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Medication Not Needing a Prescription

pill_bottleMany very effective medications are available as ‘over the counter’ medications these include, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen , antibiotics for conjunctivitis and medications for constipation.

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve quickly and without an appointment.

Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time: just walk in.

All pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals they can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help to clear up the problem. If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP.

The complaints your local pharmacist can advise and offer medication for include: 

  • Pain relief
  • Cystitis
  • Hayfever
  • Headlice
  • Sore Throat
  • Teething Pain
  • Insect bites/stings
  • Toothache
  • Warts and veruccas
  • Fever
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Earache
  • Constipation
  • Temperature
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Diarrhoea
  • Threadworm
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Vaginal Thrush
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