Over the counter medications are no longer available on prescription.

The NHS in East Berkshire spent over £3.7million last year on products that can be bought without a prescription.

The NHS is under pressure. Our budget is not large enough to pay for all the treatments we would like to purchase.

NHS guidance recommends that items that can be bought without a prescription should no longer be prescribed across England.

Treatments for the following conditions are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies. NHS prescriptions will not be available for these conditions in East Berkshire from 1st September 2018:

  • Acne
  • Headlice
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Heartburn
  • Burns & scalds
  • Indigestion
  • Cold sores
  • Insect bites & stings
  • Colds
  • Irritant dermatitis
  • Colic
  • Migraine
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Constipation
  • Nappy rash
  • Coughs
  • Nasal congestion
  • Cradle cap
  • Acute pain
  • Cystitis
  • Probiotics
  • Dandruff
  • Ringworm
  • Dental caries
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sun protection
  • Dry / sore / tired eyes
  • Sunburn
  • Dry skin
  • Teething
  • Earwax
  • Threadworms
  • Excessive sweating
  • Oral thrush
  • Fever / high temperature
  • Toothache
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Travel sickness
  • Hayfever / seasonal rhinitis
  • Vitamins & minerals
  • Warts & verrucae

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