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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pain Medications for Self-Care - An Update


In 2020, the FDA approved Voltaren (diclofenac) topical gel as an over-the-counter (OTC) pain product as well as Advil (ibuprofen and acetaminophen) Dual Action as an OTC combination pain product. Recommendations for OTC pain products are common in the community pharmacy setting. With the release of two new products, pharmacists will need to be able to provide accurate and up-to-date recommendations for their patients.

Fee

$0.00

CE Hours

0.50

CE Units

0.050

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  
 
 
 
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Requirements for CE Credit

To earn CE credit, you must complete the activity, the posttest and an evaluation. 

Support/Credits

We acknowledge the assistance of Stephanie Hunziker, Pharm.D. for her mentorship, guidance and contributions in completing this activity.

 

 

 

In 2020, the FDA approved Voltaren (diclofenac) topical gel as an over-the-counter (OTC) pain product as well as Advil (ibuprofen and acetaminophen) Dual Action as an OTC combination pain product. Recommendations for OTC pain products are common in the community pharmacy setting. With the release of two new products, pharmacists will need to be able to provide accurate and up-to-date recommendations for their patients.

Objectives

  • Identify the current OTC pain treatment options.
  • Match patients to exclude from self-care.
  • Determine counseling points for the current OTC pain treatment options.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Allie Herman picture

Allie Herman
Student Pharmacist, SIUE School of Pharmacy

Emma Baldwin picture

Emma Baldwin
Student Pharmacist, SIUE School of Pharmacy

Stephanie Hunziker picture

Stephanie Hunziker, Pharm.D.
Professor, SIUE School of Pharmacy


Brief Bio : Dr. Stephanie Hunziker is a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice and clinical skills coordinator for the Pharmacy Skills Lab at SIUe School of Pharmacy. She graduated with her. B.S. and doctorate of pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Dr. Hunziker completed a Primary Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Hunziker joined the SIUE faculty in 2018 after spending many years in various clinical pharmacy roles in Academia, Managed Care, Drug Information, and Industry. She was previously on faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy at the OU Health Sciences Center, where she had an Ambulatory Care clinical practice site and taught in the pharmacy, dental, and physician associate programs. Dr. Hunziker is the Pharmacy Skills Lab coordinator and serves as a co-coordinator for the Skills Lab courses in all three years.

Activity Number

0480-0000-20-037-H01-P

Release Date: Aug 21, 2020
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 21, 2021

CE Hours

0.50