Redwell Medical Centre

Medicine Chest

This is a list of basic medicines and first aid items in readiness for treating minor illnesses and injuries around the home.  They need replacing at regular intervals.

  • Paracetamol tablets for relief of pain or fever.
  • Paracetamol mixture, e.g. Calpol or Disprol for children.
  • Aspirin/Nurofen as per Paracetamol.  These have an additional anti-inflammatory effect therefore help joint pains.  Avoid if you suffer from indigestion.  Aspirin should not be given to children under 12 years of age. 
  • Phenergan Elixir useful in children with illness, e.g. cough disturbing the sleep, allergies and itch (eg chickenpox). 
  • Antihistamine tablets - adults and children over 12 for hay fever, allergic reactions and bites.
  • Thermometer to monitor any fever.
  • Anti-septic solution - eg Savlon or Dettol.
  • Selection of plasters, dressings and bandages.
  • Calamine Lotion for sunburn, insect bites and stings.