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Prescriptions in New Zealand Help please

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1. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 7y

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 3711 posts) 7y

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) 7y

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