Calpol £1 at Pound Empire !
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Calpol £1 at Pound Empire !

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LocalFound 3rd Jun 2013
Went into the new pound shop (pound empire, great name eh?) in southport, they had the 100ml bottles of calpol, the older type with the spoon not the syringe for that's right, £1. Expiry is late 2014 so grabbed a few, hope this helps someone.
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Good price - wish there was a 'pound empire' near me
Meth labs are a GO-GO
Used to love this when i was a kid! haha!
"Pound Empire" X) Where do they go from here?
I would pay the extra £3 for the syringe just to avoid the sticky fingers lol.
cooll will pick 3 today...
jain236

cooll will pick 3 today...


you mean hot (_;)
name made me laugh
pound EMPIRE the new star wars film !!!!
you can buy syringe for 50p from any chemist
or you could just use the nhs minor ailments scheme and get a wide range of medicines for FREE if you are lucky enough to have a participating pharmacy near by. This also frees up doctor appointments for the more seriously I'll patients.
Good offer but could just get it free on prescription!
Not everywhere has the MAS. I thought they were scrapping it.
people go to the doctor for the sake of saving £1? what a country!
Yummy stuff. Heat added.
minusstocks

people go to the doctor for the sake of saving £1? what a country!



I woudlnt go to the docs, no, but yes I would go to my local pharmacy that has the minor ailments scheme and get liquid paracetamol for my children whenever I feel they need it.
marty-401

or you could just use the nhs minor ailments scheme and get a wide range … or you could just use the nhs minor ailments scheme and get a wide range of medicines for FREE if you are lucky enough to have a participating pharmacy near by. This also frees up doctor appointments for the more seriously I'll patients.



I've heard it all now. No wonder the county's bankrupt. It's like a scroungers paradise.
Just ban GP's from prescribing over the counter medicines and make people go and buy it.
it is paracetemol, nothing else............but
check where it is made, check the expiry date.
i would buy cheap poundland stuff for myself, but not for my son!!.
definitely worth the wait to come down at your regular pharmacy or buy at the face price!!
Never heard of Pound Empire. It's not just the syringe that we will pay more for to make administering it easier & less messy (& means you can get to the last 30ml at the bottom!) but the special stopper on the top too that the syringe fits into so you can tip the whole bottle upside down & draw out the syringe.
Given that most people will never have heard of Pound Empire/won't live anywhere near one, could get it free on prescription, and have no idea where this Calpol is coming from, I think questions are entirely justified. But you're also entirely justified to go out and buy it too
chopkins83

Good offer but could just get it free on prescription!



Exactly what I was going to say, I am not knocking the OP but why would you pay for it when prescriptions for under 16's are free ??
minusstocks

people go to the doctor for the sake of saving £1? what a country!



Bit of a stupid comment oO if your child/baby has a high temp it is better to get it checked out by the doc rather than think "Oh I don't want to waste the doctor's time" I did that yesterday as my baby has a high temp and lucky I did as the doc said she has a viral infection and prescribed some antibiotics and parapead which is similar to calpol
minusstocks

people go to the doctor for the sake of saving £1? what a country!



No poster previous to you said they went to the doctors for this ?

More hassle than whats its worth these days going to the doctors - day off work, keep kids off school to be told theres no appointments - repeat process the next day.

But re the MAS, yes I am not ashamed that I use that for medicines for my kids (both under 16), I have worked since leaving school as has my partner, between us we have worked for nearly 40 years.

Saves the NHS a fortune if they use MAS instead valuable doctors time.






andynicol

No poster previous to you said they went to the doctors for this ?More … No poster previous to you said they went to the doctors for this ?More hassle than whats its worth these days going to the doctors - day off work, keep kids off school to be told theres no appointments - repeat process the next day.But re the MAS, yes I am not ashamed that I use that for medicines for my kids (both under 16), I have worked since leaving school as has my partner, between us we have worked for nearly 40 years.Saves the NHS a fortune if they use MAS instead valuable doctors time.



I partially agree with you regarding the "why should I pay for my children's medicine when I am paying in the system via tax/national insurance". But not the point where you say "it's not worth the hassle". I personally would rather go to the Doctor to have my child diagnosed rather than a unqualified chemist who will miss something.As I am sure you well know there are plenty of horror stories where parents have listened to a chemist or didn't bother going to the docs and ended up with a seriously ill child or worse .
no pound empire in cardiff:( but good deal
chopkins83

Good offer but could just get it free on prescription!



Get to the doctors by taxi from your house you get for free on benefits. If you are quick you can be home in time for Jeremy Kyle on TV.

Can you claim back the taxi fare?

Baldieman64

I've heard it all now. No wonder the county's bankrupt. It's like a … I've heard it all now. No wonder the county's bankrupt. It's like a scroungers paradise. Just ban GP's from prescribing over the counter medicines and make people go and buy it.



Well as the country isn't bankrupt I'd question your data sources anyway; but if you are looking for a reason why we are, financially, where we are, you could look toward the trillions given to the banks and the rich buddies of the politicians getting richer while the poor get poorer (only one group is going through austerity, no prizes for guessing which one). Thinking is free, do more of it.
youcantbeserious

Get to the doctors by taxi from your house you get for free on benefits. … Get to the doctors by taxi from your house you get for free on benefits. If you are quick you can be home in time for Jeremy Kyle on TV.Can you claim back the taxi fare?:(



Free prescriptions for under 16's has nothing to do with people on benefits you dope I pay for mine but my children don't because they are under 16
Edited by: "dabas" 4th Jun 2013
I hope this doesn't sound stupid, but what is the MAS?
marty-401

or you could just use the nhs minor ailments scheme and get a wide range … or you could just use the nhs minor ailments scheme and get a wide range of medicines for FREE if you are lucky enough to have a participating pharmacy near by. This also frees up doctor appointments for the more seriously I'll patients.



