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What are P medicines?

What are P medicines?

Pharmacy Only Medicines, also referred to as ‘P-Meds’ are a group of medicines that can only be sold from a registered pharmacy by a pharmacist or a person acting under the supervision of a pharmacist. From acne treatment, pain relief, hay fever tablets to emergency contraceptives.

How are medicines classified in the UK?

All medicines marketed in the UK are classified according to one of the three following categories: • Prescription Only Medicines (POM) – available only on a prescription • Pharmacy (P) – available under the supervision of a pharmacist • General Sale List (GSL) – available in general retail outlets such as supermarkets …

What are the 3 categories of medicines?

The Act defines three categories of medicine: prescription only medicines (POM), which are available only from a pharmacist if prescribed by an appropriate practitioner; pharmacy medicines (P), available only from a pharmacist but without a prescription; and general sales list (GSL) medicines which may be bought from …

What does P stand for in pharmacy?

P: pharmacy-only medicines, obtained without a prescription (colloquially, ‘over the counter’) from, or under the supervision of, a qualified pharmacist.

What are the 4 categories of medicine?

The 4 Categories of Medication

  • General Sales List (GSL) GSLs are a type of medicine that have few legal restrictions.
  • Pharmacy Medicines. Pharmacy Medicines are only available to purchase behind the counter at a pharmacy.
  • Prescription Only Medicines.
  • Controlled Drugs.

Can I sell paracetamol in my shop?

It is illegal to sell more than 100 tablets or capsules of either paracetamol or aspirin in any one retail transaction. Where can I get further advice and information? It applies to all solid dose (oral tablet or capsule) medicines for pain relief sold without pharmacist supervision.

What are prescription only medicines UK?

prescription only medicines (POM): must be sold or supplied according to a prescription prescribed by an appropriately qualified health practitioner, this can be a doctor, dentist, or other independent or supplementary prescriber.