Kynance Practice

Kynance Practice, 7 Kynance Place, London, SW7 4QS

Telephone 020 7581 3040

Over The Counter

Many excellent and important medicines are available Over The Counter (OTC) at pharmacies. They do not not need to be prescribed by a Doctor and indeed you can save yourself a lot of money as many are cheaper than the Prescription Charge. Pharmacists are highly trained in giving sensible advice about self-help for minor illness, please ask them.

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

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

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.

Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly

This applies to treatments for these conditions:

Acute sore throat Minor burns and scalds Conjunctivitis
Mild cystitis Coughs, colds and nasal congestion Mild dry skin
Cradle cap Mild irritant dermatitis Dandruff
Mild to moderate hay fever Diarrhoea (adults) Dry eyes / sore tired eyes
Mouth ulcers Earwax Nappy rash
Excessive sweating Infant colic Sunburn
Infrequent cold sores of the lip Sun protection Infrequent constipation
Teething / mild toothache Infrequent migraine Threadworms
Insect bites and stings Travel sickness Mild acne
Warts and verrucae Hemorrhoids Oral thrush
Head lice Prevention of tooth decay Indigestion and heartburn
Ringworm / athletes foot Minor pain, discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)