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Dose administration aids can improve medicines management for some people. However, they have a number of limitations and are not suitable for all patients. Rohan A Elliott, Aust Prescr 2014;37:46-50
The combined oral contraceptive pill is an effective contraceptive method which can also offer other benefits. However, other contraceptive options should be discussed. If the pill is the chosen method, prescribe a pill with the lowest effective dose of oestrogen and progestogen.Mary Stewart and Kirsten Black, Aust Prescr 2015;38:6-11
There are more than a dozen different inhaled medicines for COPD and multiple devices. How can you help your patients get the best out of theirs?
How do we optimise a patient’s statin therapy for the management of dyslipidaemia with minimal side effects?
Most commonly used drugs are relatively safe for breastfed babies. The dose received via milk is generally small and much less than the known safe doses of the same drug given directly to neonates and infants.Neil Hotham and Elizabeth Hotham, Aust Prescr 2015;38:156-9
Home blood pressure monitoring is the self-measurement of blood pressure by patients. In the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure it is complementary to 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and clinic blood pressure measurements. Barry P McGrath, Aust Prescr 2015;38:16-9