How to get medication in Denmark


The vast majority of pharmacies in Denmark are open from 09:30 until 17:30 on weekdays and from 09:30 until 14:00 on Saturdays. There are also 24-hour pharmacies where you can purchase medication outside of these hours.

The availability of medication in Denmark depends on whether the medication has been prescribed by a doctor or whether you can buy it over the counter. Prescription medication can only be purchased at a pharmacy on producing a doctor’s or dentist’s prescription.

It is possible to receive some degree of reimbursement on most purchases of prescription medication. The more money you spend on prescribed medicine, the more reimbursement you get from the Danish National Health Service. For further details regarding conditions and rates of reimbursement, have a look at the Danish Medicines Agency  website.

Non-prescription medicine

Over-the-counter medication is readily available at pharmacies, in some supermarkets, kiosks, drug stores and petrol stations.

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