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Migraine attacks occurring around menstruation are more severe and harder to treat. This article looks at the presentation and types of menstrual migraine, as well as common medications used for …

People with cosmetic or skin care sensitive skin should not use botanical products just because they are natural. Each individual ingredient must be assessed before a product can be considered …

Not all patients with reflux symptoms present with heartburn and/or regurgitation. It is important for pharmacists to be able to identify the possibility of a person presenting with atypical reflux …

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Pharmacists can play a vital role in providing support, advice and strategies that contribute to …

This article provides an expert dermatology review of the management of onychomycosis with a focus on the therapeutic options and their appropriate use. By Janice Yeon, BSc(Med), MBBS, MIPH and …

Pharmacists can play an influential role in optimising treatment for pregnant women with hypertension by boosting both their knowledge and confidence, leading to improved adherence. By Sheshtyn Paola, MPH, clinical …

Providing support and strategies to improve the likelihood of smoking cessation and manage side effects and withdrawal symptoms is an important role for pharmacists. Smoking abstinence rates can be improved …

Pharmacists play a critical role in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. With appropriate counselling, a pharmacist can shape the outcome for patients. By Tim Stewart, clinical men’s health pharmacist Learning …

While there are several drug classes available for treating type 2 diabetes, the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are one of the newer classes of pharmacological agents. By Carrie Stewart, …

Pharmacists have an important role in improving patients’ awareness about menopause, MHT options and treatment adherence. They also have a role in assisting prescribers when MHT medicines are in shortage …

Providing evidence-based reassurance and information regarding the safety and efficacy of the modern hormonal contraceptive methods is an essential role of community pharmacists. In this first of two articles on …

Pharmacists are ideally placed to support couples in their fertility treatment journey by helping them understand the rationale for the various prescribed treatments and refer them to appropriate resources or …