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Pharmacists can help ensure effective shingles treatment and support patients to implement management plans.
With the introduction of increasingly complicated regimes, it is imperative pharmacists stay abreast of the challenges associated with the disease.
Insomnia is one of the most common complaints presenting to primary care, and community pharmacists are in the right place to offer advice on initial management.

Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common complaints presenting to primary care, and community pharmacists are in the right place to offer advice on initial management.
Pharmacists have an increasingly important role in providing information to patients on the therapeutic effectiveness, the adverse effects and the possible role of medicinal cannabis in treating various conditions.
Lifelong management of Crohn’s disease requires a multimodal approach involving pharmacotherapy, nutritional supplementation, dietary modification and sometimes surgical resection.

Croup

Croup (acute laryngotracheobronchitis) is an inflammatory condition of the upper airway, larynx and trachea – usually triggered by a viral infection.
It is essential that pharmacists can identify the different types of constipation and counsel on the safe and effective use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments.
Pharmacists should be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of peptic ulcer disease, promote eradication treatment adherence and refer patients when appropriate.
Staged supply is ‘a clinically indicated, structured pharmacist service involving the supply of medicine to a patient in periodic instalments.'
Management of schizophrenia requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach between healthcare professionals, patients and carers.