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 practiceRelevance 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.