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1. Posted by Char_85 (Budding Member 42 posts) 6y

Hey all,

I will be heading to New Zealand in the next few months. I will have a prescription from my doctor but I am not sure if I can get this filled in NZ? I can't buy more than 6 months worth at home and also worried about having such a large supply of tablets in my backpack. Can anyone offer advice on this? Maybe someone has been in the same pickle?Anything at all will be greatly appreciated

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

You shouldn't have a problem finding the same medication in New Zealand but you may find it has a different brand name here. When I asked the doctor for some more of the medication that I had been prescribed in the UK she had to google it to find the equivalent here in NZ!

A visit to the doctors will cost you between $50 and $60 here.

3. Posted by Char_85 (Budding Member 42 posts) 6y

Thanks Bex! Feel a bit better knowing that :) Do you know if I just need to bring a prescription from my doctor or if I would need a letter to accompany it? I'm a bit of a worrier and need to know a lot before I go somewhere!!