Illnesses like coughs and colds and minor accidents can happen at any time, so it is a good idea to have a small supply of simple remedies in your home. For example:
Keep your medicines out of sight in a locked cabinet that is out of reach of children or anyone who might take anything by mistake. Keep medicines in their original labelled container and don’t store medicines which are past their expiry date. Your local pharmacist can dispose of them safely. Prescribed medication should only be taken by the person for who they have been prescribed.
For advice on self care contact your GP practice, Pharmacist or NHS Direct.
NHS Direct Wales can be contacted via phone: 0845 46 47 or their website address is: www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk