Trinity Medical Centre, Hove

Stocking your medicine cabinet

We feel it is important that all households should keep a reasonably stocked medical cabinet at home to deal with minor ailments. Remember all medicines should be stored in a box or cupboard with a lock and kept well out of the reach of children. Always check the expiry date on medicines and do not keep them for future use, as they lose their effect or become dangerous.

Remember that your pharmacist can give advice about medicines.

Sedative Cough Linctus

For dry or painful coughs

Antiseptic Cream

For sores, grazes and septic spots

Antiseptic solution

Dilute in water & use to clean cuts and grazes

Calamine lotion

For use on dermatitis, and on insect bites & stings and sunburn to soothe

Cotton Wool

For cleaning minor cuts & grazes


For removing splinters


For cuts


For checking fevers

Indigestion Remedies

For relief of heartburn and indigestion pains

Crepe Bandage (3 inch)

For sprained joints & for holding dressings in correct place

Paracetamol Tablets

For general pain relief in adults

Paracetamol Liquid

For relief of pain and/or fever in young children

Soluble Aspirin Tablets

For adults or children over 12 - good for headaches, colds & sore throats

Ephidrine Nose Drops

For runny noses in children over 1 year. Do not use for more than 4 days.

Vapour Rub

For steam inhalation, stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub into chest and on nose

Antihistamine Tablets/Ointment

For relief of inflammation from itches/rashes and allergic reactions caused by body's over production of histamine. Useful in allergy reactions such as watery eyes, sneezing, swelling and for insect bites. Recommend to use newer brands which are less sedative

Rehydration Solution

For replacing fluids and salts lost due to vomiting or diarrhoea

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