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Thyroxine

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    Guest Yapp

    Hi,

     

    Seeking some medical information if anyone can help please. I take thyroxine for a hypo-thyroid. In the UK it was prescribed free and while we have been in Malaysia, I can get it over the counter without a prescription. I suspect when we get to Adelaide it will be a prescribed drug again, but does anyone know if this will be covered by health insurance or medicare or will this be something I will have to pay for each time.

     

    Many thanks

    Carmen

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    Guest lippy

    Hi

     

    You have to pay for the prescription here. The tablets come in 25, 50, 100 or 200 and you pay a prescription for each size - ie if you are on 175 then you would pay 3 prescription charges - 25+50+100! Prescriptions last approx 6 months.

    Don't know if you can claim it back on health insurance though.

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    Guest Guest75

    Hi Carmen

     

    Mrs Tyke is on 150 of Thyroxine and you do have to pay for it unfortunately.

    I'm not sure on the medical insurance either.

     

    I know there is a level at which your prescriptions become cheaper once you have spent so much.

    We just miss out and the prescription total between us is fairly high.

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    Guest Mezza
    I know there is a level at which your prescriptions become cheaper once you have spent so much.

    I think it's about $900/yr. Some private medical cover schemes will allow you to claim back some of the non-PBS prescription costs too.

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    Guest Yapp

    Thank you, it's nice to know what to expect. Can you tell me how much a prescription is please. I think I will bring some with me, at the moment I can buy 100 tablets in one pot. If I recall correctly, in the UK I could only get 28 tablets on one prescription, is that the same in Australia?

     

    Thanks

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    Guest anniewo

    Thyroxine script is about $25.You get x 5 bottles of 200 tabs in a script.

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    Guest anniewo

    Thyroxine script is about $25.You get x 5 bottles of 200 tabs in a script.

    Oops sorry,40 tabs in a bottle

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    Guest Yapp
    Thyroxine script is about $25.You get x 5 bottles of 200 tabs in a script.

    Oops sorry,40 tabs in a bottle

     

    Brilliant, thanks. So let me get this correct. For about $25, I will get 5 x 40 tablets, which will equal 200.

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