Medical prescription for purchasing medication abroad

Prescriptions issued in other EU countries must be filled at Finnish pharmacies and Finnish prescriptions must be filled in other EU countries. The reciprocal recognition of European prescriptions based on the EU Patient Directive only applies to the EU countries. EEA countries and Switzerland can fill prescriptions issued in EU countries, but are not obliged […]

Medical prescription for purchasing medication abroad

What is a European prescription? A European prescription is a paper printout that is used when you wish to purchase medication in another EU country. You can ask your doctor for a European prescription called a ‘Medical prescription for purchasing medication abroad’. Your doctor will then print out a medical prescription in English, which you […]

Filling foreign medical prescriptions in Finland

Prescriptions issued in other EU or EEA countries or Switzerland must be filled in Finland if they carry the following information: patient’s surname, first name and date of birth prescription’s date of issue information on the prescribing professional: surname, first name, professional qualification, direct contact information (e-mail address and phone number or fax with the […]

Prescriptions for purchase of medication abroad

For medication to be purchased in another EU country, the doctor prints out a prescription called a ‘Medical prescription for purchasing medication abroad’ in place of a patient guide. The paper form is necessary because the EU countries do not have shared systems for processing medical prescriptions electronically. The Medical prescription for purchasing medication abroad […]