Counselling in practice: Alternatives to OTC Codeine

Lau, Esther, Antwertinger, Yasmin, Hall, Anthony, Seng, Leonard, & Nissen, Lisa (2016) Counselling in practice: Alternatives to OTC Codeine. Australian Pharmacist, 35(6), pp. 40-44.

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Abstract

Michelle is 45 years of age, and has been using Nurofen Plus, which she started about a year ago for her back pain. She says in the past six months she has sometimes had to take more than 10 tablets a day. She also has a history of depression.

In Australia, over-the-counter (OTC) codeine products are available as Pharmacist Only medicines in fixed-dose combinations with aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol, paracetamol and doxylamine, and paracetamol and promethazine see Table 1. Examples of OTC codeine containing analgesics available in Australia. Codeine is also available in some OTC preparations used for cold and flu symptoms...

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ID Code: 98892
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0728-4632
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2016 23:08
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 22:43

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