oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Recently asked questions : drug info

Volume 77, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



There is currently an ongoing outbreak of Rift Valley Fever ( RVF ) in South Africa. What is Rift Valley Fever? What are its clinical features and how is it treated and controlled?

A Doctor has prescribed a 5 day course of ampicillin, for a female patient who is currently taking the combined oral contraceptive pill. Will there be an interaction causing contraceptive failure?
Can you identify this tablet?

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