Medicine warning

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East Perth shire res­i­dents have been urged to plan ahead if they de­pend on re­peat pre­scrip­tions.

GP surg­eries could be closed for up to four days be­cause New Year’s Day falls on a Mon­day.

Health pro­fes­sion­als say it is im­por­tant for peo­ple tak­ing reg­u­lar med­i­ca­tion to make sure they have enough sup­plies to last them over the New Year.

A spokesper­son for NHS 24 said :“It’ s a good idea to pick up some over-the­counter reme­dies for win­ter ail­ments such as coughs and colds and if you need reg­u­lar med­i­ca­tions, take a minute to check you have enough left to cover the hol­i­day pe­riod.

A spokesper­son for Com­mu­nity Phar­macy Scot­land assed: “If you do run out of medicines your lo­cal com­mu­nity phar­macy can help – take along your empty pack or bot­tle, or the re­peat order­ing slip and in most cases they can dis­pense enough to last un­til your GP surgery re­opens.”

David­son’s in the Wellmeadow in Blair­gowrie will be open from 2pm to 3pm on New Year’s Day and Boots on Al­lan Street will be open from 2pm to 4pm on Tues­day, Jan­uary 2.

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