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Prescriptions in New Zealand Help please

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1. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone, I would like to know where to look about prescriptions in New Zealand, I have a UK one with letter confirming i need the drugs, i used it get an Australian prescription, I was just wondering if it would be the same in New Zealand.

eg, go see a doctor, get a prescription? and maybe pay

Any help please,

Jay

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3844 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I 'm fairly sure you would have to see a doctor in NZ as I don't think a UK prescription would be accepted. You have to pay for doctor's visits here - it's in the region of $50 - $60 and prescription drugs (from my experience) are around double what you would pay in the UK. You shoudn't have a problem getting hold of the same drugs but you might find they have a different brand name here - last time I went the doctor had to google the name of the prescription that I wanted to find out what it was called here!

3. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Cool thanks, for the info. Seems like what i did in Australia, apart from there prescription cost $90AUD, thanks again.