Over The Counter Medicines

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I’m sure as everyone is aware the NHS is under considerable financial pressure at the current time.

As a consequence of this we are being asked by NHS to try to avoid prescribing medication that can be bought over the counter.

However, if someone needs a medication we will obviously prescribe it to at the time of the consultation and nobody will ever be denied medication that they need.

The list below gives examples of the common medications which are easily obtainable over the counter and are the main ones the NHS would be grateful if people can purchase as opposed to expect a prescription for.

  • Antihistamines
  • Paracetamol adult and liquid form for children
  • Ibuprofen adult and liquid form for children
  • Moisturising creams for eczema and dry skin
  • Antacids
  • Lubricant eye drops
  • Medications for constipation and diarrhoea