Prescribing legislation

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By law, a veterinary surgeon can only prescribe relevant veterinary medicinal products following a clinical assessment of an animal under their care.

In line with the British Veterinary Association guidelines, the policy of this practice is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions for, or supplies of, relevant veterinary medicinal products every 3-6 months (dependant on the type of medication), but this may vary with individual circumstances. The standard charge for a re-examination is the same as a subsequent consultation (currently £18.88).

A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an in-patient or immediate treatment is necessary.

Upon request, any member of staff will be happy to provided a quote of the cost of any medicine that may be prescribed for your pet.

You may obtain relevant prescription-only medicines, category V (POM-Vs) from your veterinary surgeon or ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacy. Prescriptions are available from this practice, providing the pet meets the above prescribing guidelines. The current price of a prescription is £10.42.

The current prices for the ten veterinary medicinal products most commonly prescribed during the past three months are:

Noroclav tablets (250mg) £1.52 per tablet
Noroclav tablets (50mg) 85p per tablet
Carprieve tablets (50mg) £1.14 per tablet
Fortekor tablets (2.5mg) 67p per tablet
Prednicare tablets (5mg) 7p per tablet
Tramadol capsules (50mg) 8p per capsule
Carprieve tablets (20mg) 68p per tablet
Vetmedin flavour tablets (1.25mg) 37p per tablet
Antepsin suspension 9p per ml
Frusemide tablets (20mg) 20p per tablet

Further information on the prices of medicines is available on request.