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There are some medicines and treatments that you do not need a prescription for.


Please do not ask your Doctor to prescribe;

  • Medicines for coughs; colds; hay fever or indigestion.
  • Moisturisers or bath additives.
  • Pain killers for minor aches and pains.
  • Antiperspirants.
  • Athlete's foot creams and powders.
  • Creams for nappy rash; bruising; tattoos or varicose veins.
  • Creams; gels or bandages or sprains or sports injuries.
  • Head lice lotions and shampoos.
  • Lozengers; throat sprays; mouthwashes or gargles.
  • Treatments for constipation; diarrhoea or threadworms.
  • Treatments for minor ache.
  • Drops to remove ear wax.
  • Tonics; vitamins; health and weight-loss supplements.
  • Sun creams.


You can buy these medicines and treatments from a Pharmacy or from some shops or supermarkets. Ask your Doctor or Pharmacist for more information.


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