YOUR HOME MEDICATION EMERGENCY KIT
Every home should have the necessities readily-available in their medicine cabinet to turn to in emergencies.
Here’s 5 things you should have in yours:
- Your preferred painkiller – for mild to moderate pain relief, take your pick of the 3 leading over-the-counter painkillers, ie: Aspirin (e.g. Disprin), Paracetamol (e.g. Panado) and Ibuprofen (e.g. Nurofen)
A child-friendly painkiller – For pain relief in children, stock children’s Paracetamol (Calpol or Panado syrup) or Ibuprofen (Nurofen) suspensions.
Antacid – This provides relief from heartburn (e.g. Tums or Enos)
Anti-nausea medication – To prevent vomiting and nausea. Known brands include Valoid or Emex. You might want to include a medication for stomach cramps, like Buscopan.
Antihistamine tablets – For hayfever, allergies and hives. Brands include Deselex and Allergex.
Speak to your trusted local pharmacist for more information at any of our Centurion branches.