Pharmacies in Luxembourg
Opening times and pharmacies on call
Opening times vary for the different pharmacies in Luxembourg, but they are generally open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6pm and closed between midday and 2pm. Some pharmacies are also open on Saturday mornings.
Pharmacies on call in Luxembourg and Syndicate of Luxembourg Pharmacists ASBL
On the official website of the syndicate of Luxembourg pharmacists, you will find the list of pharmacies-holders, opening hours and various information: www.pharmacie.lu.
Medication, prescription and reimbursement
In pharmacies, you can buy all the medicines that are useful for treating you, prescription or non-prescription medicines, as well as many para-pharmacy products, such as beauty or hygiene products, vitamins or other nutrients, pediatric and pregnancy products, orthopedic, first aid, … as well as animal medicines.
Prescriptions for medicine should be filled by the deadline on the prescription or if there is not one then within 3 months of being issued. For other prescriptions (X rays, blood tests etc.), please see the Caisse Nationale de Santé website.
All prescriptions for medicine which has to be taken for a duration of equal or above 6 months will not be issued in one go by the pharmacy. The chemist will make you a copy of the prescription that you will take back to the pharmacy when you return to fill the remainder of the prescription.
Note: partially used medicine can be taken back to the pharmacy or the doctor to be destroyed.
In the event of an allergy or side effects towards a medicine you can return any unopened boxes to the pharmacy where you bought it and get a refund.
Reimbursement of medication on prescription
Medications prescribed by your doctor may be refunded in whole or in part by your health insurance company. Medications prescribed by your doctor may be reimbursed in whole or in part by your health insurance fund according to whether or not they are on a positive list published in the CNS Memorial. The reimbursement rates are 100%, 80% or 40% according to specific criteria suc as vital or non-vital need of the drug, the number of irreplaceable active ingredients or not, … This list can be found on the CNS website.
Buying medication online
Since 2017, the purchase of medicines on the internet is authorized for Luxembourg residents. However, the sale of such drugs is only allowed for drugs that can be dispensed without a prescription and the patient must first fill out a health questionnaire in a private area on the site of the pharmacy wishing to sell these drugs online .
Only pharmacies expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health are allowed to sell drugs online. See the list of approved on line pharmacies in Luxembourg and how to buy medicines online safely.