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:
- Always follow the directions on medicine packets and information leaflets, and never take more than the stated dose.
- If you have questions about any of these medicines or you want to buy them, ask your local pharmacist.
- 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, do not use it or throw it away. Take it to your pharmacy, where it can be disposed of safely.