'Some patients take 90 tablets of codeine-ibuprofen per day'

Dr Jacinta Johnson (PhD), a clinical pharmacist at Flinders Medical Centre, SA, explains her research findings on the misuse of OTC analgesics.

Australian Doctor: How common is hospitalisation due to side effects of OTC analgesic combination products?

Dr Johnson: We found at least 100 admissions over a five-year period just to our one hospital. But we expect that to be an underestimate.

AD: What kind of products were causing these problems?