Over-The-Counter Treatments

A wide range of effective remedies are now available in the pharmacy without the need for a prescription. The doctors in this surgery can recommend the following treatments for the common conditions mentioned. By treating yourself you can save yourself time and money as the majority of the drugs mentioned are cheaper than a prescription charge.

  • Ibuprofen / paracetamol tablets for pain relief
  • Paracetamol mixture (e.g. Calpol, Disprol) for mild to moderate pain relief and temperature control in children
  • Cough linctus for all types of cough
  • Gaviscon liquid or tablets for hiatus hernia and heartburn
  • Loperamide capsules (Immodium) for control of diarrhoea
  • Dioralyte or Rehydrat rehydration fluids very useful for children with diarrhoea
  • Laxatives (e.g. Senna, Fybogel, Lactulose) for relief of constipation
  • Mebendazole / Ovex / Pripsen sachets for treatment of worms
  • Hydrocortisone 1% cream for application to allergic rashes, skin irritation and insect bites
  • Olive oil ear drops for waxy ears
  • Daktarin / Canesten cream for athlete's foot or nappy rash
  • Ibuleve gel for the relief of muscular pains and sprains
  • Canesten pessary and cream for treatment of vaginal thrush
  • Various treatments for relief of cystitis
  • Nicotine patches and chewing gum to help stop smoking
  • Antihistamines (e.g. Piriton / Clarityn / Zirtek) for itchy or allergic rashes, insect bites and hayfever
  • Aciclovir (Zovirax) cream for cold sores
  • Salactol (mild) for all warts
  • Emergency contraception for prevention of pregnancy

If your condition does not clear up within a few days or you are uncertain about your diagnosis, then please consult your doctor.