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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 NameStrengthFormPack Size
Price
(inc.VAT)
Amantadine 100mg Capsule56£30
Amitriptyline 25mgTablet28 £1.80
Atenolol 25mgTablet28£1.20
Atenolol 50mgTablet28£1.50
Celluvisc 1%Eye Drop30x0.4ml£6.00
Digoxin 1.25mgTablet28£1.80
Flixotide250mcgEvohaler120 Dose£48
Fluoxetine20mgCapsule30£1.20
Furosemide 20mgTablet28£0.90
Furosemide 40mgTablet28£1.20
Gabapentin 100mgCapsule100£6
Gabapentin 300mgCapsule100£7.20
Gabapentin 400mgCapsule100£9.00
Hydroxyzine 25mgTablet28£2.40
Levetiracetam 250mgTablet60£6
Levetiracetam 500mgTablet60£7.80
Levetiracetam 750mgTablet60£9.60
Phenobarbital 15mgTablet28£6.00
Phenobarbital 30mgTablet28£7.20
Pregabalin 25mgCapsule56£4
Pregabalin 50mgCapsule84£6
Pregabalin 100mgCapsule56£7
Salbutamol 100mcgInhaler200 Dose£4.80
Tramadol50mgCapsule100£4.00
Tramadol50mgCapsule30£1.75
Travoprost 0.04%Eye Drop2.5ml£6
Ursodeoxycholic Acid150mgTablet60£21
Xanax0.5mgTablet60£10.44

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

Vetpharmacy c/o Lexon UK
FREEPOST MID18399
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 0BR

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.

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.