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CPD modules

Nicotine replacement therapy (part 1)

This article explains how to advise patients on the most effective use of gum and patch formats of NRT. Part 2 discusses other NRT formats.

Skin conditions

Tips on managing skin conditions OTC

Preventing dental caries

Approaches to consider in tackling dental caries

Nutritional supplements

Pharmacists should be fully aware of the extent of VMS needs and the opportunities to encourage better uptake  

OTC treatment of warts and verrucas

A summary of OTC treatment for warts and verrucas

Thrush and bacterial vaginosis

How to manage and treat thrush and bacterial vaginosis  

Managing motion sickness

A summary of OTC medicines used to treat motion sickness

Sports injuries

This CPD module considers the risks of injury associated with sports activities, and treatment and prevention options

OTC oral care

Refresh your knowledge on fluoride supplements and treatments for gingivitis and oral thrush

OTC acne treatment

This article discusses the various types of topical acne treatment and their effectiveness

Wound care and minor injuries

Dressings are continually evolving both to improve wound healing and to reduce pain and discomfort during the process. Charles Gladwin looks at some of the factors to consider around dressings and plasters for minor injuries

Pet health: treating fleas and ticks

Charles Gladwin considers the lifecycle of fleas and ticks, their prevalence, the sorts of problems they cause for pets (and humans), and approaches to dealing with infestations

Treating dandruff and seborrhoea of the scalp

Alan Nathan considers OTC treatment of these common scalp conditions

OTC treatment of haemorrhoids

Alan Nathan summarises the contents and mode of action, and use of OTC haemorrhoid preparations

OTC treatment of colic and infant pain

Colic is a distressing condition for babies and parents alike, although the causes remain unknown. Alan Nathan explains how OTC medicines can be used to ease symptoms

OTC Medicines Checklist: Minor Eye Infections

Alan Nathan summarises the key points to consider when managing minor eye infections

OTC Medicines Checklist: Managing Constipation, part 1

Alan Nathan considers bulk-forming and osmotic laxatives. See part 2 for stimulant laxatives and a faecal softener

OTC Medicines Checklist: Managing Constipation, part 2

Alan Nathan considers the use of stimulant laxatives and a faecal softener. See part 1 for bulk-forming and osmotic laxatives

OTC Medicines Checklist: Head Lice Treatments

Alan Nathan considers the pros and cons of neurotoxic and physical insecticides, and wet combing

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