Information for the public
You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve headache, aches and pains and fever.
You may also wish to ask your pharmacist for advice about over-the-counter remedies such as cough medicines, decongestants or throat pastilles.
If you are taking medicines for any other condition it is important to check with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any over-the-counter remedies.
Remember – always check the instructions on the bottle or packet and never take more than the recommended dose. If you are not sure, ask your doctor, nurse practitioner or pharmacist for help and advice.