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When should dyspepsia patients be referred?

When should dyspepsia patients be referred?

Pharmaceutical adviser Sue Smith has persuaded an OTC medicines manufacturer to sponsor a training evening on the pharmacist's role in dyspepsia treatment. All the local pharmacists, including reliefs, regular locums and pre-registration trainees, have been invited. Sue is leading the session, putting a series of questions to the audience and commenting on and amplifying the answers where necessary. Questions 1. What are the main ways in which pharmacists can help people suffering with symptoms of dyspepsia? 2. What are the ‘alarm signals' that require urgent referral to a doctor if described by someone seeking advice on dyspepsia symptoms? 3. Which groups of drugs commonly cause dyspepsia symptoms? 4. What is the cause of gastro-oesophogeal reflux? Which factors, apart from drugs, can contribute to it? 5. What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of

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