oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Over-the-counter colds and flu medicine for patients on chronic medication : review

Volume 81, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Treating the symptoms of colds and flu in patients with concomitant chronic conditions can be a difficult task. Pharmacists have to consider the effects of the medication on the chronic underlying disease, and also the possibility of drug-drug interactions. This article discusses the use of over-the-counter medication for the treatment of cold and flu symptoms in patients with chronic conditions, and important considerations to ensure effective management of these patients.

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