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can a chemist give me a prescription?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grandelf, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    In short, my psoriasis is flaring up something chronic this week, been a long time since it was this bad.

    The doctors is shut all weekend, and I'm not due back to see the specialist for good few weeks (still waiting for an appointment), and there are no walk in type centres other than the local A+E anywhere near by.

    Is it possible for me to go to the local chemist and get something from them?
    I am guessing they would be able to give me (well make me pay for) an over the counter type item, but is it possible for the to get me my normal cream, something like dovobet ointment?


     
  2. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    In short, my psoriasis is flaring up something chronic this week, been a long time since it was this bad.

    The doctors is shut all weekend, and I'm not due back to see the specialist for good few weeks (still waiting for an appointment), and there are no walk in type centres other than the local A+E anywhere near by.

    Is it possible for me to go to the local chemist and get something from them?
    I am guessing they would be able to give me (well make me pay for) an over the counter type item, but is it possible for the to get me my normal cream, something like dovobet ointment?


     
  3. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Have you got an empty one? They can sometimes provide an emergency top-up to tide you over.
     
  4. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    if you have the packet with the prescription type sticker on it, they prob will. they've done it for me with the pill before.
     
  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I don't think a pharmacist can give prescription only medicines without a script from a doctor. Have you tried your local NHS walk in centre?
     
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Aren't you covered by the National Elf service?
     
  7. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    oh dear ......
     
  8. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    I have one i think of the dovobet ointments, the main cream i use (which I still have) takes at least 5 days for the hospital to make up for me but will ask about that as well when I go!
     
  9. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Senior commenter

  10. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    My chemist was prepared to give me a week's worth of statin tablets when the repeat prescription hadn't come in yet. I'm not sure if it's a bending of the rules or not, but I guess if your needs are well known and there is no issue of serious danger the chemist will be sensible.
     
  11. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

  12. yep, I've had steroid creams when my repeat script wasn't ready (my own fault.) I don't know if all pharmacists can do it: I was directed from one shop to another, as the first couldn't do it.
     
  13. laffal0t

    laffal0t New commenter

    Yes they can depending on what it is, as has been said, take in your empty box/pack if you have one. If it's a chemist you use on a regular basis they might have your more complocated cream on file too and be able to give you an emergancy supply.
    Be worth going and asking! Failing all else they may be able to suggest something to ease things till you get your prescription....
    Does your Doctor not have a Saturday morning emergancy surgery? If they do you could phone and request a rpt prescription.


    :eek:)
     
  14. Yes they can.

    It is easier for them if you normally use them as they have a record but I've had precription only pills from a chemist. They can give something like 4 days supply
     

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