the staff in all the farmacias speak excellent English and they are also very helpful. Not sure if you can get your medication without a prescription but if not you can go to health centre with your EHIC card and passport, the doctor should be able to provide one.
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Old 02-03-2013, 14:06
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Hi Callie,

I agree with Sparky and would especially recommend the large farmacia just before the traffic lights on the main road C / Juan XXIII - there is a chap in there (sorry don┤t know his name) who has excellent English and the girls do too. We had a similar incident with my father in law and wrote down the names of the medications needed and she gave us what she could without a prescription and for the rest we went to the PAC in Pollensa old town (at the back of the bus stop) and got a prescription for the other items there.

It is very easy to do - good luck.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:48
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thank you both very much - I shal give it a go on Monday
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:03
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Just a quick update - I was able to get 2 of the items from the lovely pharmacist that you recommended but I]can't get any HRT. I went to the Healthe Centre but they say that my particular type isn't avaiable in Spain so I need to speak to my UK GP to find an alternative- although I'm not sure that she'll know what's available here .
Him indoors is really looking forward to the mood swings if I can't get it sorted
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Old 15-03-2013, 19:45
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Might be worthwhile to see if you can contact the manufacturer of the HRT and ask them if they maybe sell it in Spain under a different name?
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Old 16-03-2013, 11:17
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thanks Mike - brilliant idea. I emailed the US HQ but they weren't able to help me so I've contacted the Madrid office - sadly my Spanish isn't good enough to explain the situation properly so I've had to do it in English - we'll see what Monday brings
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Old 16-03-2013, 12:07
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Hi Callie,

As you are in PP for a while, maybe you could get your prescription repeated & collected by someone (poss friend or family member) in Uk & then meds posted out to you in PP? Just another idea for consideration.
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Old 17-03-2013, 22:56
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have visited various pharmacies over the years...they're all good english speakers

I'm on 2 regular prescriptions; MUCH better value in PP over the counter, just bring your tablet packet & stock up whilst on hols
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