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Be Self-Care Aware

By keeping a selection of essential medications at home you can treat common conditions in a timely manner, avoid unnecessary trips to see your doctor and/or visits to the A&E department

What to keep in your medicines cabinet

The following medications can be bought from pharmacies or your local supermarket and are generally cheaper than buying them on prescription

  • Simple pain killers like paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • Sore throat, coughs, colds and flu medications
  • Heartburn and indigestion remedies
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication
  • Rehydration salts
  • Allergy medicines
  • Pile (haemorrhoid) treatments
  • First aid kit including plasters and bandages

Speak to your local pharmacist about stocking up on your medicines cabinet to treat common conditions for you and your family



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