Do I need a prescription to get this medication in Spain?

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19 Jan 2012 12:00 AM by emjharts Star rating. 33 posts Send private message

 I take Eltroxin - for an underactive thyroid. In the UK I have to have a prescription for it but it is free. i remember once when I forgot to take it on holiday to Malta I was able to buy a pack for 65 cents from a Pharmacy there, could I do the same in Spain or would I have to see a Doctor to get a prescription written?

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19 Jan 2012 8:16 PM by mr.kevin Star rating in Costa Blanca. 189 posts Send private message

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Most pharmacia by us on the costa blanca will give drugs without a prescription, speak to the head guy in there and explain your situation and you will probably get what you want if you can't get it over the counter.

It is better if you know the generic name of the drug, it is often cheaper than the branded version.

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19 Jan 2012 9:21 PM by bobaol Star rating. 2253 posts Send private message

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 Levothyroxine.  Depending on the type of medication, some pharmacists will only issue them with a prescription whilst others are quite happy to provide a months worth.  If you have your UK prescription or even the pack of old medication you will have no problem obtaining it.

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20 Jan 2012 5:08 AM by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5240 posts Send private message


Sorry but I would have thought the easiest way to find out is to ask at a farmacia (chemist shop)

You can see a doctor free, if you have a European Health Card

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26 Jan 2012 5:56 PM by mariadecastro Star rating in Algeciras (Cadiz). 9380 posts Send private message

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 Yes, just ask in a Farmacia


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19 Feb 2012 9:20 PM by Star rating. 97 posts Send private message

 Here is a little help:

"Necesito una receta para Eltroxin?"

Do I need a prescription for Eltroxin?

Hope that helps!

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