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94319 - Over the counter, under the radar: nonprescription opioid dependence

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This online activity provides a practical overview of identifying and managing codeine dependence in general practice

Relevance to General Practice

- In recent years, the misuse of codeine has been reported in many Australian and New Zealand case series. 
- Addiction to combination codeine-containing products is associated with potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal, hepatic and renal complications. 
- Effective treatment of codeine dependence can be initiated and maintained by GPs. 
- Specific questioning about use of OTC medicines for pain is key to identifying and managing a codeine-related opioid use disorder. 

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise patients at risk of OTC codeine dependence
  • Recognise adverse effects from high dose codeine-containing combination analgesics
  • Discuss codeine dependence with patients
  • Document over-the-counter analgesic use to increase detection of codeine dependence
  • Delivery
    Title
    94319 - Over the counter, under the radar: nonprescription opioid dependence
    Location
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    01-Mar-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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