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16-01-2021, 16:19   #1
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Monthly prescription query

I get a large prescription (pay max of €114 to pharmacy). Even though it’s a 3 month prescription, pharmacy will only dispense monthly.
Is it an option to obtain more than 1 month in order to travel abroad? (Paying €114 x how many months obviously).
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17-01-2021, 10:30   #2
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I've heard of a few patients doing this. That said, with numerous shortages of meds even before Brexit, some pharmacists might only dispense a month at time to ensure that there are enough medications for all patients.
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It can be done if you’re travelling, depending on the types of medicines involved the pharmacist may wish to speak to your doctor before dispensing to ensure there’s no safety concerns
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I'm fairly certain it wouldn't be possible to do this under DPS as the limit is calender month based (except for once a year allowance for two 28 days landing in the same month); so you'd need to pay full price for the additional months rather than 3*114
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I'm fairly certain it wouldn't be possible to do this under DPS as the limit is calender month based (except for once a year allowance for two 28 days landing in the same month); so you'd need to pay full price for the additional months rather than 3*114
You can for travel, ask your pharmacist to contact the DPS if they are unsure but I have done it before.
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