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Constipation is common in older people due to factors such as multimorbidity, polypharmacy, frailty, dehydration, a lack of exercise and poor diet.
When initiating or changing the dose of a medicine, simple changes to the prescription can allow pharmacists to...
A new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) oral regimen for the treatment of hepatitis C, glecaprevir + pibrentasvir (Maviret) will...
With the addition of Maviret to the pharmaceutical schedule, providing curative treatment to people with hepatitis C is now easier than ever.
Over one-third of people aged 65 years and older in New Zealand were dispensed a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in the last year.
Bisphosphonates accumulate within bone tissue where they help rebalance the remodelling cycle to increase bone mineral density.
Older people are generally prescribed more medicines than younger people, which contributes to a higher risk of adverse effects.
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Discussion points for peer groups or self-reflection of practice
Selected letters from readers with interactive feedback
Antibiotics Guide 2017 edition
Pharmacological treatment options for patients with COPD
Our current theme is “Older person’s health”, including articles on frailty, stopping medicines, PPIs, bisphosphonates and constipation.
Our next theme will be “Reproductive & Sexual health”, including articles on contraception, sexually transmitted infections and HPV vaccination.
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