Did you know you can skip the GP and a trip to the GP Surgery by stocking up on the following medicines in advance? Most minor ailments can be treated by everyday medicine that can be purchased from any chemist or most major supermarkets.
For less than £20.00 why not give it a try?
Great and simple pain relief. A must have for your everyday cabinet.
Ideal for aches and pains, temperatures and colds.
Hayfever tablets, or Cetirizine/Loratadine, is essential for fighting hayfever in the spring/summer months, dust and pet allergies.
Hydrocortisone creams are used on the skin to treat swelling, itching and irritation, such as eczema, nappy rash and insect bites.
Ibuprofen is an everyday painkiller for a range of aches and pains, including back pain, period pain & toothache.
Or Gaviscon, can be used to treat heart burn (acid reflux) and indigestion. Gaviscon comes as tablets or liquid in bottles or sachets.
Co-codamol is a mixture of 2 different painkillers - paracetamol and codeine. It's usually taken when everyday painkillers, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol alone, haven't worked.
Loperamide is a medicine to treat diarrhoea. It can help with short term diarrhoea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
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