Self-medication is medicine that can be obtained from the pharmacy for minor ailments. These are medicines that have a scheduling status of 0-2. Self-medication can be utilised when you know what your ailment is and what medication to use for your condition; for example, having a headache or a cold. You can visit your nearest pharmacy and buy the medication to treat yourself. You will however, still need to get advice from the pharmacist before buying any medicine for self-medication. Please remember that medicine for self- medication should not be used for lengthy periods of time and if your condition persists, you should consult your doctor. Your pharmacist can claim the self-medication directly from the Fund.