What is in your first-aid medicine cupboard?

  • Wilna Rabbets Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: first-aid, medicine cupboard


Having the right medications and medical supplies available can make a world of difference when you are in need. Someone will need that pain and fever or nausea medication in the middle of the night, over a long weekend, when even the emergency pharmacy is closed.

When a customer comes into the pharmacy requesting assistance with stocking their medicine cupboard, it is an excellent opportunity to make sure they know how to use all their medication and that they check the medicines’ expiry dates every couple of months. Remind them that bringing all their expired or old medications to the pharmacy is the best way to dispose of them.

The most useful items in a medicine cupboard should include something for pain and fever, cuts, grazes and burns, something for all the stomach ailments that can occur, and something for colds and flu.

Author Biography

Wilna Rabbets, Amayeza Information Services

Amayeza Information Services, South Africa

The Medicine Cupboard