Calpol 6 Plus, now £1.66 at Tesco instore and online.
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Calpol 6 Plus, now £1.66 at Tesco instore and online.

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Found 4th Aug 2013
Calpol 6 Plus, 80ml regular bottle. £1.66 at Tesco instore and online. Includes Tesco Express.

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nice mixer with Gin

Calpol/Paracetamol is available free on prescription so why would you buy it?

Would cost me more than that to get to my doctors for the prescription (15 min car journey x2)

You get it from the chemist of your choice under 'minor ailments'. Can also get metanium, sudocrem, nose drops, snuffle baby, ibuprofen, cough bottles, diarolyte etc

cookie_monster28

Calpol/Paracetamol is available free on prescription so why would you buy … Calpol/Paracetamol is available free on prescription so why would you buy it?

paracetamol is dirt cheap anyways

Original Poster

Had to get some on the way home from work this evening.

Not much chance of getting a prescription then.

I have never got a prescription for this stuff for my daughter, even when the doctor told me to use calpol I was told to buy it never prescribed. Shall I ever end up in that situation again though I will ask now..

still though good deal spent a good £3-£4 on this stuff in my chemist.

sammyjane904

You get it from the chemist of your choice under 'minor ailments'. Can … You get it from the chemist of your choice under 'minor ailments'. Can also get metanium, sudocrem, nose drops, snuffle baby, ibuprofen, cough bottles, diarolyte etc




Not anymore with calpol, I have to order it from the doctors now, used to be able to get it under minor ailments but they've stopped it for some reason!

tracyj87

I have never got a prescription for this stuff for my daughter, even when … I have never got a prescription for this stuff for my daughter, even when the doctor told me to use calpol I was told to buy it never prescribed. Shall I ever end up in that situation again though I will ask now.. still though good deal spent a good £3-£4 on this stuff in my chemist.




All prescriptions for under 18's are free so your doctor should be giving it to you on prescription, make sure you get it next time! I always make sure I have a bottle in the cupboard incase its needed ASAP so it would do you no harm in ringing down and ordering a bottle for the next time you need it

seanjames

paracetamol is dirt cheap anyways




Its even cheaper when its free!!

cookie_monster28

Calpol/Paracetamol is available free on prescription so why would you buy … Calpol/Paracetamol is available free on prescription so why would you buy it?



Because it's a complete waste of NHS time and money to get it 'free' from the doctor just so you can keep a bottle in the cupboard.

If a child is genuinely ill and needs to see a doctor then I agree a prescription is part of that consultation but to 'get it free on prescription' as the sole task should be banned IMO.

Heat for the deal!

I reckon a doctors appointment must cost at least £20 plus reception costs etc etc, so going for a cheap medicine rather than buy it you probably cost the NHS around £30 so you can save £2. Plus you might even fall over when going out, get soaked in wet weather or anyother problem which you might really need the NHS for and you wont get proper treatment because there is not the money available. Well done. The pound shops sell loads of minor ailment medicines which work well. Everyone can afford £1 for their own health.

yourlegaldealer

Because it's a complete waste of NHS time and money to get it 'free' from … Because it's a complete waste of NHS time and money to get it 'free' from the doctor just so you can keep a bottle in the cupboard.If a child is genuinely ill and needs to see a doctor then I agree a prescription is part of that consultation but to 'get it free on prescription' as the sole task should be banned IMO.Heat for the deal!



Absolutely agree -- most areas now operate the minor ailments scheme through pharmacies and that's the best thing if you can't afford to buy paracetamol off the shelf and you just pop into your chemist anytime you like. I would just add that Calpol as a brand is not allowed on the NHS whether on a prescription or through the minor ailments scheme, but what they give you instead is exactly the same dose/strength just maybe a different flavour.

cookie_monster28

Calpol/Paracetamol is available free on prescription so why would you buy … Calpol/Paracetamol is available free on prescription so why would you buy it?



Because some people have a little bit of pride and don't run to the doctors for everything, just because it's free for some people on prescription!

Workshy soap dodger!!!

Ahh the age old classic - just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

Also one of the biggest reasons why this country is going down the pan people trying to rinse it for every last penny.
Edited by: "Towelie" 5th Aug 2013

Lol....
Get back to work and stop hating on the freeloaders !!!
Just keep working and paying for my freebies....
Thanks in advance.
Hot deal tho will grab a couple for sure.

woosterwoo

Because some people have a little bit of pride and don't run to the … Because some people have a little bit of pride and don't run to the doctors for everything, just because it's free for some people on prescription!Workshy soap dodger!!!




haha get over yourself you moron, its nothing to do with having some pride, children under 18 get free prescriptions, I'm almost 35 and have been paying my taxes & NI from the day I turned 16 (started working the week before my 16th birthday and have been working ever since) so get off your moral high horse and stop hating on people for getting what they are entitled to!!
Edited by: "cookie_monster28" 6th Aug 2013

Oh yes the sense of 'entitlement', 'been paying my taxes'.

I'm not convinced Woosterwoo is the moron. It's the moronic attitude of people who feel a sense of entitlement that is straining the system beyond belief. Just be mindful if you unfortunately have to seek medical help and it's been less than a satisfactory experience because the system is so stretched.

I went to Tesco for this today and it is NOT this price, think it was over £3.00. My daughter had fever and it was the only thing I wanted, had to get Neurofen instead at £2.50.

Original Poster

Still this price online and was certainly this price in store when I bought some on sunday.

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yourlegaldealer

Because it's a complete waste of NHS time and money to get it 'free' from … Because it's a complete waste of NHS time and money to get it 'free' from the doctor just so you can keep a bottle in the cupboard.If a child is genuinely ill and needs to see a doctor then I agree a prescription is part of that consultation but to 'get it free on prescription' as the sole task should be banned IMO.Heat for the deal!



how many kids do you have?

douglas13

how many kids do you have?



What's that got to do with anything? My opinion stands whether you have none, one, four or ten.
(That'll be the last form me - this thread is about the deal, not the rights and wrongs of healthcare!)

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yourlegaldealer

What's that got to do with anything? My opinion stands whether you have … What's that got to do with anything? My opinion stands whether you have none, one, four or ten.(That'll be the last form me - this thread is about the deal, not the rights and wrongs of healthcare!)



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