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Epilepsy Medication

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Epilepsy Medication

Post Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:13 am

Hi
I'm looking for information on medication in Spain. I'm moving over to spain with my husband and 2 children, we will both be working and paying towards social security so i know we will all be covered by the Spainish health system. My daughter has epilepsy and takes 6 tablets a day so needs to see her doctor on a monthly basis so she can have a repeat prescription on her medication, because she is only 3 in the UK her medication is free but how do we stand in Spain?
Will it still be free because we pay social serurity or will we have to pay?
If anyone has any info then that would be great.
Natalie x

 

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Re: Epilepsy Medication

Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:06 am

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP.......

 

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Re: Epilepsy Medication

Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:10 am

has anyone found out any info yet?

 

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Re: Epilepsy Medication

Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:46 pm

Hi sorry, as far as I am aware you have to pay for medication and prescriptions my next door neighbour as chronic asthma and has to buy his inhalers which work out quiet costly. When I first came here I found the medication to be cheap but I came straight from Ireland where prescriptions cost the earth but lately like everything else the prices have risen, the last time we bought antibiotics they were about 8/9E and about 5E for ibuprofen. The good thing is here you can bypass the doctor for prescriptions and buy them direct from the farmacia.

 

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Re: Epilepsy Medication

Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:07 pm

Yes as far as I'm aware you have to pay for medicines in Spain so if you have a long term problem it will be more expensive. I think even with private health you have to pay for day to day medicinces don't you?

 

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Re: Epilepsy Medication

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:59 am

Thanks for the info - not really what i wanted to hear thought!!
natalie

 

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Re: Epilepsy Medication

Post Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:40 am

My wife suffers from epilepsy and we were worried about the cost of her medication as its free in the uk as well...

Looks like a large slice of our budget is going to be eaten up as she is on 3 different types of medication.

 

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