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First prescriptions for gout

This CPD aims to help pharmacy technicians talk to patients with first prescriptions for gout.

Learning objectives

After completing this module and its online counterpart, pharmacy technicians will be able to:    

  • Identify the drugs used to manage gout, focusing on colchicine, allopurinol and febuxostat 
  • Explain the appropriate dosing regimens
  • Signpost patients to more advice. 

Contributing author: Asha Fowells, freelance health writer and pharmacist. 

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