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Haddenham Surgery

DR A RAHMAN

DR C ABRAHAM
DR K BRINKHURST
DR L GERZA
DR N HORN
DR A PEAKE

Medication Updates !

 

 

 

 

Patient Experience Team : 0800 279 2535

Email : capccg.pet@nhs.net

Over the Counter Medication (June 2016)

 

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG does not support the prescribing of medication that is available to buy from local pharmacies or supermarkets for children or adults with common illnesses or minor ailments that they could treat themselves at home.

 

The reasons for this are:

  • Patients can often look after themselves and their children; advice for treating minor conditions can be given by a local Pharmacist if needed.
  • Patients should keep a small supply of simple treatments in their own medicine cabinet.  This cabinet should be secured from young children.
  • Medicines that are available from supermarkets and pharmacies at a reasonable cost are very often more expensive when prescribed on the NHS.
  • The NHS belongs to everybody and the CCG must ensure that its resources are used in the best possible way for all patients.

Medines that should be purchased "over the counter" are:

  • Moisturing creams, gels, ointments and balms for dry skin (with no diagnosis)
  • Hay fever remedies (nasal sprays, antihistamines - for over 18 years)
  • Bath oils and shower gel (unless recommended by a specialist)
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Anti-inflammatory gels
  • Rehydration sachets
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medication (for diarrhoea less than 72 hours)
  • Lubricating eye drops, Chloramphenicol eye drops and eye ointment (over 2 years)
  • Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (short term use)
  • Laxatives for short term use (less than 72 hours)
  • Nasal douches
  • Antifungal preparations (eg Canesten)
  • Head lice treatments
  • Treadworm tablets
  • Haemorrhoidal preparations
  • Antiperspirants
  • Cold and cough remedies
  • Medicated shampoos
  • Mouthwash
  • Indigestion remedies (eg Gaviscon, Peptac)

 

 

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