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Running out of meds what to do?

(7 Posts)
AnxiousMunchkin Fri 03-Jun-16 08:10:48

Stupid me forgot to reorder my repeat prescription (well I tried a few times didn't get through and kept forgetting as well). I have 2 pills left and the earliest I'll get a prescription now is Monday.

Should I take one every other day, or cut the dose in half each day?

Am on Sertraline 100mg, I have some propanolol to help as well.

LauraLovesLattes Fri 03-Jun-16 08:18:19

Have you managed to explain the situation to your doctors surgery? I've been in a similar situation (for an inhaler though) and the doctor was able to sign a prescription to collect on the day.

TheoriginalLEM Fri 03-Jun-16 08:20:41

either or should be fine. im on a similar drug and they have a fsirly long half life.

AnxiousMunchkin Fri 03-Jun-16 08:25:33

Still haven't got to speak to a real person at the doctors yet, but I'm away now until Sunday anyway so couldn't pick anything up later anyway, Monday will be the earliest.

peggyundercrackers Fri 03-Jun-16 08:29:03

If you phone the doc they will get a chemist to deliver it for you, at least that would happen here. All doctors here work with chemists to deliver prescriptions. If a prescription is on repeat they are normally happy to give you a repeat over the phone.

AnxiousMunchkin Fri 03-Jun-16 09:53:15

Going to try phoning again in a bit, on the train going away for the weekend now. Will look where the nearest chemist to where we're staying is. Fingers crossed.

DigestiveBiscuit Mon 06-Jun-16 21:04:08

If you have something in writing like a repeat prescription form or the dose is in a medical report, you can get an emergency supply of 5 days from a pharmacy. You have to pay though whatever the pharmacist chooses to charge. We found once that Boots told our daughter to go to a walk in centre and get a prescription, but independent pharmacies are more helpful - it's in the BNF about emergency supplies. On another front, controlled drugs cannot be supplied like this in an emergency.

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