Hi - I hope someone can help.
I have two prescription medicines that are long term and have been taking for quite a few years. I managed to secure several months supply of both medicines before I left the UK but that supply is now into the last month. I have been advised by local pharmacy and centro de saude that neither of them is available in Portugal! I cannot exchange them as they are specific long term. I am attempting to find online suppliers and have found a supplier for one of them, bu not the other yet. These are UK based suppliers though and that means having them sent to a UK address and then having to risk having them posted on to me.
This problem is now a real worry. Does anyone have any idea where i can help with this? Both the medicines are manufactured within the EU so I have no idea why they are not available in this country. One is for blood pressure and the other HRT. So hardly uncommon conditions and the two medicines are not unusual or ultra specialised.
The option of exchanging them for other medicines is not a good one because the two i am taking are specific for my health and trying to do so would create very adverse health risks.
Any advice or pointers to where i can get help with this would be very much appreciated as time will soon run out and I will be without either1 Which would cause a lot worse problems.