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Repeat prescriptions

Please give us at least 24 hours notice for repeat prescriptions of drugs and food. Prescriptions take 24 hours because they must be checked by a veterinary surgeon; this also gives us time to order medication if necessary.

As stated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons we are legally required to re-examine all patients requiring prescription medication to assess their progress. This must be carried out every 6 months at a minimum (this is equivalent to every 3 years in human terms).

Important notice

Prescription only medicines (POM) are available from this practice.

You may obtain Prescription Only Medicines, category V (POM Vs) from your Veterinary Surgeon or you may ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another Veterinary Surgeon or pharmacy.

Your Veterinary Surgeon may prescribe POM Vs only for animals under their care.

A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an in-patient or immediate treatment is necessary.

You will be informed, on request of the price of any medicine that may be prescribed for your animal.

The general policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions every 3-6 months, but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard charge for a re-examination is £22.50.

The current prices for the ten POM Vs most commonly prescribed or supplied during February-April 2012 were:

  • Antirobe 25mg - 50p per tablet
  • Ceporex 500mg - £1.15 per tablet
  • Clavaseptin 50mg - 65p per tablet
  • Clavaseptin 250mg - £1.55 per tablet
  • Felimazole 5mg - 42p per tablet
  • Fortekor 5mg - £1.12 per tablet
  • Frusemide 40mg - 4p per tablet
  • Fucithalmic - £5.80 per tube
  • Prednisolone 5mg - 8p per tablet
  • Rimifin 50mg - 83p per tablet

Plus: the above drugs have a dispensing fee of £7.50

Further information on the prices of medicines is available on request.

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