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Doctor required to prescribe asthma inhalers

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:34pm
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Sam1980

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I’m moving to the island in July/August. I am asthmatic and will be looking for a Doctor to prescribe me my bi-monthly asthma inhalers. Can anyone advise me of someone and what the process is for repeat prescriptions? Many thanks, Sam 

Martin 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:07pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:07pm

Hi Sam, no need for doctors prescription for asthma inhalers. I take my inhaler to pharmacist ( just so they know what I need) and they replace, about half the price of UK .

Sam1980

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:00pm

Sam1980

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:00pm

Martin 2019 wrote on Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:07pm:

Hi Sam, no need for doctors prescription for asthma inhalers. I take my inhaler to pharmacist ( just so they know what I need) and they replace, about half the price of UK .

Hi Martin. That’s great to know thank you. Do they normally need a bit of notice in order to get them in? 

Martin 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50pm

Sam1980 wrote on Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:00pm:

Hi Martin. That’s great to know thank you. Do they normally need a bit of notice in order to get them in? 

They normally have these items in stock, I've never had to order them.

Matty

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:00am

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Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:00am

Martin 2019 wrote on Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:07pm:

Hi Sam, no need for doctors prescription for asthma inhalers. I take my inhaler to pharmacist ( just so they know what I need) and they replace, about half the price of UK .

Hi Martin

Does that include the brown inhaler (clenil)?

Thanks!

Wildrover

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:40am

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Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:40am

Hi 

Not sure what nationality you are, but if you have an E111 card you can see a doctor FREE of charge.

The Medical Centre in Puerto Del Carmen is beside the Biosphere Shopping Centre on Calle Manguia (see map below  

You need to bring your E111 and your PASSPORT

If you are from UK, I think you can still use the service until end of Dec 2020.

My husband and I used it last year and we found it very good. Very short waiting time. I'd recommend it.

Stay safe.

Map

Matty

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 12:57pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 12:57pm

Wildrover wrote on Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:40am:

Hi 

Not sure what nationality you are, but if you have an E111 card you can see a doctor FREE of charge.

The Medical Centre in Puerto Del Carmen is beside the Biosphere Shopping Centre on Calle Manguia (see map below  

You need to bring your E111 and your PASSPORT

If you are from UK, I think you can still use the service until end of Dec 2020.

My husband and I used it last year and we found it very good. Very short waiting time. I'd recommend it.

Stay safe.

Thanks Wildrover.

We are planning on buying a property and relocating to PB next year. I'm scouring the forum for useful information, contacts and helpful nuggets as part of my preparation. I'm from the UK btw.

Sam1980

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:34pm

Sam1980

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Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:34pm

Martin 2019 wrote on Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50pm:

They normally have these items in stock, I've never had to order them.

Great 👍 

Thanks for the info Martin. I will go the pharmacy (if I can ever get a flight back to the island) 

Regards

Samantha 

Sam1980

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:40pm

Sam1980

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Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:40pm

Wildrover wrote on Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:40am:

Hi 

Not sure what nationality you are, but if you have an E111 card you can see a doctor FREE of charge.

The Medical Centre in Puerto Del Carmen is beside the Biosphere Shopping Centre on Calle Manguia (see map below  

You need to bring your E111 and your PASSPORT

If you are from UK, I think you can still use the service until end of Dec 2020.

My husband and I used it last year and we found it very good. Very short waiting time. I'd recommend it.

Stay safe.

Hi Wildrover, 

Thanks for the information. I’m from the U.K. and have a house in Playa Blanca (although still stuck in U.K. at the moment ☹️). Ideally am looking for a medical practice in the Playa Blanca area. But as I am able to get my inhalers from the pharmacy (as per another members advice) I am hoping that is all I will need. But very useful information, thank you very much. 
Samantha 

Martin 2019

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 6:56pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 6:56pm

Matty wrote on Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:00am:

Hi Martin

Does that include the brown inhaler (clenil)?

Thanks!

I can't say for sure on that one, but certainly the blue is ok, which I use.

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