Bristol Labs Paracetamol 500mg 16 tablets 19p @ Savers
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Bristol Labs Paracetamol 500mg 16 tablets 19p @ Savers

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When they are this price, it really annoys me when the NHS in Wales give them out on prescription for free.
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Don't forget only two packs per purchase
When they are this price, it really annoys me when the NHS in Wales give them out on prescription for free.
brettytopbanana01/08/2019 18:46

When they are this price, it really annoys me when the NHS in Wales give …When they are this price, it really annoys me when the NHS in Wales give them out on prescription for free.


They shouldn't be prescribing them IMO. Unless it's in extreme cases for extreme, long term conditions
Gollywood01/08/2019 18:52

They shouldn't be prescribing them IMO. Unless it's in extreme cases for …They shouldn't be prescribing them IMO. Unless it's in extreme cases for extreme, long term conditions



If people are paying for a prescription...I think you would find that the NHS was making quite a lot on them!
youchoose01/08/2019 18:56

If people are paying for a prescription...I think you would find that the …If people are paying for a prescription...I think you would find that the NHS was making quite a lot on them!


I'm replying to a comment about Wales. No payment for prescriptions there
Gollywood01/08/2019 18:58

I'm replying to a comment about Wales. No payment for prescriptions there


Ah...I thought it was just Scotland. Fair point then
how is this a deal? beggars belief
15p a pack at Poundstretcher
Yeah but they don't give paracetamol out free anymore even in Scotland, so while prescriptions are free, the doctor won't give you anything that can be bought over the counter and will ask that you buy it at your local pharmacy, as they should
nigelbutler01/08/2019 19:05

15p a pack at Poundstretcher


Not everyone has a poundstretcher near them, same as not everyone has a savers. So this one's for the former.
brettytopbanana01/08/2019 18:46

When they are this price, it really annoys me when the NHS in Wales give …When they are this price, it really annoys me when the NHS in Wales give them out on prescription for free.


Every old person I know gets buckets of paracetamol free on prescription, then tries to give them away to all of the relatives. The NHS should refuse to pay for paracetamol when people can buy it this cheaply.
Kenneth13101/08/2019 19:22

Yeah but they don't give paracetamol out free anymore even in Scotland, so …Yeah but they don't give paracetamol out free anymore even in Scotland, so while prescriptions are free, the doctor won't give you anything that can be bought over the counter and will ask that you buy it at your local pharmacy, as they should


Very few GPs have stopped prescribing paracetamol. We dispense about 100 scripts a week for it.
Gollywood01/08/2019 18:52

They shouldn't be prescribing them IMO. Unless it's in extreme cases for …They shouldn't be prescribing them IMO. Unless it's in extreme cases for extreme, long term conditions



I understand the cost concerns but paracetamol is a very dangerous drug even at small overdoses. If a doctor is prescribing paracetamol at least some thought and due diligence has been applied to the patient
twotone195401/08/2019 18:44

Don't forget only two packs per purchase


But you can buy 3 packs for £1 in poundland?
PurrlineBargain01/08/2019 20:10

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The reason for this is that many suicide attempts are spontaneous - on the spur of the moment - a person distressed, goes to the bathroom cabinet and takes whatever they can find at that time. This potentially limits the amount of damage they can do and increases the chance, if found in time, doctors in A & E can save their life and get further help for them..
Yes of course if you are determined enough and premeditated you can stock up on drugs but if this measure saves lives it's a small price to pay for that in my opinion, Most of us don't need loads of packets of painkillers and if we do, they get prescribed on an individual basis.
Edited by: "Patr100" 1st Aug
Kenneth13101/08/2019 19:22

Yeah but they don't give paracetamol out free anymore even in Scotland, so …Yeah but they don't give paracetamol out free anymore even in Scotland, so while prescriptions are free, the doctor won't give you anything that can be bought over the counter and will ask that you buy it at your local pharmacy, as they should


I don't think this is correct. My grandma was recently prescribed paracetamol, she's 89. I accepted because I have to have it labelled with her name on/the pharmacy label or her dementia day care services are not allowed to give her any. (England)
Edited by: "lasuil" 1st Aug
satan666wayne01/08/2019 19:47

Very few GPs have stopped prescribing paracetamol. We dispense about 100 …Very few GPs have stopped prescribing paracetamol. We dispense about 100 scripts a week for it.


And 224 at a time?
RamsJord01/08/2019 20:59

But you can buy 3 packs for £1 in poundland?


