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'Repeat Prescriptions'

GPs will only prescribe a limited amount of a drug at any one time (usually a month's supply), and many drugs only have a limited shelf life. So if your treatment is continuous you will need to get repeat prescriptions from your doctor.

Your GP will probably be able to give you a repeat prescription card naming the drugs you take regularly. You can then leave this with the receptionist for your doctor to issue a repeat prescription without needing to make an appointment to see him. Remember that this will take a day or so, so don't leave it until your last pill to ask for a repeat prescription. Most GPs have a limit on the number of repeat prescriptions they will issue without seeing you. Your GP may ask you to make an appointment to see him after about six months.

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