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Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby Layla85 » 26 Sep 2011, 15:18

My GP is saying it can't be prescribed on NHS. The private crs I saw sent her a letter to ask her to prescribe and she says the NHS doesn't do it...I have to call back tomorrow to double check but am super worried that I'll be let down. I'm so frustrated. It costs Ј70 a tube when not on NHS and its my last hope before going down the surgery route. I'm keeping everything crossed that this finally works and now I can't get it flipping prescribed! Has anyone had it from their GP? Image
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby of all the places to hurt » 26 Sep 2011, 15:30

Anoheal is another word for Diltiazem. I had it prescribed for 5 months till I stopped using it myself. So get urself to your G.P and get it free!! We pay more taxes than anyone around the world so don't be ashamed! Go for it
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby Layla85 » 26 Sep 2011, 15:52

I thought so...Does it have exactly the same ingredients in it Andrea, just a different brand name?
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby of all the places to hurt » 26 Sep 2011, 16:32

Yes Layla it does :) And Thanx for your comment x
It is right though hey? We can't be beaten by this? If not, what we got? Give up?? No way! Life is too short and our kids and family/friends need us too. Fight the good fight an all........isn't is great we have a "family" here too! We are not alone Image Image
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby Layla85 » 26 Sep 2011, 16:42

You're too right Andrea, definitely good to remind ourselves that we'll all come out the other side of this at some point. I will never take my bum for granted again lol x
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby Bernie » 27 Sep 2011, 08:59

One thing to point out, I first had anoheal prescribed by the CRS. When I needed more, I went to my GP who prescribed diltiazem ointment. It was the same active ingredient (diltiazem hydrochloride 2%) but was similar looking to vaseline, and didn't have to be kept in the fridge. Whilst it may have the same ingredient, I reacted very differently to it (I found it itchy/burny so stopped using it soon). I had to go back to the GP and specifically ask for anoheal = diltiazem cream; and it's the one that has to be kept in the fridge.
But yes, it is available on the NHS.
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby Layla85 » 27 Sep 2011, 13:21

Thanks for letting me know Bernie, I'll definitely bear that in mind :)
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby juniper » 29 Sep 2011, 09:32

yes, got anoheal 2 weeks ago from boots. Was prescribed by my GP in london.
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby bluefizz » 03 Oct 2011, 08:02

I've not had Anoheal, but got a specially made prescription of Diltiazem (The same) from my GP.
One point - ask for it in small tubes - once opened, it has a shortish shelf life, so its better to get three small tubes and open them one at a time
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Re: Any Brits had Anoheal prescribed on NHS??

Postby LemonMan » 07 Apr 2016, 20:06

This is an old post - but thought I would add an update. Anoheal seems to be fairly easy to get prescribed on the NHS in the UK. Initially I paid for a private consultation and is cost me around £90! Then my GP prescribed me it on the NHS and is cost £8.40. I even got a repeat prescription. Makes you appreciate the NHS I guess.
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