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By Fiona Reid
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Easter meds reminder

NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication to make sure their repeat prescriptions are ordered ahead of the Easter weekend.

The reminder is part of the ongoing health campaign ‘Show you care. Prepare’ which encourages people to take care of themselves, their loved ones and the NHS by being prepared for minor ailments.

The Easter weekend impacts on many local GP and pharmacy opening times, so it’s important that people check their prescription and order only what they need.

NHS 24’s head of pharmacy John McAnaw said: “This can be a really busy time of the year but it’s important that we all take time to think about our health, do what we can to stay well and be prepared for illness. That way we’ll also be doing our bit to support the NHS through the busy Easter period.

“Things like paracetamol, ibuprofen and indigestion remedies are useful to have and you can ask your pharmacist for advice about helpful medicines for your household. It’s also a good idea to keep a few child friendly remedies if you have any wee ones.”

General advice and information on how to stay healthy can be found at www.nhsinform.scot/easter

 

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