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Home Medicine Cabinet

Remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and Aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin).
  • Mild laxatives.
  • Anti-diarrhea medicines.
  • Rehydration mixture.
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids).
  • Travel sickness tablets.
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher.
  • Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine).
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors.
  • A thermometer.
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings.


  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children.
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose.
  • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date.
  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy. We do not dispose in surgery.

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