Sending prescription medication via Royal Mail

UK & International destinations - Allowed in the mail, with restrictions and packaging guidelines below:

  • May only be sent by, or at the specific request of, a qualified medical practitioner, registered dental practitioner, veterinary surgeon, registered nurse or a recognised laboratory or institution.
  • The medication does have to be posted to the person who the medication is prescribed for. No actual paper prescription is needed but the outer package on the actual medication ( as in the print out which is attached to the boxes with the dosage amount) would show the name and address the medication was prescribed for.
  • The medicines must be securely closed and placed in a leak-proof container such as a sealed polythene bag (for liquids) or a sift-proof container (for solids). Must be tightly packed in strong outer packaging and must be secured or cushioned to prevent any damage.
  • The sender's name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging.

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