Over-The-Counter Medications

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Your GP or nurse will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need.


The below conditions should first be addressed with over-the-counter medications which can be purchased at your local pharmacy/chemist: 

In 2022 NHS Kent & Medway Spent Over:

Minor Illness List