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 coughs, colds and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.  We suggest you keep the following:

Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
Mild laxatives
Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
Rehydration mixture
ndigestion 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.

Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children.
Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose.
Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date.
Take all unwanted medicines back to the pharmacy.