My son is under Movicol Paediatric for a year.
His severe constipation inspite of a proper diet, gives him severe pains in the lower back, on the sides and in the belly.
I have been told to adapt the dose according to the symptoms and to give him as long as required, could be years!!
I have not been given a prescription which was ok so far, I used to buy the medicine over the counter with no problem.
Today 10 February 2014, I have been refused to get any and been told Movicol Paediatric was given only with a prescription.
I am not happy:
1.Can't NHS take mesures in such a way that the patients knows in advance - maybe a note on the medicine box telling that after a certain date, the medicine will require a prescription?
2. Is that correct, can someone tell me?
How can I be sure that a certain medicine is forbidden over the counter. Is there a list?