Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, with or without paracetamol, can provide a better balance of benefits and risks compared with opioids for the treatment of acute dental pain, a review has revealed.
Patients with low back pain are often subjected to a raft of treatments which are not recommended, a series of articles in the Lancet has highlighted.
Most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have similar cardiovascular safety profiles, when given as a low-to-moderate daily dose for a short-term treatment period, a new study has concluded.
Three in ten pharmacies are failing to give important safety advice to customers buying over-the-counter medicines, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
The number of migraine days per month has been significantly cut in people with episodic migraine, results from a phase III trial of the monoclonal antibody erenumab have found.
This article outlines how community pharmacists can play an important role in medicines adherence, including examples of how to reinforce treatment.
A tailored approach can help pharmacists support patients to make better treatment choices, resulting in more successful outcomes.
Although children take responsibility for taking their medications at different ages, involving parents, and where possible children, in decision making is key to medicines optimisation.
Around 500,000 print copies of the BNF and BNF for Children are distributed to healthcare professionals each year. A new app which combines BNF and BNF for Children content ensures the availability of drug information through a smart device.
Patients are more likely to open up and disclose information if they trust their pharmacist or healthcare professional, and a better quality of interaction may result in greater patient autonomy and shared decision-making.