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Prescriptions for patients living or travelling abroad

Patients travelling off Island who are taking regular medications can be prescribed a maximum of three months’ supply. In the case of controlled drugs an maximum of 30 days can be supplied.

Patients travelling off Island for over three months will be given a sufficient supply of any regular medication to allow them to get to their destination and find a local supplier.

In line with current guidelines, ‘just in case’ travel medication, for example anti-diarrhoeal medicine, antihistamines or antibiotics, cannot be prescribed.