Medicine Interactions

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A medication interaction is defined as a measurable modification (in magnitude and/or duration) of the action of one medicine, by prior or concomitant administration of another substance, including prescription, non-prescription medicines, food, alcohol, cigarette smoking or diagnostic tests.

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A medicine interaction may be defined as a measurable modification (in magnitude and/or duration) of the action of one medicine, by prior or concomitant administration of another substance, including: prescription, non-prescription medicines (including complementary medicines), food, alcohol, cigarette smoking or diagnostic tests.

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Louis Roller
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Adjunct Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 57 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists,dentists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of December, 2020, he had delivered 54 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 25 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
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Jane Nicolson
03 Nov 2020
Informative, well present and to-the-point descriptive content.
Marlene Luck
15 Nov 2020
It showed how you can make medication errors)
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Melinda Kumar
13 Apr 2021
the information is very informative and very easy to understand.
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Kathleen Loh
23 Aug 2021
good information to know and learn
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Daryl Stuart
24 Oct 2020
Excellent. Thorough.
25 Oct 2020
A very comprehensive yet easy to understand resource, that assists in ensuring safe medication administration.
Lisa Archer
03 Nov 2020
Great refresher
Heather Petitt
22 Oct 2020
The role of the pharmacist to check each and every prescription that is to be dispensed for indications, contraindications, adverse effects, dosages and medicine interactions is imperative. The RN needs to ensure that a full medical and medication history is provided for the pharmacist to be able to provide appropriate decisions.
Livvia Kelly
02 Jun 2021
Detailed information
Karen Bourke
23 Oct 2020
enjoy reading, increase my knowledge of medications .
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