Last checked: 11/10/2022

Buying medicine in another EU country

You may need to buy prescription medicine from a pharmacy while you are in another EU country. To do this, you should make sure that your prescription includes the right information. The also applies if you want to buy medicine from a pharmacy in your own country with a prescription from a doctor abroad.  You should also be aware of rules on pharmacy expenses and how to get a reimbursement.

Medicine that doesn't require a prescription can be bought freely throughout the EU and is not covered here. If you buy medicine online, specific rules apply depending on the country you are in.

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