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Safe use of mental health medications

Trusted information about the safe use of mental health medications, including types of mental helath medication, responses to medication, safe use of medications for mental health conditions and non-medication treatments for mental health conditions from leading Australian health organisations.

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Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities - A guide for residents and carers

The Guiding Principles for Medication Management in Residential Aged Care Facilities promote the safe, quality use of medicines and medication management in your aged care home. The Guiding Principles are published by the Australian Government and are based on evidence and advice from experts, providers and users of medicines in health and aged care services.

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Practical Ways to Manage Medicines

Practical Ways to Manage Medicines

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Staying on course with bipolar disorder treatments

The management of bipolar disorder is not always a straightforward task. Often people do not take their medication as prescribed – they may either take a lower dose than prescribed or cease one or all medications entirely.

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Alcohol and medications

Alcohol can interact in harmful ways with many prescribed and over-the-counter medications, and with some herbal preparations. These interactions can change the effect of the alcohol and/or the medication.

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Asthma inhaler and medication tips

How to stick to your asthma medications

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Medication charts in residentialaged-care facilities | Issue 1 | Volume 40 | Australian Prescriber

What are the inefficiencies and risks associated with the ordering and supply of drugs in residential agedcare facilities?

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Keeping a medicines list | Consumer Info | Medical Info | NPS MedicineWise

A medicines list can be a useful way to keep all the information about your medicines together. Find out more.

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Consumer medicine information | Issue 2 | Volume 40 | Australian Prescriber | Australian Prescriber

Consumers may be prescribed medicines about which they know little or nothing. These medicines can have significant health repercussions that the patient...

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Radiation Risk of Medical Imaging During Pregnancy - InsideRadiology

A pregnant woman is no more sensitive to radiation than a woman who is not pregnant.

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