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If you issue a prescription to your patient, you should clarify with him/her in advance whether he/she intends to procure the medicinal product or medicinal device in Germany or in another Member State. Should the patient tell you that he/she intends to present the prescription in another Member State, the prescription must contain specific information.
Identity of the medicinal product prescribed where necessary
Identity of the medicinal device prescribed, where necessary
Unlike with prescriptions issued in Germany, you must state the dosage when prescribing medicinal products and medicinal devices which are intended from the outset to be dispensed in another Member State. Your e-mail address must also be stated on the prescription.
Because of various difficulties relating to implementation in practice, it is nonetheless recommended for your patient to present the prescriptions issued in Germany wherever possible. Such difficulties in implementation may for instance include:
Please make sure that you do not prescribe the package size designation when it comes to the quantity of the medicinal product to be stated. This standard size is unknown in other Member States. A doctor or dentist or pharmacist in another Member State cannot comprehend this quantity information, so that the prescription must state the precise quantity (e.g. 20 pieces).
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