prescription only medicine


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prescription only medicine

A UK term for a medicine requiring a prescription, which is written by a doctor, dentist, nurse or other approved practitioner directing the supply (e.g., no refill, up to three refills, etc.), and its manner of administration (e.g., liquid, injectable, etc.).
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According to FUW figures prescription only medicines are being sold in other EU countries for between 40 and 50pc less than for identical products in Britain.
Be particularly careful when buying prescription only medicines abroad.
Changes to the Prescription Only Medicines Order mean some common products to relieve hay fever - Hismanal and Triludan - will only be supplied if you have a prescription.

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