How long does it take to do a repeat prescription?

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I had to send a letter to doctors asking for a repeat prescription of mirtazapine, I have never had a repeat prescription before.

I sent the letter out yesterday morning so should of received it today! When should I ring to see if it is ready? Will I also need to see the doctor before I can get a repeat?

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    In my go surgery they advise 3 days for a repeat, so I usually put in a request about a week before.
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      I send mine online to the surgery who then send them electronicly to tesco. If I send my repeat online before 10am it wil be ready for collection after 2pm the same day.

      As a one off, most surgerys I've worked in will do an emergency script for you, rather than have you go without medication..

      as as a general guide, I would say officially at least 48 hours

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    You should drop of or phone in your script and it can be done on the same day.

    If you apply for a repeat script over the internet it can take forty eight hours to make up

    When you see your GP you can take the script to the chemist and th prescription will be made up there and then.

    If you phone and decide to pick up the script, take it to the chmist, it will be made up there and then


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