Food for thought on ibuprofen

Pharmacists are being urged to reconsider the advice they give to customers about ibuprofen-based medications in updates made to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH).

The new AMH guidance states that ibuprofen can now be taken with water alone, where previously patients were encouraged to take with food and water

Leading UK pain expert Professor Andrew Moore, who has been campaigning for the change in Australia says he is pleased that the AMH has changed its counselling advice.

“When you take an NSAID