Please register if you want to contribute!

Author Topic: Medicines  (Read 838 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline the wrong side of the valley

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
Medicines
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:25:49 PM »
Hypothetically if some dipstick has forgotten to get a repeat prescription from a doctor in the UK before his trip to Italy, are you likely to be able to buy it over the chemist counter in Italy (when you couldn't in the UK)?
 :-[
I don't want anyone to panic, its not a problem short term, just wondered. 
Its not very contagious, as long as you fly on a separate plane.  ;D


Offline Relaxed

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 497
Re: Medicines
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 02:02:43 AM »
It depends. From your second paragraph (involving contagion and aeroplanes) you should be aware that Glaxo are struggling to produce the Ebola cure in any quantities.... :'(

But - Italian pharmacists all have an excellent grasp of medical English (which, after all, is basically Latin!) and they universally have an e-mail address (probably even a fax machine), so if it happens that you do need a strictly prescription-only medicine they'll have no problem at all in fulfilling it on a note from your English GP or hospital. You'll probably have to pay for it, but you can get it.