Anyone know if you need a doctors prescription to get antibiotics at a chemist in Gib. or Spain.
I know that in some countries they are easily bought over the counter..
However I have read that some pharmacies will still sell them without and some won't. All I can suggest is that you ask and if that particular pharmacy says no, just try another one.
Officially yes, you now need a doctor's prescription...
However, Spain being Spain it depends which farmacia you try.
In March, I tried a couple of farmacias in Benidorm to buy Amoxicillin and was refused, I then tried another one and was sold them and I wasn't just buying one course of tablets, I bought several courses for various members of my family.
I've just come back from the Costa del Sol and tried to buy some Amoxicillin in La Carihuela (between Torremolinos and Benalmadena) and I was refused, we then took a walk into Torremolinos and en route I tried another farmacia, he sold me a packet containing 24x 500mg tablets, but he would only sell me one packet and he took a few seconds to give me a really "hard look over" before committing himself.
On reaching Torremolinos town centre, I tried the farmacia in the town centre ( I'd better not name the street in case somebody is reading this and they clamp down on the farmacia) and he sold me 2 packets containing 24x 500mgs and I have the feeling that he would have sold me more, if I'd have asked or been wanting more.
But what peed me off, the farmacia en route charged me ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬3.85 for the antibiotics and the same product cost me ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬2.70 in Torremolinos.(ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬5.40)
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