Waves BG

Medicine cabinet

Your medicine cabinet should contain the following:

Dressing materials

  • Gauze
  • Gauze bandages
  • Dressing pack
  • Elastic bandages
  • Sticking plaster (-roll)
  • Quick wound dressings
  • Burn dressing pack
  • Disinfectant


  • Painkillers
  • Cough medicine
  • Cold remedy
  • Flu tablets
  • Throat lozenges
  • Gargle
  • Preparation against inflammation of the oral mucosa
  • Antispasmodic suppositories
  • Circulatory means
  • Sedative
  • Diarrhoea remedy
  • Constipation remedy
  • Wound and healing ointment
  • Gel for insect bites
  • Gel for sunburn
  • Disinfectant for minor injuries
  • Arnica tincture for poultices
  • Frequently needed teas (e.g. camomile tea, peppermint tea)

With small children in the house

  • Remedy for teething problems
  • Remedy for flatulence
  • Infant nasal drops
  • Infant cough syrup
  • Ointment against soreness
  • Suppositories against fever


  • Bandage scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Splinter tweezers
  • Triangular scarf
  • Eye patch
  • Cotton buds
  • Mouth spatula
  • Hot water bottle
  • Clinical thermometer and children's clinical thermometer
  • Bath thermometer

Please observe the following rules

  1. Keep your medicine cabinet in a cool place protected from light and moisture (e.g. in the bedroom).
  2. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
  3. Check your medicine cabinet twice a year. The best time is before the onset of the cold season and before the summer holidays.
  4. Get rid of all surplus old bottles, tubes and small boxes and take them to the pharmacy for disposal
  5. However, make sure that those things you need for an emergency are completely present.
  6. Remove any medicines that are missing the label or instructions for use and take them to the pharmacy for disposal
  7. Observe the manufacturer's storage instructions and shelf life information Follow each intake instruction carefully.
  8. Eye drops can only be kept for four to six weeks after opening. Note the date of opening!
  9. Never take medicines in the dark. Danger of confusion!
  10. Do not take a medicine prescribed for someone else even if you have the same disease.
  11. Never use leftover medicines from previous prescriptions from your doctor based on a "diagnosis" you have made yourself.
  12. Do not keep cleaning agents such as stain remover, ammonia, acids, turpentine oil, etc. in your medicine cabinet.
  13. Stick the telephone number and address of your family doctor, pharmacy and the German Red Cross (ambulance service) on the inside of your medicine cabinet.
  14. Your pharmacist will advise you on all questions concerning the use, storage and checking for usability, refilling and possible disposal of medicines.
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