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Over the counter medications are no longer available on prescription

Dated: 12-Mar-19

How is it changing?

Medicines which are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket (over the counter)  will no longer be routinely prescribed for the following conditions:
  • Acute sore throat
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Coughs, colds and nasal congestion
  • Mild irritant dermatitis
  • Cradle cap
  • Dandruff
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Dry/sore/tired eyes
  • Earwax
  • Excessive sweating
  • Oral thrush
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Headlice
  • Indigestion & heartburn
  • Sunburn
  • Infant colic
  • Infrequent cold sores of the lip
  • Infrequent constipation
  • Threadworms
  • Infrequent migraine
  • Insect bites & stings
  • Mild acne
  • Mild to moderate hayfever
  • Minor burns & scalds
  • Mild cystitis
  • Mild dry skin
  • Nappy rash
  • Minor pain, discomfort and fever
  • Warts & verrucae
  • Travel sickness
  • Prevention of tooth decay
  • Teething/mild toothache
  • Ringworm/athletes foot
  • Sun protection
Why is it changing?

The NHS spends £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be  bought over the counter, such as paracetamol. Reducing the amount the NHS spends on these  medicines will  mean that more money is available for people with more serious conditions.

How your local pharmacy team can help you?Pharmacists can give clinical advice and help you choose the most appropriate treatment. If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need.

What if my symptoms don’t improve?

Your local pharmacy team can tell you how long to expect the symptoms of your condition to last. If they haven’t improved after this time or you start to feel a lot worse, you should:

  • Go back to the pharmacy for further advice
  • Call NHS 111
  • Contact your GP

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