I stand corrected RamsJord it could well be three packs max, l remember being told in poundstrecher I couldn't buy that much.
twotone195402/08/2019 08:45

I stand corrected RamsJord it could well be three packs max, l remember …I stand corrected RamsJord it could well be three packs max, l remember being told in poundstrecher I couldn't buy that much.


Well the trick is to buy 3 at a time. Pay for them, walk out of the shop, walk back in the shop, and buy another 3 and continue this cycle until the shop closes... and remember always choose a different till and if they remember you and refuse to sell, deny it and ask for proof(CCTV etc).
waquzy02/08/2019 09:08

Well the trick is to buy 3 at a time. Pay for them, walk out of the shop, …Well the trick is to buy 3 at a time. Pay for them, walk out of the shop, walk back in the shop, and buy another 3 and continue this cycle until the shop closes... and remember always choose a different till and if they remember you and refuse to sell, deny it and ask for proof(CCTV etc).


That just gave me a headache glad I bought some paracetamol yesterday!
Lol great deal. These 6p savings as really going a long way
Aren't they usually this anyways?
I don't get jealous of heat on deals or anything but most things from Savers, Poundstretcher, B&M, Aldi and Lidl are cheap and good value

You can post so many things if you can be bothered. Realistically that's just the normal price. There is no deal really just very good value

Sorry for rant! :-)
8ANNED02/08/2019 11:52

Aren't they usually this anyways?


Exactly. I'm not hating the OP but tins of baked beans in Aldi are also the cheapest around :-)
twotone195401/08/2019 18:44

Don't forget only two packs per purchase


This is such a joke.

Can't be trusted as adulds to buy two of these, but can buy an entire superstore full of knives, bleach, weedkiller, infinte alcohol, and many, many other things we can use to shuffle off this mortal coil.

God forbid anyone bought a few more......
youchoose01/08/2019 19:00

Ah...I thought it was just Scotland. Fair point then


Also free in Northern Ireland. English are obviously subsidising these like they do with everything else!
waquzy02/08/2019 09:08

Well the trick is to buy 3 at a time. Pay for them, walk out of the shop, …Well the trick is to buy 3 at a time. Pay for them, walk out of the shop, walk back in the shop, and buy another 3 and continue this cycle until the shop closes... and remember always choose a different till and if they remember you and refuse to sell, deny it and ask for proof(CCTV etc).


And why on earth would you need to buy more than 48 tablets a day???? You can only take 8 a day.
bozzy02/08/2019 12:10

This is such a joke.Can't be trusted as adulds to buy two of these, but …This is such a joke.Can't be trusted as adulds to buy two of these, but can buy an entire superstore full of knives, bleach, weedkiller, infinte alcohol, and many, many other things we can use to shuffle off this mortal coil.God forbid anyone bought a few more......


Still, you can't argue with the figures. There has been a significant decrease in paracetamol related deaths since the legislation was brought in limiting the amount you can buy at one time. People probably saw it as an 'easier' and less painful way to do themselves in than using knives, bleach etc, what with it being a painkiller. The truth is that it can take days or weeks to die from an overdose, during which time horrendous pain and discomfort can be experienced.
77andyb02/08/2019 14:33

Still, you can't argue with the figures. There has been a significant …Still, you can't argue with the figures. There has been a significant decrease in paracetamol related deaths since the legislation was brought in limiting the amount you can buy at one time. People probably saw it as an 'easier' and less painful way to do themselves in than using knives, bleach etc, what with it being a painkiller. The truth is that it can take days or weeks to die from an overdose, during which time horrendous pain and discomfort can be experienced.


I second this. If only people knew that you're in for a slow and painful death if this is the method you choose to go. Even if it's a failed attempt, the damage you're left with is horrendous.
bozzy02/08/2019 12:10

This is such a joke.Can't be trusted as adulds to buy two of these, but …This is such a joke.Can't be trusted as adulds to buy two of these, but can buy an entire superstore full of knives, bleach, weedkiller, infinte alcohol, and many, many other things we can use to shuffle off this mortal coil.God forbid anyone bought a few more......


Couldn't agree more bozzy
RamsJord01/08/2019 20:59

But you can buy 3 packs for £1 in poundland?


My poundland has installed self service tills, I wonder if the software stops you scanning at three.
twotone195402/08/2019 08:45

I stand corrected RamsJord it could well be three packs max, l remember …I stand corrected RamsJord it could well be three packs max, l remember being told in poundstrecher I couldn't buy that much.


