'Automatic ordering' is no longer available from Lloyds Pharmacies across the Island.
The concept refers to those who organise for the pharmacy to automatically order their prescriptions at a specific time - with the news this process can no longer be done.
As a result, Manx Care is encouraging the public to make sure their requests for repeat prescriptions are submitted in plenty of time.
Instead, patients are asked to submit their order seven to 10 days before they run out, or via their GP practice.
Currently, there are ten Lloyd Pharmacies on Island, with reports circulating branches in the UK are 'at risk.'
Maria Bell, Manx Care’s Pharmaceutical Adviser, said:
“We want to make sure that there are no interruptions to anyone’s supply of medicines if they currently use the repeat prescription service provided by Lloyds, and so we are asking people to plan ahead and allow time for their prescription to be processed. We’re mindful of the impact this may have on our colleagues in GP surgeries across the Island and so this reminder will also support them. Please share this information with any of your family members, friends or neighbours who may currently use a repeat prescription service provided by Lloyds.”