Over the counter pain killers.

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Deeps
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Re: Over the counter pain killers.

Post by Deeps » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:46 pm

mushroom wrote:Another vote here for Phenergan as an OTC sleeping tablet. I was first told about it by my doctor years ago. I've recommended it to several people with sleeping problems since and most have found it really useful. It's originally sold as a travel sickness tablet, but does also have dosage listed for if used as a seditive as well. You will be asked if you've used it before!!

The other day while waiting in the pharmacy I saw a box 'Phenergan Night Time' - so I'm wondering if they have started to specifically market it for sleep as well.
That's a good shout, I remember the 'stugies' that the navy dished out for sea sickness would send you to sleep. I hadn't thought of them, apart from the times that I was on minesweeper I was alright.

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http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/di ... nnarizine/

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Re: Over the counter pain killers.

Post by yorkshirewolf » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:26 pm

As i was in the pharmacy this evening, I thought i'd try the availability of Promethazine (brand name Phenergan) as the last lot i got was precribed, and it is indeed available as an over the counter medicine.

I was asked if it was for me and if i'd taken it before, said i had allergies and the doctor had recommended it from a pharmacy as it's cheaper than a prescription, unfortunately it still cost me £8.00 for a box but less than the £8.60 for a prescription!
I'm sure if you shop around it'd be less.

So a strong antihistamine that doubles as a sleep aid, in the spirit of 'things that have multiple uses' definitely one for the medical box!

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Re: Over the counter pain killers.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:54 pm

yorkshirewolf wrote:As i was in the pharmacy this evening, I thought i'd try the availability of Promethazine (brand name Phenergan) as the last lot i got was precribed, and it is indeed available as an over the counter medicine.

I was asked if it was for me and if i'd taken it before, said i had allergies and the doctor had recommended it from a pharmacy as it's cheaper than a prescription, unfortunately it still cost me £8.00 for a box but less than the £8.60 for a prescription!
I'm sure if you shop around it'd be less.

So a strong antihistamine that doubles as a sleep aid, in the spirit of 'things that have multiple uses' definitely one for the medical box!

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Re: Over the counter pain killers.

Post by ParamedicPrepper » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:09 pm

Www.pharmacyfirst.co.uk

Thats where i do all my meds shopping. Cheapest i have found so far, used for a few years

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Re: Over the counter pain killers.

Post by Deeps » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:19 am

Cheers PP, I've bookmarked it for a nose later.

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Post by Arzosah » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:00 am

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Re: Over the counter pain killers.

Post by ukpreppergrrl » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:38 am

Ah Phenergan...that must have been the travel sickness drug I took as a teenager! I was on a school trip and we were to go out sea fishing. The sea was quite...lumpy...and I don't do motion sickness that well. So I popped into a chemist and bought some over the counter travel sickness tablets (don't recall being asked any questions at the time) which I duly swallowed. With an ice cream I seem to recall... As it happened the fishing trip got called off because the sea was deemed too lumpy even for non-sick people! So we walked along the beach back to the camp site. As I walked my head got heavier and heavier....and heavier...and heavier...finally we got back to the camp site and I crawled into the tent and went to sleep. 5 hours later a teacher was shaking me awake looking very concerned. I had missed tea (an unheard of event...I do like me some grub!) which included not waking up when the the meal bugle was being played right outside my tent! I had not woken when my school mates had clambered over me to get to the grub. I had not woken up when the evening games and frivolity had commenced outside my tent. I was out cold! I have often thought of it since!
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