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INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS:- Requests for an Over The Counter Prescription

A GP, nurse or pharmacist will generally not give you a prescription for over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for a range of minor health conditions. Instead, OTC medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket.

The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns. If your symptoms suggest it's more serious, they'll ensure you get the care you need.

You can buy OTC medicines for any of these conditions:

  • acute sore throat
  • minor burns and scalds
  • conjunctivitis
  • mild cystitis
  • coughs, colds and nasal congestion
  • mild dry skin
  • cradle cap
  • mild irritant dermatitis
  • dandruff
  • mild to moderate hay fever
  • diarrhoea (adults)
  • dry eyes and sore tired eyes
  • mouth ulcers
  • earwax
  • nappy rash
  • excessive sweating
  • infant colic
  • sunburn
  • infrequent cold sores of the lip
  • sun protection
  • infrequent constipation
  • teething or mild toothache
  • infrequent migraine
  • threadworms
  • insect bites and stings
  • travel sickness
  • mild acne
  • warts and verrucae
  • haemorrhoids (piles)
  • oral thrush
  • head lice
  • prevention of tooth decay
  • indigestion and heartburn
  • ringworm or athlete's foot
  • minor pain, discomfort and fever (such as aches and sprains, headache, period pain, and back pain)

Please have a look at the NHS website giving further information.

Your NHS guide to long-term conditions and self care allowing you to take control of your health

Your health, your way - see the website for comprehensive information:

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/Yourhealth/Pages/self-care-week-2015.aspx

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Is your medicine cabinet fit for the winter?

Most common winter ailments, such as colds, sore throat, cough, sinusitis or painful middle ear infection (earache) can’t be treated with antibiotics.

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Treat yourself better with pharmacist advice

Speak to your pharmacist first for advice on what is best for you.

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Over 60 and feeling under the weather?

A minor illness can get worse quickly.

There’s no such thing as wasting your pharmacist’s time. Early advice is the best advice.

A minor illness can get worse quickly in the winter. See your pharmacist for quick health advice or visit www.nhs.uk/asap

Medicine Waste Campaign

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Please do not order repeat prescriptions medicines if you already have enough at home.

Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS in the UK an estimated £300million every year.

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