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Medicines management during Ramadan

By Alia Gilani

Zurijeta/Dreamstime.comThe article helps pharmacists understand the significance of Ramadan to Muslims and looks at how pharmacists can support patients to fast safely. It also discusses how pharmacists can promote a healthy lifestyle to these patients

Summary

There are around 1.6 million Muslims in the UK. It has been reported that, during the Islamic month of Ramadan, many Muslims will alter their dosage regimens, with adverse consequences. 

This CPD article aims to help pharmacists answer the following questions:

•    Who is exempted from fasting during Ramadan?
•    Which medicines are deemed acceptable to use during fasting?
•    What is the impact of Ramadan on patients with diabetes

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Ask the expert Author Alia Gilani will be available to answer questions online on the topic of this article until 1 August 2011.

 

Alia Gilani, BSc(Hons), Health Inequalities Pharmacist, Glasgow

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11080635

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