Common conditions in the elderly for self-medication in the pharmacy

  • Annatjie Bouwer
Keywords: self-medication, elderly, common conditions

Abstract

Various health issues in elderly patients can be dealt with at pharmacy level. Osteoarthritis pain, calluses and corns, as well as insomnia, are some of the conditions with which elderly patients often present. This article will focus on the causes and symptoms of these conditions, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) treatment options.

Author Biography

Annatjie Bouwer
MPharm
Section
OTC Medicines