Purchasing medication abroad

A medical prescription for purchasing medication abroad is issued using the name of the active substance in the medicine. The prescription can be issued using the trade name if the product in question is a biological medicine or if the use of the trade name is medically justified. The doctor in question must justify the […]

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 EEC 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 […]