Repeat prescriptions now valid for longer

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions on movement and the need to keep vulnerable persons at home as far as possible, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has temporarily extended the period for which medicine prescriptions are valid from 6 months to 12 months.

This means that if you received a valid repeat prescription for Schedule 2, 3 and/or 4 medicines any time from 30 October 2019, you will not need to arrange for a new repeat prescription for the following 6 months, as your prescription will now be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Repeat prescriptions that are issued any time from now until 30 October 2020 will be valid for 12 months, and not only 6 months.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any adverse reaction to your prescribed medication, speak to your doctor before simply continuing taking the medicine within the extended prescription time.