Purchasing medication abroad

You can buy medicines from other EU or EEA countries either with a separate paper prescription or with an electronic prescription. Paper prescription for purchasing medication abroad You can ask the prescribing professional for a prescription that is valid in EU and EEA countries. The prescription is called a ‘Medical prescription for purchasing medication abroad’. […]

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 […]

Using a foreign medical prescription in Finland

Prescriptions written 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 […]

Medicines and medical prescriptions

For medication to be purchased in another EU country, the doctor prints out a medical prescription from the Kanta.fi system for purchasing medication abroad in place of a patient guide. The paper form is necessary because for the present, EU countries do not have a shared system for processing medical prescriptions electronically. A system is […]