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A case of constipation

This module considers the treatment of constipation in a pregnant patient

This CPD module poses questions for pharmacy teams to consider when treating a pregnant patient for constipation.



To be up to date with latest OTC treatments and advice for constipation likely to present in the pharmacy, particularly in pregnant patients.


After completing this module you should be more aware of:

  • The most suitable OTC treatments for constipation under various circumstances
  • How to manage constipation in pregnant patients
  • When to refer patients with constipation.


Alan Nathan is a freelance pharmacy consultant.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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