Advice for patients
Articles and advice for patients around conditions and their treatment.
NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) offers an excellent way of saving money when patients get regular prescriptions each month. In summary, any patient who gets two or more items each month will benefit from having an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate. NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate is also known as ‘prepayment card.’ NHS Business Service Authority no longer sends a card out; instead NHS Prepayment Certificate is sent by email and post. A printout of the email can be used as proof of eligibility when collecting medication from the pharmacy.
Paracetamol is on of the most popular drugs prescribed drugs in UK. It is also one one of the most commonly purchased drugs over the counter to help to relief mild to moderate pain for example headache, tooth ache and to help with symptoms of cold, such as high temperature. Ibuprofen is indicated to help to control similar symptoms. Additionally due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties, ibuprofen is taken to reduce swelling and inflammation. Can paracetamol and ibuprofen be taken together? NHS recommends that anyone who is 16 or over can take ibuprofen and paracetamol together at the same time. This differs from recommendations for children.
Pets like humans can suffer from different conditions. A drug management of certain conditions in pets may be similar to humans. In fact some conditions are treated with drugs used by humans under the management of a qualified veterinarian. For example Piriton (chlorphenamine) can be used to manage allergies in dogs or other pets. In this post I discuss if drugs available from the pharmacy can be bough for pets.
Do students pay for prescriptions? This is a valid question and one that often leads to misinterpretation of eligibility for free NHS prescriptions.