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Case scenario Harold, a 68–year–old man who regularly visits your pharmacy, has come in today to have a new prescription dispensed for isosorbide mononitrate controlled–release 60 mg tablets (one daily) for recent episodes of angina. Harold isn’t happy. He tells...
Case scenario You have been asked to perform a home medicines review (HMR) for Jack. Jack is an 82-year-old man who had an ischaemic stroke 3 weeks ago and is having his medicines reviewed by you as part of his...
Introduction Hypertension is a significant burden on the Australian healthcare system. In 2017 to 2018, close to 6.3 million adult Australians reported having measured high blood pressure (BP), hypertension as a medical condition or the use of antihypertensive medicines.1 Learning objectives After...
Case scenario Imogen is a 15-year-old girl who comes into the pharmacy with her mother. She states that she started to develop acne about 1 year ago. Recently her acne has become worse and she is now embarrassed about the...
The most fundamental change in asthma management in 30 years is currently happening. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) no longer recommends treating asthma in adults and adolescents with short-acting bronchodilators alone. Instead, they should receive a symptom-driven (in...
Introduction Coronary heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for almost a third of all deaths.1,2 Statins remain the cornerstone of CVD prevention through their lipid lowering effects and significant impact...
Threadworm refers to the nematode (roundworm) Enterobius vermicularis. It is a common, exclusively human, intestinal parasite found around the world.
Introduction According to the 2011–12 Australian Health Survey, approximately 63% of Australian adults have dyslipidaemia.1 One in three of these Australians have abnormally elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and one in three have elevated triglycerides.1 Lipid disorders (see Table...
Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism. It is also indicated in a block-replacement regimen in hyperthyroidism and suppressive regimen in thyroid cancer and euthyroid goitre.1, 2 Learning objectives After successful completion of this CPD activity, pharmacists should be...
Case scenario John is an 82-year-old man with a history of hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. He has no allergies nor other comorbidities. A baker for his entire working life, John moved into a residential aged care facility (RACF) two...