Over-the-counter medicines

Over-the-counter medicines - Kidney Care UK

Over-the-counter medicines

If you have kidney disease, or have had a kidney transplant, there are sometimes problems with buying medicines over the counter (i.e. from pharmacies, supermarkets or garages) to treat minor ailments. This leaflet is designed to give you more information about the medicines that may cause problems.

Publication date: 09/2023

Review date: 09/2026

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