Medicine/Pharmacy question in Madeira


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By Jotunhammer - Posted on
01 September 2017

So, Im going for a extended stay in Madeira. and I am taking some painkillers called Citodon in swedish, they are 500mg paracetamol and 30mg codein and I was wondering if that is possible to attain in Portugal/Maderia through the local pharmacy and how hard it is to get, I do have prescription in sweden, in swedish. How would I go about attaining that while I am in Madeira?

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Hi Jotunhammer,

You should be able to pick up a similar medication called Doluron or Doluron Fort. If you're unsure, you can always ask the pharmacist for a medication with the same chemical components, as you've done here. As far as I know Doluron is available over the counter, although OTC meds are often cheaper if you have a prescription from a local doctor. If it turns out you do need a prescription, I'm not sure the one you have from home will suffice, especially as it's in a foreign language. In that case you'd need to either visit a local doctor or ask a local pharmacist about OTC alternatives.

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