NPS codeine update
NPS Medicine Wise has posted information and resources for health professionals and consumers on its website, to support healthcare professionals and their customers dealing with chronic pain in the run-up to 01 Feb upscheduling of products containing codeine.
The site recommends the use of paracetamol/ibuprofen combinations to help manage chronic pain without seeking GP prescription alternatives, including products containing codeine.
There is a section on codeine misuse disorder and the diagnosis of codeine dependency and an FAQ page for consumers.
See nps.org.au for more.