Stock up your medicine cabinet for Christmas

People across Brighton and Hove and East Sussex are being reminded to stock up on their medicines before the Christmas holidays start.

The message from health experts is be prepared - anyone on regular medication should check they have enough medicine to see them through the holiday period.

Dr James Thallon, Medical Director for NHS England South East, said: “If you or someone you care for takes medicines regularly, don’t forget to make sure you order and collect repeat prescriptions in plenty of time to ensure you have enough medicine to cover the festive season.

“When you are in the pharmacy, it is also the ideal opportunity to stock up on self care treatments for conditions like coughs, colds and upset stomachs.” 

Local pharmacies may have restricted opening hours over Christmas and New Year.    

People can find details of their nearest pharmacy on the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk

You can speak to your local pharmacist for advice about which medicines you should have in stock to help you and your family over the winter season. 

If you start to feel unwell, even if it is just a cough or cold, you can get advice from your pharmacist before it gets more serious.  
For more information about how to Stay Well This Winter, visit the campaign website at www.nhs.uk/staywell.
 

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