And it's funny that you have to remind that, because, on another forum, somebody mentioned that pharmacists here are very lax, and you can claim that you are a tourist and you that you need the medication as such medication is not available in the next country you are visiting etc. etc.boffenl wrote:You'll need to see a doctor--and the rules for prescribing such meds have very recently gotten a bit more difficult. All docs must input the NRIC/name and the dosage into a nation wide database. To stop patients from doctor hopping and getting more than they realistically need.
My neighborhood doc just put a new sign up saying he no longer carries the sleeping pills in his clinic. I guess he would give you the prescription and you'd have to fill it at Guardian or Watsons pharmacies--then they'll have to add you to the database.
The person went on to advice that 'pharmacy hopping' with specifically looking out for foreign pharmacists seem to do the trick ....
To which I disagreed with, but I didn't want to get into a shooting match
Personally, I have had urgent calls for help from back home, for various medications and I had the fun of getting medication from Mount E, after the Mount E doctors on call personally spoke with the corresponding doctors back home, each and every time, as the medication was not available back home, and I was pretty amused when some guys insist that you can bypass the prescription process for Non-OTC medication
How does the pharmacies handle 'tourists' with serious allergies and need large dosage of pseudephedrine, for example ??