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Ibuprofen and paracetamol tablets

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Callipygion Wed 28-Oct-20 18:49:50

Can anyone clarify for me how many packs you’re allowed to buy in a supermarket? I have a disagreement with someone - I think it’s 2 packs in total of any, and they say You can buy 2 of each. Thanks.

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Muddybuddy Wed 28-Oct-20 18:50:37

2 in total I believe. I can never order more than 2 in total on my online shopping

Kidssendingmenuts Wed 28-Oct-20 18:50:56

2 packets total in Aldi, but go to Poundland and you can buy three for £1!

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Wed 28-Oct-20 18:55:12

Its a maximum of 32 painkiller tablets IIRC. Unless it's a pharmacy. They can sell more.

ChaChaCha2012 Wed 28-Oct-20 18:57:00

The two pack rule is guidance, not law, so it's up to individual stores to make their own policies. Home Bargains and Aldi used to allow two of each, but now only allow two in total.

ragged Wed 28-Oct-20 19:05:02

In USA you can buy 100s. It's wonderful. smile

LaurieSchafferIsAllBitterNow Wed 28-Oct-20 19:07:37

tesco would not let me buy 2x aspirin, 2x paracetamol and 2x ibuprofen when i was restocking the medicine cabinet...I gave them back the aspirin!

Saucery Wed 28-Oct-20 19:08:58

2 in total. Buscopan is included in that too, which seems odd.

Callipygion Wed 28-Oct-20 19:16:56

Thanks, it can be confusing can’t it!

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TrufflyPig Wed 28-Oct-20 19:24:56

The largest paracetamol pack size a non pharmacy retail outlet can sell is 16. There isn’t actually a legal limit on the number of packs that can be sold (provided it doesn’t exceed 100 tablets). However most retail outlets abide by the MHRA guidelines of no more than 2 pack of 16 per customer.

Pharmacies can sell larger packs of 32 tablets and the pharmacist can choose to allow a sale of up to 100 tablets at their discretion.

There are no legal controls on packs of 200mg ibuprofen tablets. 400mg tablets are pharmacy only.

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