What is the cream called? I'll be yelled at for this, but use by dates for cream (non steroidal) are largely insignificent.
Creams are classed as liquids and a large pot of any type of cream will/should be confiscated by most airlines, with or without presentation of the prescription. Otherwise all plane hijackers would carry liquid explosives hidden in pots of E45 with a prescription, n'est-ce pas?? Think the security at airports have figured that one out ...
English prescriptions are not dispensed here as such but most pharmacists will issue them and you pay for it. It won't be reimbursable unless you go via the doctor, as previously posted.
Depends what your talking about of course. A huge tub of E45 costs a few quid, a tube of Daivonex costs about 60 euros.
Also you'll know that all pharmacies play by different rules. One in my town won't even renew a repeat prescription from a doctor for Zopicline (sleeping tablets) because it's on the list of non-repeat medicines, but the other one down the road will flog you a packet without a prescription ...
What I'd probably do is get the name of the cream and the quantity, and assuming you have full health cover, go to your doctor and get a prescription for it in your name. You don't say what the skin cream is for - exzema, psoriasis? Job done. My doctor with whom I've been registered for 12 years just waits for my list of medicaments on the rare occasions I visit him and sticks renewable 6 months on the bottom with all the medicines in the largest quantities allowed per prescription. Last time my son went to see him, on their way out of his surgery he said 'anything for you today?' I said, yes please ....................... and he added them all to my son's prescription.
Posted on: 13/08/2012 at 18:03