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Is it possible to buy Nurofen Plus or equivalent (ibuprofen and codeine) over the counter in Spain as you can in the UK?

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Is it possible to buy Nurofen Plus or equivalent (ibuprofen and codeine) over the counter in Spain as you can in the UK?
yes

only the farmacia counter though - nothing at all medicinal is available in supermarkets as it is in the UK

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In the farmacia you can buy this and Ibuprofen 600mg in big boxes as well as paracetamol 1g much large does than in Uk and much cheaper
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only the farmacia counter though - nothing at all medicinal is available in supermarkets as it is in the UK
Thank you. Yes I meant at the farmacia I realise you can buy no medical at supermarkets I was just curious if I can just walk in and buy or if I need a prescription for a codeine product.

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In the farmacia you can buy this and Ibuprofen 600mg in big boxes as well as paracetamol 1g much large does than in Uk and much cheaper
Ibuprofen with Codeine? Does it have a different brand name in Spain?

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Thank you. Yes I meant at the farmacia I realise you can buy no medical at supermarkets I was just curious if I can just walk in and buy or if I need a prescription for a codeine product.
ahh - but not eevryone realises that!

you'll find that you can buy a lot of UK 'prescription only' items OTC in Spain
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I am having a similar discussion on another forum

Ibuprofen and many paracetemols with codeine are not OTC medicines in Spain.

However many Spanish pharmacies do (illegally) sell them OTC:

http://elpais.com/diario/2008/12/08/...04_850215.html

In Madrid it is difficult to get hold of these medicines OTC - the authorities seem to have cracked down a bit.

Also please be careful with dosages. Many of the "presciption only" medicines that seem to be given out OTC in Spain come in stronger concentrations.

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Yes I think so just need to go in and ask

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Ive brought medication over the counter with codeine in just not that mix they do a very good cough medicine which has codeine in just ask in the Farmacia as they keep it behind the counter

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I am having a similar discussion on another forum

Ibuprofen and many paracetemols with codeine are not OTC medicines in Spain.

However many Spanish pharmacies do (illegally) sell them OTC:

http://elpais.com/diario/2008/12/08/...04_850215.html

In Madrid it is difficult to get hold of these medicines OTC - the authorities seem to have cracked down a bit.

Also please be careful with dosages. Many of the "presciption only" medicines that seem to be given out OTC in Spain come in stronger concentrations.
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