Home Medicine Cabinet

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and Aspirin (under 16 and people with asthma should not take Aspirin.)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoea) medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion Remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen-SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment (for example, Calamine)
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • A thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings

Remember— Keep the medicine in a secure, locked place, out of reach of small children. Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose. Watch for expiry dates, don't keep or use medicines past their expiry date. Take all unwanted and out of date medications back to the pharmacy.

Your Local Pharmacy

Your local Pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time, you don't need an appointment. Many operate extended hours on a rota basis.

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