Medicine Box

Visit our Treatment Room to find out about minor illnesses and injuries.

Be prepared for common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicines cabinet at home:

Medicine safety

When keeping medicines at home, remember:

  • Always follow the directions on medicine packets and information leaflets, and never take more than the stated dose.
  • Always keep medicines out of the sight and reach of children – a high, lockable cupboard in a cool, dry place is ideal.
  • Regularly check the expiry dates on a medicine – if a medicine is past its use by date, don’t use it or throw it away. Take it to your pharmacy, where it can be disposed of safely.
If you have questions about any medicines or you want to buy them, ask your local pharmacist.

How your pharmacist can help you

Don’t forget your local pharmacist can help with many ailments, such as coughs,
colds, asthma, eczema, hay fever, and period pain.

They can also help with symptoms of:

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Back pain
  • Cold & flu
  • Cold sores
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cystitis
  • Dandruff
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry skin
  • Ear ache
  • Ear wax
  • Fever
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hay fever
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Head lice
  • Heart burn
  • Bites & stings
  • Motion sickness
  • Ulcers
  • Period pain
  • Sore throats
  • Sprains & strains
  • Sunburn prevention
  • Threadworm
  • Thrush
  • Warts & verrucas

They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that can help clear up the problem.

Instead of booking an appointment with your GP, you can see your local pharmacist any time – just walk in. You can also ask to speak to the pharmacist in private in their consultation room.

Learn more about how your pharmacist can help with treating common conditions.