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Good day all.

I am in need of some assistance from someone who might have done this before or knows of someone who has.

Here's my story.....

My mum has high blood pressure and has been on chronic medication for the past three years. Since December 2010 her usual medication has been discontinued and her doctor has prescribed a generic replacement. Unfortunately the replacement is not agreeing with her at all and for the past three month she has changed her medication three times. I have done some research via the internet to try and source her old medication and I have found that her medication is readilly available in Australia. However, like here in SA, you would also need a prescription from the doctor to get it.

So, here's my questions:

1 - How can I (if possible) get a script from an Australian doctor for this medication?

2 - If I do get it right and can get the script/ medication, how would I get it out of Australia and into South Africa?

I have taken my mum to her doctor on Saturday and he has given her a prescription for the medication.

The name of the medication is - Capozide 50/25

I am really really desperate here and any infomation will be highly appreciated.

Thanks & regards,

Sheldon

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Good day all.

I am in need of some assistance from someone who might have done this before or knows of someone who has.

Here's my story.....

My mum has high blood pressure and has been on chronic medication for the past three years. Since December 2010 her usual medication has been discontinued and her doctor has prescribed a generic replacement. Unfortunately the replacement is not agreeing with her at all and for the past three month she has changed her medication three times. I have done some research via the internet to try and source her old medication and I have found that her medication is readilly available in Australia. However, like here in SA, you would also need a prescription from the doctor to get it.

So, here's my questions:

1 - How can I (if possible) get a script from an Australian doctor for this medication?

2 - If I do get it right and can get the script/ medication, how would I get it out of Australia and into South Africa?

I have taken my mum to her doctor on Saturday and he has given her a prescription for the medication.

The name of the medication is - Capozide 50/25

I am really really desperate here and any infomation will be highly appreciated.

Thanks & regards,

Sheldon

Hi Sheldon,

I will be very surprised if a doctor would be willing to give a script without seeing your mother first... :whome: The legal risks involved are just too great.

Unfortunately her treating dr has all the background information (medical history) and would thus be the best person to ask about other possibilities. Also be aware that you can't always trust drugs ordered over the internet,its best to SEE it being dispensed by your pharmacist. I saw on your details that you live in Johannesburg. You are welcome to send me a personal message,I can recommend a few brilliant physicians in the area.

I know all about the frustration of changing medication especially if something worked really well :thumbdown:

Regards

Anneke

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Hi Anneke,

Thanks for the reply.

I do understand that, but what I am enquiring is if at all possible, what are the options or regulations involved in importing medication to SA.

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I would imagine that there would be quite strict controls over medication to ensure that it is maintained under optimal conditions the whole way through and that there is no funny business regarding why you are wanting the drug (not to say you but they would have to have a set of rules which applied to anyone). I would think you would probably need to go through a specialist company that handles that sort of thing. What about someone like Springbok pharmacy or one of the big pharmaceutical retailers can you not ask them if they have contacts to get the stuff that way you will comply with all restrictions (not sure if there are any)and at least you will know you are getting the right drug in the right concentration etc.

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Thanks Zoot.

I will get in touch with Springbok.

I agree there will be quite stern laws in place when it comes to importing, especially drug related.

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Hi Sheldon,

Have you tried asking your pharmacist to import for you?

My dad's also a doctor and I know that he has had to import medicine and equipment. Unfortunately he'll be in Botswana for the next 2 weeks but if you can give me the name of the pharmaceutical company I can see if I can find a rep for you.

A

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Hi Sheldon,

Have you tried asking your pharmacist to import for you?

My dad's also a doctor and I know that he has had to import medicine and equipment. Unfortunately he'll be in Botswana for the next 2 weeks but if you can give me the name of the pharmaceutical company I can see if I can find a rep for you.

A

Hi A,

I have tried so many people, some have replied, other have not. The company in Australia that manufactures the medication is called Bristol Myers and the medication is Capozide 50/25.

I really appreciate your assistance.

Kind regards,

Sheldon

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