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Hiya, I am abroad and I will be longer than I thought. I need more medication, is there any way to do it if I contact my gp? Never happened to me before so not sure if need to go to the Dr in the country I am, Spain.

GSM
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
nina090976
nina0909762 months ago

You might be able to get it from a Dr where you are,although they dont have your medical history,it might be tricky.Maybe contact your gp back home and get some advice,hopefully you get it sorted x

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GSM
GSM
Original Poster
2 months ago

nina090976 yes I will need to do that as I don't have ni in the country where I am staying so I doubt they would see me.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 months ago

Have you the box with your current medication and dosage? If so, a local GP will be able to prescribe a further short supply for you.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

I try to make sure i always get my medication before i go on holiday abroad. Contact your GP tell your doctor your situation and make sure your fully stocked up before you go.

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

chelseaturpin At least you've got some sense, not like the OP.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Yes TheChimp I am not sure why you would ask this question on a chat forum rather than a Medic here or there.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

TheChimp its just common sense tbh. Ive been on Keppra since 17 and never go anywhere without it and make sure that if im booking a holiday i count my medication before hand and if i dont have enough ill either get more from my doctor or schedule the holiday to another time.

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GSM
GSM
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2 months ago

I always plan in advance when going on holiday however I can't go back to uk for external reasons so didn't plan on that. Will contact my gp and see what he can do. Thanks for your replies.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

GSM try and get in touch with a local doctor that speaks English and pass on your doctors details to them and what medication you need, they might get the exact medication for you or something similar you can whilst your stuck out there.

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k4ren2006
k4ren20062 months ago

Depending where you go, for example, I've heard that if you take your British prescription to a pharmacy in Spain, they'll sell you the medication x

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