The following prescriptions are not allowed :
- Restricted prescription medicinal products :
- Drugs classified as Hospital Reserve (HR) cannot be prescribed. These medicines can only be administered during hospitalization (Art. R.5121-82 and 83 of the Public Health Code).
- Hospital prescription drugs (PH) cannot be prescribed. They can be dispensed in pharmacies (Art. R.5121-84 to 86 of the Public Health Code).
- Initial Hospital Prescription (IHP) drugs may be prescribed in the city only when a hospital prescription is renewed and after checking the validity period of the initial hospital prescription, set by the marketing authorization (MA).
- The renewal prescription established by a doctor must be identical to the hospital prescription. However, if necessary, the dosage or duration of treatment may be modified (Art. R.5121-87 to 89 of the Public Health Code).
- Prescription drugs reserved for specialist physicians (PRS) can only be prescribed by certain specialist physicians.
- This restriction may be limited to the initial prescription only. In this case, after the first prescription established by the specialist, the renewal can be carried out by any doctor after having checked the validity period of the prescription. The renewal prescription established by a doctor must be identical to the initial prescription. However, if necessary, the dosage or duration of treatment may be modified after checking the validity period of the initial hospital prescription set by the MA (Art. R.5121-90 to 92 of the Public Health Code).
- Drugs requiring special monitoring (SM) during treatment can only be prescribed if a certain number of tests (set by the MA) are performed.
- For certain medicines, the MA may also require the prescriber to indicate on the prescription that the examinations have been carried out and on what date (Art. R.5121-95 of the Public Health Code).
For certain medicinal products subject to restricted prescription, the MA specifies that the prescriber must include in the prescription certain information which attests that the information given to the patient and the measures taken to avoid all or part of the risks associated with their use (Art. R.5121-77 of the Public Health Code), e.g. ROACCUTANE®.
- Drugs subject to prior agreement
To promote the correct use of drugs, the management of rosuvastatin (CRESTOR®) and of ezetimibe alone (EZETROL®) or in fixed combination with simvastatin (INEGY®) will henceforth be subject to the prior agreement of the Health Insurance Medical Service, which will verify compliance with the recommendations in force.
- Exception drugs
The list of exception drugs is available on the Meddispar site (see http://www.meddispar.fr/Medicaments-d-exception), the reference site for regulated drugs, proposed by the National Order of Pharmacists.
- Prescription of narcotics
Any prescription or order for professional use of drugs classified as narcotic drugs or subject to the regulation of narcotic drugs, pursuant to Article R.5132-5 of the Public Health Code.
Any prescription for narcotics and other drugs requiring a secure prescription (e.g. stilnox).
MédecinDirect can not legally provide :
- medical certificates (medical consultation with a doctor is compulsory)
- authorization for a work leave
- transportation vouchers
- diagnoses/prescriptions without prior verification of your identity
- reference letters for specialists.
Users over the age of majority must have their own account (See Can I use the service for a family member or a friend?).
Depending on the situation, MédecinDirect can provide :
- Prescriptions for physiotherapy, speech therapy (renewals)
- Prescriptions for orthopedic insoles and compression stockings
- Prescription glasses (part of a medical protocol, does not include broken glasses)
- Prescription drugs (the situation is judged by the doctor)
- Certain treatment renewals (the last prescription must be attached).