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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...
People with indigestion or heartburn commonly present to pharmacies for advice and relieving medicines. It is important for pharmacists and pharmacy staff to recognise the different symptoms of heartburn and indigestion, to treat appropriately and to give advice on...
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.
Approximately half of all Australian residents of RACFs have dementia,1 a syndrome characterised by progressively impaired cognition. However, the majority of people living with dementia will also experience non-cognitive symptoms at some point during their journey with the...
Since its identification in the early 1980s as a disease-causing agent, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been a major focus of public health initiatives worldwide.
Pharmacists are integral to the healthcare system, regularly interacting with consumers and other healthcare professionals. For community and GP practice pharmacists, the interaction between pharmacist and prescriber is often verbal.1 Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able...
This article was produced in partnership with Novartis.   Breast cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in women, accounting for almost 4% of female deaths in 2016.1 Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Discuss the...
Introduction Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine1 that potentiates the inhibitory effects of the neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), resulting in anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, anterograde amnesic, muscle relaxant and antiepileptic effects.2 It is used for seizures and preoperative or procedural sedation...
Vomiting and diarrhoea are signs or symptoms of an underlying problem, rather than diseases themselves.1 Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Discuss common causes of vomiting and diarrhoea Identify and discuss both pharmacological and non-pharmacological...
This article was produced in partnership with Nutricia.   Dementia is a broad term used to encompass a large group of illnesses defined by a progressive decline in a person’s functioning (e.g. memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physicality). It is most frequently...