Are you aware that the NHS will probably pay an absurd amount for a bottle of this? Considerably more than the £1 it is available for you to buy from here.
It is better to just buy it yourself and save the NHS the money - exactly the same with people getting gluten free foods on prescription, which the NHS pays through the nose for.
COLD. You can get this free of your doctor.
dabas

Free prescriptions for under 16's has nothing to do with people on … Free prescriptions for under 16's has nothing to do with people on benefits you dope I pay for mine but my children don't because they are under 16



Did I mention paying for a prescription?
DirectDeal

COLD. You can get this free of your doctor.


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youcantbeserious

Did I mention paying for a prescription?



You quoted somebody who said you can get it for free on prescription ,so from your comments you suggests that they should pay for them and you FAIL to answer the question what has it got to do with benefit claimants ?? Oh sorry I guess you are TROLLING
dabas

I partially agree with you regarding the "why should I pay for my … I partially agree with you regarding the "why should I pay for my children's medicine when I am paying in the system via tax/national insurance". But not the point where you say "it's not worth the hassle". I personally would rather go to the Doctor to have my child diagnosed rather than a unqualified chemist who will miss something.As I am sure you well know there are plenty of horror stories where parents have listened to a chemist or didn't bother going to the docs and ended up with a seriously ill child or worse .



Yes there are horror stories re parents failing to take there kids to the doctor OR failing to get an appointment on time.

I have been lucky in that both my kids haven't been seriously ill, and I synpathise with any who have, BUT I know when my kids are ill or when they just fancy a day off school.
If every parent took there kids to doctors when they had a sniffle / temeprature / sore head the NHS would collapse, a bit of common sense is mostly all that is required, BUT I cannot stress enough I fully sympathise with any who have had to go through the worst case scenario.
Jeikobu88

I hope this doesn't sound stupid, but what is the MAS?



Minor Ailments Scheme, or when I registered my 2 kids (Scotland) couple of years ago it was called Direct Care.

You register under 16's at a participating chemist for free medication, I have only used it for Calpol (substitute) when my kids have a fever / sore head, but I believe there are other medicines available.
You have to speak to the pharmacist to describe the symptons before they decide to give medication or they may refer you to a doctor if it sounds serious.
dabas

You quoted somebody who said you can get it for free on prescription ,so … You quoted somebody who said you can get it for free on prescription ,so from your comments you suggests that they should pay for them and you FAIL to answer the question what has it got to do with benefit claimants ?? Oh sorry I guess you are TROLLING



All scroungers
Free at the chemist! No need to visit the doctor around there. Otherwise £1 is a good price!
youcantbeserious

All scroungers



That's no way to talk about under 16's who don't have to pay for prescriptions
dabas

Bit of a stupid comment oO if your child/baby has a high temp it is … Bit of a stupid comment oO if your child/baby has a high temp it is better to get it checked out by the doc rather than think "Oh I don't want to waste the doctor's time" I did that yesterday as my baby has a high temp and lucky I did as the doc said she has a viral infection and prescribed some antibiotics and parapead which is similar to calpol



Sounds like your doctor was trying to appease you. If it was a viral infection, what use are Abx? The only useful thing therefore is parapaed, which is basically calpol. So your anecdote sort of proves the opposite point.
shareef

Sounds like your doctor was trying to appease you. If it was a viral … Sounds like your doctor was trying to appease you. If it was a viral infection, what use are Abx? The only useful thing therefore is parapaed, which is basically calpol. So your anecdote sort of proves the opposite point.



Yes your quite right DOC, no point in taking a baby to the doctor when they have a seriously high temp for 3 days. I would better off listening to your advice keep them at home and let them SWEAT it out oO
dabas

Yes your quite right DOC, no point in taking a baby to the doctor when … Yes your quite right DOC, no point in taking a baby to the doctor when they have a seriously high temp for 3 days. I would better off listening to your advice keep them at home and let them SWEAT it out oO



In a recent survey, 97% of doctors admitted prescribing a placebo medicine (i.e. a medicine for a patient who is showing minor symptoms that would probably clear up in a few days or so on their own, the prescription acting as a way of reassuring the patient that it was something treatable and not just looking like the doctor was fobbing them off). There are now probably more illnesses and diseases in the world than can be named, thousands of which share the same or very similar symptoms. As an example, every time you get a cold, it is unique to any cold you've had previously, because when you get ill, your body builds the antibodies to fight off that illness for next time.

Doctors find it impossible now to treat the cause of most of these minor ailments and can only treat the symptoms, leaving the rest up to the human body. Tie this in with the fact that parents, in our day and age of medical knowledge, rush to the hospital at the first sign of a sniffle (I know this, because I've been there myself) and what you get is a hypochondriatic culture.

9 times out of 10, the illness is just a stepping stone for the child to build their immune system, and not anything more serious. Most of these illnesses can be treated with breast milk, Calpol and rest (obviously age dependent). Sometimes these illnesses can last for a few days, but they do pass.

Of course all things considered, it is always safer to seek medical advice if in doubt, and a trip to the doctors isn't a great burden in the scope of things. In your case Dabas, there wasn't a NEED to go to the doctor, but better safe than sorry.
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