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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG Self Care Tips

A well-stocked medicine cabinet will help you treat many everyday illnesses and minor ailments at home. For example, a small supply of paracetamol or ibuprofen (available as syrup for children) and other remedies will help you treat common ailments such as coughs, colds, sore throats, indigestion, diarrhoea/vomiting, toothache, headaches and constipation. If you have children, do not forget to include appropriate medicines for them.

Always remember the following points:

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

 
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