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Prescription medications

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:37pm
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Lenny M

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Afternoon all, we sre moving to Villamartin in July and wondered what prescriptions can be purchased at the pharmacia if you have the UK prescription?

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:39pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:39pm

Lenny M wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 12:37pm:

Afternoon all, we sre moving to Villamartin in July and wondered what prescriptions can be purchased at the pharmacia if you have the UK prescription?

Your question is wide open..

What prescription medication are you wanting? 

If you give correct information then you can be better informed. 

Steve 

Lenny M

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:48pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:48pm

tebo53 wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 12:39pm:

Your question is wide open..

What prescription medication are you wanting? 

If you give correct information then you can be better informed. 

Steve 

Hi Steve I have these medications prescribed:

RIVAROXABAN

RABEPRAZOLE

AMOLDIPINE

ALLOPURINOL

Thanks

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:57pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:57pm

Lenny M wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 12:48pm:

Hi Steve I have these medications prescribed:

RIVAROXABAN

RABEPRAZOLE

AMOLDIPINE

ALLOPURINOL

Thanks

You can purchase Blood Pressure tablets and medication to reduce stomach acids over the counter but as for the other meds I think you will need a doctors prescription. 

If you are moving to Villamartin permanently then you should have private healthcare who may write a prescription but medication will cost you full price.

If you have healthcare through the S1 healthcare scheme then meds will probably be no more than 10% of full cost. 

Steve 

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:59pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:59pm

Lenny M wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 12:48pm:

Hi Steve I have these medications prescribed:

RIVAROXABAN

RABEPRAZOLE

AMOLDIPINE

ALLOPURINOL

Thanks

Hello

 I recognise a couple of those but,I would say now it's very difficult to purchase  some items over the counter, most farmacias in my area are much stricter now. Some people will say its ok where they live, but I see people turned away often at the biggest phamacy that I use.

Surelyi  if you are moving here ,you want something more permanent/available  than this? 

Lenny M

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 1:05pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 1:05pm

tebo53 wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 12:57pm:

You can purchase Blood Pressure tablets and medication to reduce stomach acids over the counter but as for the other meds I think you will need a doctors prescription. 

If you are moving to Villamartin permanently then you should have private healthcare who may write a prescription but medication will cost you full price....

...

If you have healthcare through the S1 healthcare scheme then meds will probably be no more than 10% of full cost. 

Steve 

Many thanks 

Lenny M

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 1:08pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 1:08pm

Lenny M wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 1:05pm:

Many thanks 

Hi Steve as we aren't pensioners we will have to have private health care any suggestions of who to go with?

Lenny

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 1:46pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 1:46pm

Lenny M wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 12:37pm:

Afternoon all, we sre moving to Villamartin in July and wondered what prescriptions can be purchased at the pharmacia if you have the UK prescription?

Don't know if this is still possible in the UK, when we moved here 7 years ago my husband was able to get a prescription for 6 months as he needs the tablets permanently, that gave us the breathing we needed to sort ourselves out here in Spain.

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 1:47pm

Lenny M wrote on Thu May 19, 2022 1:08pm:

Hi Steve as we aren't pensioners we will have to have private health care any suggestions of who to go with?

Lenny

Sorry Lenny can't help with that as I've always had my healthcare through the S1 scheme. 

I assumed that you would have private healthcare already to gain your visa to live in Spain permanently. 

Steve 

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 2:57pm

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Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 2:57pm

Something else to consider is that not all UK prescribed medicines will be available in Spain. In some case there may be direct substitutes but where not you should definitely consult a doctor before self medicating.

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