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Over-the-Counter Medicines

We stock an extensive range of over-the-counter medicines which are available to all adults across the UK without the need to visit a GP or receive any kind of prescription. iPharm is a UK registered pharmacy who supply genuine UK approved medicines from reputable pharmaceutical brands and manufacturers. We're regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) meaning you can shop with confidence knowing that all of our products are safe and genuine.

Over-the-counter medicines are divided into two classifications: General Sales List (GSL) medicines and Pharmacy (P) Medicines. Whilst medicines listed in these two categories do not require a prescription, we do still actively monitor sales, and as a responsible pharmacy, require our customers to complete a short set of questions when purchasing any Pharmacy Medicine (P) - this process is designed to protect the safety of our customers. iPharm reserves the right to limit, restrict or cancel an order based on the answers to these questions.

As well as stocking a vast range of over-the-counter medicines, we also supply an extensive range of leading self-care, lifestyle, and cosmetic brands. From everyday skincare to essential vitamins and toiletries, iPharm has you covered with a selection of leading UK brands and products, making us the one-stop shop for all your everyday pharmacy and self-care needs.

FAQ Over The Counter Medicines

iPharm only stocks and supplies genuine UK approved products and medicines which are approved for use and consumption in the UK.

Over-the-counter medicines are a category of medicines which can be purchased without having a prescription from your GP. They are safe and effective when you follow the directions on the label or as otherwise directed by your health care professional. Whilst you’re not required to have a prescription to purchase OTC medicines, we do ask a set of short questions to ensure the medicine is suitable for you. 

iPharm actively monitors the purchases of all over-the-counter medicines to ensure that they are being purchased in appropriate quantities, and when you’re ordering Pharmacy (P) Medicines, you’ll be required to answer a short set of questions to ensure that the medicine is being purchased for a suitable reason. We do this as a responsible pharmacy who cares for the safety and wellbeing of our customers.

Our medicines are sourced from a select group of trusted suppliers so you can be sure the quality of the product is perfect.

You must be aged at least 16 years old to purchase over the counter medicines through iPharm. 

No, a prescription is not required to purchase an over-the-counter medicine, however, we do ask our customers to complete a short set of questions to ensure that the medicine is suitable for them.

There are several reasons why we may cancel your over the counter medicine purchase, we will always try to leave a reason as to why yours has been cancelled but if you do require more information, please contact our customer service team via 

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