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Family Medicine Chest

med cabThis is a list of inexpensive but useful medicines for minor illnesses. Keep them in a cupboard that is either locked or out of reach of children or steam.

  • Soluble aspirin (over 16 year olds only)
  • Eucalyptus drops
  • Dressing strips
  • Thermometer
  • Paracetamol mixture
  • Calamine lotion
  • Crepe bandage
  •  Antiseptic solution
  • Cotton wool
  • Vapour rub
  • Sling


Keep the medicine box in a secure, locked, place out of reach of small children. Always read the instructions and use the recommended dose. Watch expiry dates - don't keep or use medicines past their sell-by date. Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy.

Remember not to give aspirin to anyone under 16 years of age. If in doubt please check with a pharmacist.

Click here to download the Medicine Tool Kit information

Click here to download FAQ - Your Questions Answered regarding over the counter products

For more information regarding Vitamin D deficiency please follow the links:

Vitamin D 

Vitamin D in Children

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