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MK Pharmacy First

All Pharmacies have qualified pharmacists.

You can get professional, confidential health advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses, aches and pains, quickly without having to wait for a GP appointment.

Just give them a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.

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When can I use MK Pharmacy First?

MK Pharmacy First provides advice and treatment for you and your children for the following conditions:


Athlete’s foot     

Bacterial conjunctivitis


Contact dermatitis 




Ear wax build-up


Hay fever 


Insect bites/stings

Mouth ulcers 

Nappy rash 

Nasal congestion


Sore throat 


Vaginal thrush 



Emergency contraception - ‘morning after pill’. Available to everyone but free to under 25s.

If you don’t pay for your prescription, the pharmacy can supply your medicines free of charge.

How do I use MK Pharmacy First?

  • Ask for MK Pharmacy First at any Milton Keynes pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist in confidence about your symptoms.
  • If you need advice about a child, please bring the child with you.
  • The pharmacist will recommend appropriate treatment and medication. They may also direct you to other services.
  • Tell the pharmacist if you are entitled to free prescriptions so that they can provide any recommended medication free of charge.

Why ask a Pharmacist?

Whatever your healthcare concerns, pharmacists are a great source of professional, confidential health advice and treatment. Pharmacists can assess and treat a wide-range of illnesses meaning you don’t need to wait for a GP appointment. They also provide advice on medication issues. Just give them a call or drop in – there’s no need to book ahead

Pharmacies in our area providing this service:


  • 68 Bradwell Common Boulevard, Bradwell Common. MK13 8RN
    Telephone: 01908 607179
  • 18 Crown Walk, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3AH
    Telephone: 01908 604109

Chapharm Chemist

  • 3 Swinden Court, Heelands MK13 7PN  
    Telephone: 01908 320392

Sainsbury’s Pharmacy

  • 799 Witan Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2FW
    Telephone: 01908 694987

Superdrug Pharmacy

  • Unit 4, Midsummer Arcade, Central Milt9on Keynes MK9 3BB
    Telephone: 01908 673271

There are 45 pharmacies in Milton Keynes. A number of these are now open late in the evening, over weekends and bank holidays. If your child is ill, take them along to a pharmacy, they can provide free clinical advice and may also be able to provide free medication.

Remember - Pharmacists can:

  • Give advice on treating minor illnesses and injuries and help you choose the right treatments
  • Provide advice on whether you should see your GP
  • Dispense prescription medicines and provide advice on how to take them safely
  • Dispense repeat prescriptions if you have arranged this with your GP
  • Help you to manage long-term conditions and your medication for them
  • Give advice on sexual health and contraception
  • Give advice on staying healthy, including stopping smoking

Boots pharmacy in Bradwell Common which is located next door to us can see you for the following: 

Conditions pharmacy can treat

Medicine provided

Patients who need to see GP

Vaginal thrush

Clotrimazole pessary

Clotrimazole cream

Fluconazole capsule

Pregnant women


First occurrence of thrush

Over 60 years

Pain and fever

Paracetamol suspension

Ibuprofen suspension

Children under 3 months old

Temperate over 39°C


Chesty cough syrup

Tickly cough syrup

Over 3 weeks (haven't seen GP)

Constant chest pain/pain on exertion

Conjunctivitis (sticky eye)

Antibiotic eye drops

Changes in vision (blur/loss of)

Pain in the eye itself

Sensitivity to light

Insect bites and strings


Hydrocortisone cream

Infected bites

Children under 1 year old



Beconase nasal spray

Sodium cromoglicate eye drops

Children under 1 year old

Pharmacy medicines ineffective

Nasal congestion

Decongestant nasal sprays

Saline nasal drops


Athletes foot

Antifungal cream




Under 6 years

Rectal bleeding

Abdominal swelling/bloating

Contact dermatitis

Emollient (zeroderm ointment)

Hydrocortisone cream

Skin infections

Under 10 years old


Potassium citrate sachets

Signs of infection: Loin pain, Fever, Vomiting

Blood/cloudy foul-smelling urine


Rehydration sachets

Weight loss

Recent travel abroad

Rectal bleeding or blood/mucous in stool

Over 48 hours

Under 1 year old

Ear wax

Sodium bicarbonate ear drops

Persistent pain



Mouth ulcers

Chlorhexidine mouth wash

Bonjela adult gel

Lasting longer than 21 days

Oral infection

Oral thrush

Miconazole oral gel

Breastfeeding mother

Children under 4 months

Nappy rash


Antifungal cream

Suspected bacterial infection

Rash has spread

Oral thrush


Dentinox teething gel



Mebendazole (ovex) tablets

Pregnant or breastfeeding

Under 2 years

Warts and verrucae

Bazuka gel


Under 2 years

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