Where do I get my CONTOUR test strips?
You can obtain them on prescription from your GP and then have them dispensed by your local pharmacy or purchase them online. Prescription code is: 304-0276 (UK), 81537 (Ireland).
What happens if I can't get my test strip prescription fulfilled?
If you find yourself in a situation where your phamacist is unable to completely fulfil your test strip prescription as quickly as you might expect, it can be difficult to know what to do. If this happens to you, there are some alternative options to try:
You don't have to take your prescription to the pharmacy next to your GP surgery. If your local pharmacy is out of stock of test strips, you could try another pharmacy to see if they can help. But always make sure the pharmacist has all the items on your prescription before you leave it behind, as a partially fulfilled prescription cannot be redeemed elsewhere.
You could also choose to visit an online pharmacy that can handle single and repeat prescriptions, NHS or private. You can order online and have your prescription delivered direct to your home or workplace; Rowlands Internet Pharmacy is one online pharmacy offering this service. Simply click here for more information.
Where do I get my MICROLET lancets?
You can obtain them on prescription from your GP and dispensed by your local pharmacy or purchase them online. Prescription code is: 280-0050 (UK), 85055 (Ireland).
What happened to Ascensia MICROFILL test strips?
In January 2009, Ascensia MICROFILL test strips were renamed CONTOUR test strips to match the name of the CONTOUR meter. At the same time, Ascensia MICROLET lancets were renamed MICROLET lancets. Only the names changed – the test strips and lancets have stayed the same and the prescribing codes are also the same.
How can I order free support materials?
Register your meter online and you will be able to order free of charge record diaries and batteries, along with a range of custom stickers to help customise your meter.
Please visit the Learn About my Diabetes for more information on managing diabetes or call Bayer Diabetes Support for advice.