oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Muscle pain in adults : OTC management

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



The management of minor musculoskeletal conditions primarily involves the relief of pain and inflammation. Simple, practical, advice combined with topical or systemic over-thecounter (OTC) treatment can be invaluable. This article focuses on the questions you, as the pharmacist's assistant, need to ask before recommending a particular treatment or referring the patient for further medical attention and then discusses the products commonly used in the OTC management of muscle pain in adults.

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