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Is there a restrictions on how many painkillers I can buy?

Our policy states that sales are restricted to a maximum of 2 packets of a combination of any paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen based products in a single transaction. Sales are also restricted to customers aged 16 and over. We have taken this decision as a responsible retailer and in line with the advised guidance from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This policy balances the needs of our customers for immediate pain relief and prevents stockpiling of medicines which may lead to accidental or impulsive overdose. Further medication above 2 packs has to sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Customers can visit LloydsPharmacy in selected Sainsbury's stores. 

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