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If you need regular medication for a stable long-term health condition, your GP can prescribe a maximum supply of three months.
If you are taking a course of medication that will finish during your holiday, then get advice from your GP. They may be able to give you a repeat prescription.
However, this will depend on, for example:
Talk to your GP about this. They will only give you an NHS prescription if they think that you need the medication. They don’t have to give you an NHS prescription just because you think you should have the medication.
Some GPs will provide private prescriptions if they agree that you should take medication in case you’re ill while you’re away. You will have to pay for a private prescription.
If you are going abroad for more than three months, your GP may prescribe medication to last until you can make arrangements to get it at your destination. This might be by:
If you’re travelling outside the EU, before you go, check with your GP whether you can get your medication in the countries you’re travelling to. You can also contact each country’s embassy or high commission for advice.
Before you travel find out if there are any restrictions on taking your medicine in and out of:
Some medicines available over the counter in the UK may be controlled in other countries. For more information, see the following link to the NHS website… Find out more
If you are given any medication while you are away, try to find out if it’s legal to bring it back into the UK. If you are in any doubt, declare it at customs when you come back