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Re: Prescriptions!!

Hi Alibobs


Thanks for posting.


It’s understandable that you are frustrated that you can only get your anastrozole prescriptions every two months.


Although repeat prescriptions may be prescribed by GP’s for six months, pharmacists can only dispense two months medication to the patient. As Two Steps Forward suggests, you could ask your GP if there is any flexibility on this.


However, your local pharmacist may also be able to discuss the reasoning for this, as they’re responsible for dispensing your tablets safely.


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Best wishes




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Re: Prescriptions!!

Totally agree! I asked the chemist who said there were some rules about how many drugs you could have at once. She suggested I ask the GP if they can do anything about it. Haven't done that yet but you might want to try the same?



Can you please explain why we are only allowed prescriptions, in my case of anastrozole, of 2 months at a time? Given that we have to take them for 5 years,maybe 10, why cant we collect say 6 months at a time? It just seems a lot of hassle to have to keep requesting them every 2 month!!