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Re: UK pharmacy that ships to Switzerland?

The price per tablet, with a prescription, is much lower than OTC.
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Old 05.01.2023, 14:53
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The price per tablet, with a prescription, is much lower than OTC.
Indeed.
I have 1g paracetamol tablets on prescription and the cost is just under 20 chf for a box of a hundred tablets.
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Old 05.01.2023, 16:58
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I have bought more than one packet at a time without issue. But given the price, you practically need a mortgage!
Really? I got a lecture once from a pretty stuck-up young assistant rambling on about how we use too much pharmaceutical stuff here in Switzerland, and didn’t dare asking again .

Will go along with a stick on my shoulder there again tomorrow, and demand to be served more than one packet .
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Old 05.01.2023, 18:45
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The price per tablet, with a prescription, is much lower than OTC.
Buying Ibuprofen OTC, my pharmacy routinely gives the lysine one, which a) is faster acting and b) more expensive than straight ibuprofen. My doc prescribed ibuprofen and I got just that - not the one with lysin.

An aside: my annual medical spend is ~7K. That means if I want medication, I can make an appointment, see my doctor, get a prescription and not pay for it as such. Seems a bit of a waste. I think if you yearly are necessarily a high spender, you should get OTC for free!

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Really? I got a lecture once from a pretty stuck-up young assistant rambling on about how we use too much pharmaceutical stuff here in Switzerland, and didnít dare asking again .
Maybe you have no choice, but really - I'd get a new pharmacy.
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Really? I got a lecture once from a pretty stuck-up young assistant rambling on about how we use too much pharmaceutical stuff here in Switzerland, and didnít dare asking again .
Personally, I think she's got a point. But then it's the pharmacies which are selling it and the doctors recommending it.
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Personally, I think she's got a point. But then it's the pharmacies which are selling it and the doctors recommending it.
You know what? Since that little lecture, I have thought about any and every ibuprofen I have consumed since then, and asked myself if it’s really necessary. In most cases it isn’t (only when I get stuck with acute sinusitis due to allergies occasionally).

And now, I only take it if absolutely necessary. Saves money and is probably much healthier. And the Apotheke I go to is one of the best, that I go to since many years and they know me.

https://www.apotheke-rigi.ch/

So you’re right Tom1234, and actually no changes needed!
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