Important Changes Regarding Urgent Prescriptions

As from 1st April 2016 only the following medications will be classed as Urgent:

  • Insulin
  • “Reliever” Inhalers (usually but not always blue)
  • Lithium (Priadel/Camcolit)
  • Prograf, Advagraf, Modigraf, Capexion, Tacni, Salbutamol, Ipratropium
  • Warfarin
  • Heparin injections (Clexane/Fragmin etc)
  • Beta blockers (drugs ending in “lol”)
  • Nitrates (Imdur/Isotard/ISMO/GTN spray etc)
  • NOACs (Apixaban-eliquis/Rivaroxaban-xarelto/Dabigatran-pradaxa)
  • Olanzapine
  • Quetiapine
  • Risperidone
  • Dosulepin
  • Drugs for Epilepsy
    Phenobarbital, Levetiracetam (Keppra), Lamotragine (Lamictal), Lacosamide (Vimpat), Carbamazepine (Tegratol/Carbagen), Oxcarbazine (Trileptal), Gabapentin (Neurontin), Phenytoin (Epanutin), Topiramate (Topamax) Sodium Valproate (Epilim/Depakote), Zonisamide (Zonegran), Clobazam, Clonazepam
  • Co-beneldopa (Madopar)
  • Co-careldopa (Sinemet/Stalevo)
  • Long term oral steroids (Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone)
  • Adrenaline injections (Jext/Anapen/Epipen)
  • Palliative Care patients

Your prescription will usually be ready two full working days after the receipt of your request.

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you order in good time before you run out of supplies; especially near a Bank Holiday as the pharmacies may be closed.

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