Calpol 12 Sachets 35p scanning in store @ Lloyds Pharmacy
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Calpol 12 Sachets 35p scanning in store @ Lloyds Pharmacy

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Found 2nd Apr 2016
In-store. At Lloyds Pharmacy. Sachets scanning at £0.35. Even the lady behind the counter was shocked. I bought 2 packets. Don't know if it's national or if it was is a cliche.

I got from oadby branch
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Worth £35 if needed
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Goldie0800

In-store. At Lloyds Pharmacy. Sachets scanning at £0.35. Even the … In-store. At Lloyds Pharmacy. Sachets scanning at £0.35. Even the lady behind the counter was shocked. I bought 2 packets. Don't know if it's national or if it was is a cliche.I got from oadby branch



probably a cliche lol
Edited by: "guvnor123" 2nd Apr 2016

penguini

Worth £35 if needed



What ? Eh ?
It's just paracetamol in a sugary suspension.
ZoeVic

What ? Eh ?




If your child is poorly it's worth its weight in gold!
qwerty212

It's just paracetamol in a sugary suspension.




Cheaper than generic ones at this price.
guvnor123

probably a cliche lol




I love a good cliche, almost as much as I love a good glitch.
I used to love this stuff, was the only enjoyable part about being ill until I got too old and was given the orange flavour.. Yuck!
definitely a cliché; a cliché of a deal on this here old site.
pinkbubbley

I used to love this stuff, was the only enjoyable part about being ill … I used to love this stuff, was the only enjoyable part about being ill until I got too old and was given the orange flavour.. Yuck!


God yes, i hated that switch over lol, buttercup syrup was nice too.
Has anyone else found it at this price?
danielUK84

God yes, i hated that switch over lol, buttercup syrup was nice too.



​even better when your really ill and get amoxycillin
houston26

​even better when your really ill and get amoxycillin



Banana greatness
Ha ha, I've had the "Why buy Calpol? Its just Paracetamol?" Debate with many an expert who has never tried getting a toddler with a fever to swallow a tablet!!
These are great, especially for the price. Fortunately my little one doesn't mind the cheap stuff, but the sachets are excellent for when you're out and about.
I've bought the sachets a few times and also the bottles. Don't bother with the bottles though as once opened you have a month (maybe 6 weeks?) to use it. No child should consume a whole bottle over that period so every single bottle sold won't get used. Sachets are much better.
anonymous15

I don't see why you need to pay for a branded item when you can easily … I don't see why you need to pay for a branded item when you can easily source the non branded stuff on minor ailments scheme at local pharmacies.


It's 35p?!
anonymous15

I don't see why you need to pay for a branded item when you can easily … I don't see why you need to pay for a branded item when you can easily source the non branded stuff on minor ailments scheme at local pharmacies.



You can't simply walk in to any pharmacist demanding free stuff to stock up on. You need to be in an eligible area, go to a pharmacist that's part of the scheme and the pharmacist usually has to see the patient. I wouldn't take my unwell child to a pharmacist just to save a few pounds if not pence on something that should already be in a medicine cabinet.

We shouldn't burden the NHS with more costs when you can pay a pittance in comparison yourself imo.
yrreb88

You can't simply walk in to any pharmacist demanding free stuff to stock … You can't simply walk in to any pharmacist demanding free stuff to stock up on. You need to be in an eligible area, go to a pharmacist that's part of the scheme and the pharmacist usually has to see the patient. I wouldn't take my unwell child to a pharmacist just to save a few pounds if not pence on something that should already be in a medicine cabinet. We shouldn't burden the NHS with more costs when you can pay a pittance in comparison yourself imo.



​It costs the nhs a few quid to supply people with 'free' drugs where if the pop into tesco or pretty much any other shop they can get them for 30-40p!
Excellent find op, heat added
Best to stock up if you got children never no when you need to use it
yrreb88

You can't simply walk in to any pharmacist demanding free stuff to stock … You can't simply walk in to any pharmacist demanding free stuff to stock up on. You need to be in an eligible area, go to a pharmacist that's part of the scheme and the pharmacist usually has to see the patient. I wouldn't take my unwell child to a pharmacist just to save a few pounds if not pence on something that should already be in a medicine cabinet. We shouldn't burden the NHS with more costs when you can pay a pittance in comparison yourself imo.



Yes but lets not get in the way of people who want something for nothing.
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kelar

Has anyone else found it at this price?


I can not tell or are people just voting it hot for the sake of it.
sickly sweet

I love a good cliche, almost as much as I love a good glitch.



I'd say the Calpol market is quite niche
A subject close to my heart, (not the price of Calpol, but the debate of minor ailment scheme)
The scheme is provided by the NHS to reduce the appointment waiting times at the GP surgeries. In some areas this around 2 to 3 weeks. There are a number of factors as why that is which I wont go into right now.
The scheme is not there to "stock pile" on free medication "just in case" it should be treated like a doctors appointment, in this case obviously its a pharmacists appointment.
If you are eligible to get free medication on the NHS and you feel there is a need to see a healthcare professional then by all means go and see your pharmacist. Let him/her discuss your symptoms and then let THEM decide if you need medication or not.

As for the debate about generic vs branded we can keep that one for another day

Now as for this deal? its super hot if you can get it at this price. As a dad I'd buy generic for my kids but at this price I would buy the branded.

Jimmyboy

I've bought the sachets a few times and also the bottles. Don't bother … I've bought the sachets a few times and also the bottles. Don't bother with the bottles though as once opened you have a month (maybe 6 weeks?) to use it. No child should consume a whole bottle over that period so every single bottle sold won't get used. Sachets are much better.



with most solutions/suspensions that are not freshly made and your storage conditions are good ( under 25C and in a cupboard/fridge) once opened 90 days is the recommend time to keep the liquid
sunny200350

with most solutions/suspensions that are not freshly made and your … with most solutions/suspensions that are not freshly made and your storage conditions are good ( under 25C and in a cupboard/fridge) once opened 90 days is the recommend time to keep the liquid


I'm sure you are correct but I'm not about to go against the instructions on the bottle when giving it to my 1 or 3 year old.
Jimmyboy

I'm sure you are correct but I'm not about to go against the instructions … I'm sure you are correct but I'm not about to go against the instructions on the bottle when giving it to my 1 or 3 year old.



I wont say thats incorrect but you will have to tell me which brand it says that on, as im looking through the Calpol right now, I cant see it anywhere stating those times to discard the medication after, and this is just out of curiosity everyone decides whats best for their family
Edited by: "sunny200350" 3rd Apr 2016
sunny200350

I wont say thats incorrect but you will have to tell me which brand it … I wont say thats incorrect but you will have to tell me which brand it says that on, as im looking through the Calpol right now, I cant see it anywhere stating those times to discard the medication after, and this is just out of curiosity everyone decides whats best for their family


Apologies, you're totally right! I was confusing this with Neurofen for kids but checked that too and no info on how soon to use after opening. I must have been looking at something different.
The sachets are definitely a lot more convenient that the bottles though.
Yes my local has them too and baby food jars for 16p
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