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Medicines Information Centre 021 406 6829
A Drug Information Service for Health Professionals provided by specially trained pharmacists. The Medicines Information Centre (MIC) is situated in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town's...
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HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline
HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline
The MIC, in collaboration with the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) and PEPFAR/USAID, run the National HIV...
National Adverse Drug Reaction Hotline
National Adverse Drug Reaction Hotline
Do you require advice on the management of a suspected adverse drug reaction (ADR) in an HIV and/or TB patient? We provide information and advice to guide diagnosis and management of suspected adverse drug reactions.

News

Monday, 25 July 2016

Loperamide is an antidiarrhoeal that has been available over the counter for many years. It is a         µ-opioid receptor agonist that inhibits intestinal peristalsis. After oral ingestion it has poor systemic bio-availability and poor blood-brain barrier penetration. Adverse effects are generally mild and short courses do not result in withdrawal symptoms. Due to these factors it was assessed as having low abuse potential.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:00

We’re just back from the Eastern Cape leg of the road trip to promote the National HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline. Over 1 500 km and more than fifty clinic/hospital visits and poster drop-offs took us from East London to Aliwal North, the Karoo and back down to fly out of Port Elizabeth, over a 10-day period.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 09:45