Drug reviews

Posts related to drugs and over the counter medication. Review of indications, mechanisms of action, effectiveness and price. Advice on drug use.

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    Cannabidiol, CBD oil

    Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has reached its presence most pharmacies and supermarkets in UK. It is widely available online and due to its coverage in media it is growing in popularity. CBD oil (also sold under name of hemp oil) is produced by extraction of cannabidiol from the hemp plant. Cannabidiol is one of over 100 cannabinoids which are present in cannabis plant. Hemp plants are normally used in production of CBD oils as these are high in cannabidiol and do not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in large amounts. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid which makes people ‘high’ when they use cannabis.

  • Bronchostop Cough Syrup review
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    Bronchostop Cough Syrup review of effectiveness

    One of the essential aspects of symptoms management that students learn during pharmacy practice classes is to ask patients if cough there are experiencing is ‘dry/tickly’ or ‘chesty’ and based on presenting symptoms appropriate product is recommended. Bronchostop Cough Syrup seems to break this rule as it is marketed for both types of coughs. 

  • Is Flarin the strongest ibuprofen over the counter?
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    Flarin review. £9.50 for ‘new lipid formulation’ of ibuprofen, is it worth it?

    This post is not a typical review as this time I am looking at Flarin medication, a ‘new, lipid formulation of ibuprofen.’ Ibuprofen is a common drug available over the counter in all pharmacies and supermarkets. Ibuprofen is used in the management of acute pain and conditions characterised by inflammation. A personal review of medication would not make any sense as a one-man study is no study at all. Although I work as a healthcare professional in my daily job, this post does not make any health recommendations or claims. What brought my attention to Flarin is the price of this product, which stands almost at £10 per box of 30 soft capsules.…