Make sure you have enough medication to cover your summer holiday

Make sure you have enough medication to cover your summer holiday

If you are jetting off on your holidays this summer, don’t forget to make sure you have enough of your repeat medications.

Please allow at least 48 hours (working days only) before collecting your repeat prescription.

What’s in your travel first aid kit?

It can also be a good idea to take a few essential first aid items to help you self care for minor illnesses and injuries whilst travelling. There are a number of things you can have in your first aid kit for any such eventualities:

  • Thermometer
  • Painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen (or infant paracetamol for children)
  • Cough medicine
  • Diarrhoea relief
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Plasters
  • Tweezers
  • Sterile gauze dressings
  • Bandages
  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunburn treatment

Your local Pharmacy is a great place to stock up on all the above items and you can find your nearest one and view their opening hours at NHS Choices.

Please remember to make sure your first aid kit is kept in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children.

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