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Diabetes - Insulin availability and where to buy?

Post by cjcorney » Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:35 am

Hi,

Just moved to SG from the UK and need to find out which types of insulins (I use Novo Rapid and Levermir) are available and where I can buy them but so far can find no useful resources on the web or pharmacy websites.

Also need to find out if I can buy Levothyroxine tablets over the counter too?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

Chris

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Re: Diabetes - Insulin availability and where to buy?

Post by taxico » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 3:21 pm

cjcorney wrote:Just moved to SG from the UK and need to find out which types of insulins (I use Novo Rapid and Levermir) are available and where I can buy them but so far can find no useful resources on the web or pharmacy websites.

Also need to find out if I can buy Levothyroxine tablets over the counter too?
i know levemir is available in singapore but you will probably not find much information about it on the internet.

try the day pharmacy at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. i'm sure you can ask about novorapid also.

levothyroxine is not OTC in singapore.

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Post by AmericaninSG » Thu, 12 Jan 2012 5:57 pm

Singapore is very strict with these things. you will not be able to get those products without visiting a GP.

However you can order online and have it shipped here. The health board will make you sign saying its for personal use only. They may even ask for your doctors prescription note from the UK

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Post by cwright » Fri, 11 May 2012 12:06 am

Hi,

Im also moving to Singapore in a few weeks time and am a type 1 diabetic. Im currently using novorapid and levemir and just want to know if these brands are available as I dont really want to change insulin to another brand.

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Christian

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