General Sales List medicine

General Sales List medicine

A UK term for a medicine which has been deemed safer than the so-called P medicines (“behind-the-counter medicines”) when taken correctly. GSL medicines can be sold—albeit in small quantities (e.g., packages of up to 16 pills for paracetamol)—in general shops with no pharmacy training required for sale. All the products must be sold in manufacturers’ original packs.

GSLs Examples
Ibuprofen, paracetamol, laxative, antihistamines.
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The MHRA anticipates that this initiative will help to enable more medicines to be made available without prescription, either as a Pharmacy Medicine (P) or a General Sales List Medicine (GSL) through increasing engagement with patients and healthcare professionals in the switch process.

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