Veterinary Prescriptions

VetPharmacy can dispense prescriptions issued by your veterinary surgeon. As well as veterinary medications your vet may prescribe a human medication – this is called prescribing under the cascade and is very common where a medication is proven to be safe and effective for use in pets but a veterinary equivalent doesn’t exist.

As part of a pharmaceutical wholesaler we are able to offer you very low prices on human medications for your pet. Below are our prices for the most commonly prescribed medications.

 

Drug Name Strength Form Pack Size
Price
(inc.VAT)
Amantadine  100mg  Capsule 56 £39.20
Amitriptyline  25mg Tablet 28 £8.68
Atenolol  25mg Tablet 28 £8.68
Atenolol  50mg Tablet 28 £8.96
Digoxin  1.25mg Tablet 28 £9.80
Flixotide 250mcg Evohaler 120 Dose £61.20
Fluoxetine 20mg Capsule 30 £9.00
Furosemide  20mg Tablet 28 £8.68
Furosemide  40mg Tablet 28 £9.24
Gabapentin  100mg Capsule 100 £14.00
Gabapentin  300mg Capsule 100 £17.00
Gabapentin  400mg Capsule 100 £18.00
Hydroxyzine  25mg Tablet 28 £9.80
Levetiracetam  250mg Tablet 60 £11.40
Levetiracetam  500mg Tablet 60 £14.40
Levetiracetam  750mg Tablet 60 £16.80
Phenobarbital  15mg Tablet 28 £13.44
Phenobarbital  30mg Tablet 28 £12.88
Pregabalin  25mg Capsule 56 £12.32
Pregabalin  50mg Capsule 84 £20.16
Pregabalin  100mg Capsule 84 £21.00
Salbutamol  100mcg Inhaler 200 Dose £8.70
Tramadol 50mg Capsule 100 £17.00
Travoprost  0.04% Eye Drop 2.5ml £10.76
Ursodeoxycholic Acid 150mg Tablet 60 £40.20

To order any of the medications above, simply post your prescription to the address below, along with a telephone number so we can give you a call to take payment:

Vetpharmacy c/o Lexon UK Ltd
18 Oxleasow Road
East Moons Moat
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 0RE

Please note a delivery charge of £3.95 applies to prescription orders under £80.

If your pet has been prescribed any other medication, either veterinary or human, give us a call on freephone 08000 241 329 and we will happily give you a quote.

Please note that voucher codes cannot be used for prescription medications.

All of our prescriptions are dispensed by our pharmacy www.chemist.net, GPhC registered premises 1100545. If you have any questions regarding your medication please ask to speak to our Pharmacist.

Veterinary Prescription FAQs

What is a veterinary prescription?

A veterinary prescription is the same as a medical prescription you would get yourself from your doctor - but of course it is for your pet. In order to be valid, it must have the following details:

  • Name and address of prescribing veterinary surgeon.
  • Professional qualifications.
  • Date the prescription was written.
  • Details of the animal to be treated.
  • Name and address of the owner.
  • Details of the medication prescribed, including drug, dose and quantity.
  • How many times the prescription may be repeated (if any)
  • The Phrase "For animal use only, for an animal under my care" or similar.
  • Signature of the prescriber (in ink).

Attempting to purchase veterinary medicines using a prescription that has not been issued by a veterinary surgeon and/or tampering with a prescription issued by a veterinary surgeon, is an offence and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

Can I email a copy of the prescription to you?

No, we must receive the original prescription signed by your vet. You can email a copy so we can verify the details and get the medication ready, but we must receive the original in the post before we can send the medication to you.

How do I get a prescription for my pet's medication?

Ask your vet. On request you should be provided with a written prescription. Ask your vet to fill out the number of times the prescription can be repeated. This will make your re-ordering easy.

Your vet can charge any fee they wish but it is usually around £5-£7. Some don't charge at all.

Repeat Prescriptions

If your vet writes you a prescription that is repeatable it will be kept on our files and you can order against the prescription as and when required until the prescription runs out (usually 6 months from the date of issue). Please note prescriptions for Controlled Drugs (such as Gabapentin, Phenobarbital and Tramadol) are not repeatable and are only valid for 28 days from the date of issue.

Can my vet refuse to issue a prescription?

Your vet cannot refuse to issue a written prescription for medication that they have established your pet requires, however, they can charge a small fee for doing so. Legally an animal that a vet writes a prescription for must be registered with the practice.