To improve the ability of healthcare professionals (including PCPs, Pas, NPS, pharmacists, etc.) to counsel patients on the appropriate selection and use of OTC analgesics, based on an accurate evaluation of their benefit/risk profiles, an understanding of different mechanisms of action, and individual patient profiles.
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Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Pharmacists.
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Pain is thought to be the condition most commonly treated with the use of nonprescription drugs. Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen (APAP) are widely used for the self-treatment of a variety of acute painful conditions, e.g., headache, dental pain, dysmenorrhea, minor pain of arthritis, backache, muscular pain, and for fever. Traditional NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation by reducing the synthesis of proinflammatory prostaglandins via inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and also inhibit gastroprotective prostaglandins via inhibition of COX-1. The mechanism of action of APAP involves weak inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 without anti-inflammatory activity. Based on the variable efficacy and safety profiles of OTC analgesics, and the emerging science, there is a need to improve the ability of healthcare professionals (including PCPs, PAs, NPs, pharmacists, etc.) to counsel patients on the appropriate selection and use of OTC analgesics, based on an accurate evaluation of their benefit/risk profiles, an understanding of different mechanisms of action, and individual patient profiles.
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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pain Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
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