Home Medicine Cabinet

Remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and Aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take Aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhea medicines
  • Rehydration mixture Indigestion remedy (example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher Sunburn treatment (example, calamine)
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • A thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings

Remember keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place, out of reach of small children

Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose

Watch expiry dates – do not keep or use medicines past their expiry date

Take all unwanted and out of date medicines back to the pharmacy


Boots in Blaydon:   0191 4143194
ASDA at the Metrocentre: 0191 4619510
Wilsons in Winlaton: 0191 4142378
Boots in Winlaton: 0191 4142472
Boots in Rowlands Gill: 01207 544103

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