Take care to avoid harm when prescribing NSAIDs to Māori and Pacific patients

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Take care to avoid harm when prescribing NSAIDs to Māori and Pacific patients

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Guest contributor

Knee injury
Guidelines for osteoarthritis of the knee recommend NSAIDs, with minimal place for short-term opioids

PHARMACOTHERAPY

Osteoarthritis is frustrating to treat, with analgesics having dwindling benefits and adverse effects to consider. Prescribing pharmacist Linda Bryant discusses the management of this complex condition using a Māori man as an example

Key points, Education and self-management are the cornerstones of management for osteoarthritis – explain that exercise is not harmful and the aim is to improve f