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Are there any prescriptions / medications for adult ADHD in Poland?

filmstudent 4 | 5
20 Aug 2014 #1
What options do I have for medication for ADHD in Poland? I know the stimulants prescribed in the U.S. are illegal, so do they prescribe anything in Poland? And what they'll need from me before prescribing it? I've heard that they do and that they don't from different people, but not from anyone who can give me any specific answers.

I'm trying to figure out if I should try to go through the process of seeing what I can do in Poland, or just make regular trips to the closest country I can find that can prescribe them, and travel there a couple times a year. I can't afford to fly back and forth between the U.S. and Poland to get my prescription filled.
Cardno85 31 | 976
20 Aug 2014 #2
I think you will find it very very hard to find anyone to prescribe anything for ADHD in Poland. From what I have heard from North American friends is that they are much more likely to prescribe treatments instead. Getting something like adderall is like like getting a free pass to the cocaine clinic.
jon357 71 | 20,384
21 Aug 2014 #3
Take a letter from your doctor back home explaining your diagnosis and treatment regime, take it to the right doctor here and they can doubtless prescribe something.
Cardno85 31 | 976
21 Aug 2014 #4
I have a friend from Canada who tried to do that and the doctor said that it doesn't mean anything and she would have to be examined here and treated as they see fit. This was in both private healthcare facilities and NFZ.
23 Aug 2014 #5
I have private healthcare insurance here with luxmed and i go tell the doctor what i want and he writes a script i have built up a big supply of OxyContin with the right doctor anything is possible
claratheg - | 1
9 Mar 2015 #6
Merged: ADHD medications in Poland?


I couldn't find much information about this topic online so I'm posting here. I'm hoping to visit Poland this summer to learn the language. I live in the United States and am currently prescribed Adderall. So I'm wondering, is it illegal to take Adderall into Poland? Are there any other ADHD medications (like Ritalin or Vyvanse) that are legal there? How about modanafinil/Provigil?

Thanks a bunch!
9 Mar 2015 #7
If you have a formal prescription from a US doctor I don't see why they should be illegal in Poland. There are many expats/retired Polish-Americans living in Poland and they get to see doctors too. It may happen you won't be able to get exactly the same name of the drug, but in fact it could be the same chemical compound but have a different name in Poland / Europe ;). It's important that you bring the original prescription from your US doctor so that the Polish one matches the same according to PL standards.
jon357 71 | 20,384
9 Mar 2015 #8
There are many expats/retired Polish-Americans living in Poland and they get to see doctors too

An old thread, however the US Embasy might be able to help him.
12 Apr 2021 #9
May I ask who your doctor is? I use private docs but many are hesitant to write "rpw" prescriptions.

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