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Medicine limits: Ritalin, Xanax and Vicodin in Poland?


RysiekK 6 | 38
8 Nov 2011 #1
Czesc,

I have a very important question and hope that someone will be able to help. Are there limits or problems with getting Ritalin, Xanax and Vicodin in Poland? My mother and I have medical records of our condition and those are some of the prescribed medicines. Also the Ritalin is for 120 per month and the Xanax is for 180 per month. I need to be certain as this will determine my mothers and my return to PL.

ANY help will be greatly appreciated...

Thank you in advance for ANY info.

Czesc,

Rysiek
hythorn 3 | 580
8 Nov 2011 #2
call Medicover and ask them

they speak English and would be able to get your mother repeat prescriptions

medicover.com
theKNOWLEDGE
8 Nov 2011 #3
My mother and I have medical records of our condition and those are some of the prescribed medicines.

If you actually need this kind of medicine, why on earth are you considering Poland when you're unlikely to get private health insurance?

Bear in mind that if this medicine is actually needed (and not just an excuse to claim social welfare) - then you're unlikely to get particularly good follow up care in Poland for this sort of thing.
strzyga 2 | 993
8 Nov 2011 #4
Xanax is available under the same name, Ritalin under other names and Wikipedia says Vicodin is not available in Poland - we have no registered medication that would be a combination of the same active components.

All of them are prescription drugs.
OP RysiekK 6 | 38
9 Nov 2011 #5
Thank you Strzyga... and the others for the reply!

Any other info would also be appreciated, such as any quantity limits or any relevant information on insurance and pre-existing conditions.

"Bear in mind that if this medicine is actually needed (and not just an excuse to claim social welfare)"

I would be moving from the USA and I am already on disability and my mother is retired. I would only be contributing to the PL economy and not using ANY type of welfare!
theKNOWLEDGE
9 Nov 2011 #6
or any relevant information on insurance and pre-existing conditions.

You're not going to get private insurance in Poland with such pre existing conditions.

Are you sure that Poland is a wise idea, given the poor public healthcare and long waits for follow-up care?


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