Medicines for cold and flu
Learn about over-the-counter medicines that might help relieve cold and flu symptoms and when antiviral medicine may be helpful.
A cold is a viral infection that affects the nose, the throat and upper airways. Find out more about the common cold.
Most coughs are caused by viruses which inflame the throat, windpipe or lungs. Here are some tips to relieve a chesty, dry or persistent cough.
Dihydrocodeine is an opioid-based medicine available on prescription from your doctor. It is categorised as a 'weak' opioid. Learn more here.
Medicines for babies and children
Get practical and reliable advice on giving your sick infant or child medicine, including help with measuring dosage and managing side effects.