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Self-Care Aware - Over the counter medication

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Over the counter medications:

This Practice is no longer routinely prescribing medicines which are available to purchase over the counter in pharmacies, Supermarkets or other shops.

  • Moisturising creams, gels, ointments and balms for dry skin
  • Hay fever remedies e.g. Antihistamines
  • Nasal Sprays (patients over 18yrs)
  • Bath oils and shower gel
  • Preventative vitamins and supplements
  • Lubricating eye drops and chloramphenicol eye drops and eye ointments (patients over 2yrs)
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medication for short term diarrhoea
  • Paracetamol and ibuprofen for short term use
  • Antifungal preparations e.g. Canesten
  • Rehydration sachets
  • Anti-inflammatory gels e.g. Ibuprofen gel
  • Laxatives for short term use
  • Head lice treatments
  • Threadworm tablets
  • Lactose free infant formula
  • Antiperspirants
  • Cough and cold remedies
  • Medicated shampoo
  • Mouthwash e.g. Corsodyl
  • Indigestion remedies
  • Haemorrhoidal preparations e.g. Anusol
  • Nasal douches e.g. Sterimar

For more information please visit the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Website:

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