Can I buy co-codamol in supermarkets?
Co-codamol is Pharmacy Only (but you don’t need a prescription) – you will not get it in a supermarket, and pharmacies will usually only sell 3 days supply after questioning you.
What medication can you buy over the counter in Spain?
Unlike in other EU countries (including the UK) you cannot buy simple medications from the supermarket or corner shop in Spain. Simple painkillers, like paracetamol and ibuprofen can only be purchased from the pharmacy, which goes some way to explain why they’re so integral to day-to-day Spanish living.
Can you buy codeine or co-codamol over the counter?
You can buy co-codamol (paracetamol and low-dose codeine) over the counter. Higher-dose codeine has to be prescribed. It’s not recommended to take codeine or other medium-strength prescribed painkillers on a long-term basis as this could lead to you becoming dependent on them.
Can you buy co-codamol on the Internet?
You can buy co-codamol tablets online from our UK registered online pharmacy. This medication should be used with caution due to the potential for addiction. Used correctly, it can help alleviate pain which pain killers such as paracetamol alone, is not effective on.
Can you get codeine from supermarket?
Over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers are painkillers that you can buy from a pharmacy or shop without needing a prescription from your GP. These include paracetamol, ibuprofen, low-dose codeine and aspirin.
Do you need a prescription for medication in Spain?
Pharmacies in Spain are not like US drugstores where you can pick up prescription medication, food, school supplies, and even alcohol. Spanish pharmacies are strictly for medication and some hygiene, beauty, and baby products.
Do you need prescription in Spain?
Prescription medicines are not free in Spain. With an EHIC or GHIC you get a reduced rate, but you’ll still pay: 50% of the prescription price. 10% of the prescription price if you have a UK State Pension ‒ you may need to show proof that you’re a pensioner to pay this rate.
Can I buy over the counter antibiotics in Spain?
Despite being illegal, over-the-counter sales of antibiotics still occurs in Spain. The supply of an antibiotic from a pharmacy without a prescription involves a consultation with a pharmacist.
Can I buy co-codamol tablets over the counter?
You can buy the lowest strength of co-codamol (8/500) without a prescription but only from a pharmacy. The higher strengths (15/500 and 30/500) are only available on prescription from a doctor.
How do you get prescribed co-codamol?
If you are currently prescribed co-codamol 8/500 this will now be prescribed as:
- Paracetamol 500mg. Take ONE or TWO for pain up to FOUR times a day. Max of 8 in 24 hours.
- Codeine 15mg. Take HALF or ONE tablet when needed for pain. Try to take a maximum of 2 – 3 times per week.
Is tramadol stronger than codeine?
Tramadol is a synthesized opioid, which means it has a chemical structure similar to codeine, but it’s made in a lab. Codeine and tramadol are considered less potent than other opioids.