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Emergency Supply of Medication

Have you ran out of your medicines? Perhaps you forgot to re-order your repeat prescription? Is it a public holiday or weekend? Have you travelled to Cullen in Buckie, Moray and forgotten or ran out of medication?

No matter what surgery you are registered with in Scotland or beyond we will be able to help you! Patients from surrounding areas such as Buckie or Portsoy can still use Cullen Pharmacy and so can those that have come from further afield.

We know that these things can happen, and will do what we can to help. We advise that you phone ahead to give your details before coming into the pharmacy.

NHS Scotland have a fantastic service set up that allows pharmacies to provide an emergency supply of medicines that have been prescribed before and that are still appropriate. Furthermore, Cullen Pharmacy is open most public holidays and every Saturday 9am till 1pm.

We may provide an emergency supply of up to 30 days’ treatment for most prescription medicines, with these exceptions:

  • insulin, an ointment, a cream or an asthma inhaler – only the smallest pack size will be supplied
  • the contraceptive pill – only enough for a full treatment cycle will be supplied
  • liquid oral antibiotics – only the smallest quantity to provide a full course of treatment will be supplied

Only a limited range of controlled medicines can be prescribed in an emergency, such as those for epilepsy (phenobarbital). Many commonly used controlled medicines such as morphine or diamorphine cannot be supplied without a prescription by a pharmacist in an emergency.


28 - 30 Seafield St,

Cullen, Buckie AB56 4SH

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