Learning

OTC Casebook: Motion sickness

Are we there yet? Practical advice for those patients suffering from motion sickness.

Looking after little ones

A ‘head to toe’ look at the children’s health category, highlighting recent innovations and opportunities for independent pharmacies

Keep calm and dab it on

The history of calamine lotion

The best ways to feed babies

This module looks at public health recommendations regarding breastfeeding and infant nutrition

Getting to grips with head lice

This modules considers the management and prevention of head lice

OTC analgesia

This module considers the evidence for the effectiveness and safety of drugs available over the counter to treat pain

A case of constipation

This module considers the treatment of constipation in a pregnant patient

Treatment of fungal infections

This module considers the management of fungal infections using OTC treatments

Nicotine replacement therapy (part two)

This article explains how to advise patients on the most effective use of various NRT formats.

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.

Recommending vitamin D to your customers

This module highlights new government guidelines on the intake of vitamin D and the fantastic opportunity this creates for pharmacy.

Skin conditions

Tips on managing skin conditions OTC

OTC treatment of warts and verrucas

A summary of OTC treatment for warts and verrucas

Managing motion sickness

A summary of OTC medicines used to treat motion sickness

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

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: 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: Minor Eye Infections

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

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