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Pharmacist Only medicines (S3) guidance documents

These guidance documents provide advice to pharmacists on a range of issues including appropriate and effective processes, desired behaviour of good practice, how professional responsibilities may be best fulfilled, and expected outcomes.

Pharmacists must meet any legislative requirements and are expected to exercise professional judgment in adapting the guidance to presenting circumstances.

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Naloxone for the treatment of opioid overdose

 Combination analgesics including codeine

Famciclovir for treatment of herpes labialis (cold sores)

Chloramphenicol for ophthalmic use

Fluconazole for treatment of vaginal candidiasis

Levonorgestrel for emergency contraception

Orlistat for obesity in adults

Prochlorperazine for nausea associated with migraine

Proton pump inhibitors for the relief of heartburn and other symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Short-acting beta-agonists for broncospasm


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