For your information: Prescription Quantities

If you have a long-term condition or manage a number of conditions, you may be required to order your prescriptions at different times.


Pharmacies can hold prescriptions in bulk so you do not need to keep requesting them from your GP.

If you take regular medication your GP may pass a number of months worth of medication to your pharmacist. They can then release these to you.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I get a six- month prescription?

Yes, if your doctor prescribes you a six-month prescription.


Can I get more than one month’s prescription?

Again, yes, depending on what your doctor prescribes you and for how long.


What does four times a day mean?


A medication may be required to be taken four times a day spread out over the hours of the day that you’re awake.


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