Over the Counter Medicines

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG has asked GPs not to prescribe the following preparations for short term use from 31 October 2016: Paracetamol, cough mixtures, coldsore treatment, sunscreen, antifungal nail treatment, medicated shampoo; mouthwash and mouth ulcer treatment; travel vaccines; pain killers; indigestion remedies; antihistamines for hayfever; colic drops.

There will be patients with conditions that will make them exempt from this change. More information can be found in this table.

We have also produced information about the common conditions these medications are often prescribed for, as well as guidance on travel vaccinations.