No, no you are correct you can only buy 2 packets maximum at a shop/supermarket. This is why it's always confused me. 3 for £1 is expensive anyhow when its 15p a pack in poundstretcher or HB
youchoose01/08/2019 19:00

Ah...I thought it was just Scotland. Fair point then


Even so, it doesn’t appear to make money. This page says £36 for 32 paracetamol. That probably includes cost of GP reviews, etc. england.nhs.uk/201…re/
77andyb02/08/2019 14:33

Still, you can't argue with the figures. There has been a significant …Still, you can't argue with the figures. There has been a significant decrease in paracetamol related deaths since the legislation was brought in limiting the amount you can buy at one time. People probably saw it as an 'easier' and less painful way to do themselves in than using knives, bleach etc, what with it being a painkiller. The truth is that it can take days or weeks to die from an overdose, during which time horrendous pain and discomfort can be experienced.


Ah but a fatal dose can be 9 tablets in a day for some...but 32 would be fatal in one go for most. And you can still buy 32 tablets in one go!
I think it is a stupid regulation that was brought in way back when you could buy a 100 bottle from boots for 60p. And as for the reduction in deaths...I feel that is more due to the public being made more aware of the risks.
lasuil01/08/2019 23:04

I don't think this is correct. My grandma was recently prescribed …I don't think this is correct. My grandma was recently prescribed paracetamol, she's 89. I accepted because I have to have it labelled with her name on/the pharmacy label or her dementia day care services are not allowed to give her any. (England)



Sorry for the comparison, but it's the same for nurseries and medication for children, elf and safety
77andyb02/08/2019 14:33

Still, you can't argue with the figures. There has been a significant …Still, you can't argue with the figures. There has been a significant decrease in paracetamol related deaths since the legislation was brought in limiting the amount you can buy at one time. People probably saw it as an 'easier' and less painful way to do themselves in than using knives, bleach etc, what with it being a painkiller. The truth is that it can take days or weeks to die from an overdose, during which time horrendous pain and discomfort can be experienced.


Not sure how limiting the amount you can buy in one store does anything though. If you really wanted to you could just go to a few different stores and get as many as you need. There is a retail park down the road from me with at least 6 shops selling paracetamol.
jat247402/08/2019 18:49

Not sure how limiting the amount you can buy in one store does anything …Not sure how limiting the amount you can buy in one store does anything though. If you really wanted to you could just go to a few different stores and get as many as you need. There is a retail park down the road from me with at least 6 shops selling paracetamol.


Well it *does* do something, demonstrably so. Sure, if someone is determined then they could take that approach and take the time to do it. But I think you underestimate how often suicide attempts are very much an 'in the moment' thing. And if you've got instant access to 500 paracetamol in your house in one of those moments of crisis, you might use them. But in the time it takes to go to several shops and making multiple purchases, if you can even drag yourself out of the house, the moment can easily pass. And I wasn't just saying 'you can't argue with the figures', this study shows a dramatic drop in paracetamol related suicides since this legislation was brought in. bmj.com/con…403
youchoose02/08/2019 18:29

Ah but a fatal dose can be 9 tablets in a day for some...but 32 would be …Ah but a fatal dose can be 9 tablets in a day for some...but 32 would be fatal in one go for most. And you can still buy 32 tablets in one go!I think it is a stupid regulation that was brought in way back when you could buy a 100 bottle from boots for 60p. And as for the reduction in deaths...I feel that is more due to the public being made more aware of the risks.


You're entitled to 'feel' whatever you like. Personally I 'feel' people were about as aware in the late 90s about the dangers of paracetamol overdoses as they are now, and that a reduction of over 40% of paracetamol related deaths since the legislation came in is likely to have some connection. That's a pretty big reduction, too big I think to be solely down to a greater awareness.
jat247402/08/2019 18:49

Not sure how limiting the amount you can buy in one store does anything …Not sure how limiting the amount you can buy in one store does anything though. If you really wanted to you could just go to a few different stores and get as many as you need. There is a retail park down the road from me with at least 6 shops selling paracetamol.


Sigh. It's almost as if people are wilful ignorant and don't bother to read threads...
77andyb02/08/2019 21:34

You're entitled to 'feel' whatever you like. Personally I 'feel' people …You're entitled to 'feel' whatever you like. Personally I 'feel' people were about as aware in the late 90s about the dangers of paracetamol overdoses as they are now, and that a reduction of over 40% of paracetamol related deaths since the legislation came in is likely to have some connection. That's a pretty big reduction, too big I think to be solely down to a greater awareness.



So you do not "feel" that 32 is a fatal dose then?
Excuse my quotations
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