Stay up to date with the 2020 AMH Book or Online
We're constantly improving and updating the AMH. Here are some of the updates in the January 2020 AMH that may interest you:
- new drugs, eg safinamide for Parkinson's disease, fosfomycin for UTI, and a new class, PCSK9 inhibitors for hypercholesterolaemia
- new preparations of old drugs, eg faster-acting insulin aspart, long-acting SC buprenorphine (for opioid dependence)
- updated information on the risk of breast cancer with HRT and a new dose of famciclovir for shingles
- new combination monographs for antiretroviral fixed-dose combination products
- inhaled fluticasone -- separate monographs for fluticasone propionate and the more potent fluticasone furoate
Do you use our tables? By request, in AMH Online the list of tables for each chapter is expanded in the menu on the left-hand side of your screen.
AMH Children's Dosing Companion — New edition
The July 2019 release of the book and online versions are available now. Changes include:
- 15 new monographs compared to the 2018 edition
- Following the update to the Australian Asthma Handbook, doses for managing acute severe asthma have been revised, as well as a review of doses across all asthma medications, including a new monograph for tiotropium
- Warnings have been added to insulin lispro and insulin glargine following the availability of new insulin strengths other than 100 U/mL. As insulin is associated with medication errors with serious consequences, the CDC offers advice around safe use of these higher strength presentations of insulin
- New advice regarding doxycycline use in children and its effects on staining teeth
- New doses for tacrolimus in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome, adalimumab for uveitis, tocilizumab for JIA
- Numerous other changes ensure the Children’s Dosing Companion remains current and relevant to safe and effective medicines use in children.
AMH Aged Care Companion - April 2020 release
The AMH Aged Care Companion is our trusted, practical reference for doctors, nurses and pharmacists who work with older people.
With every update, there are many changes to ensure the information remains current and relevant to the use of medicines in older people.
Changes in the April 2020 release that may be of interest include:
- updated topics including behavioural & psychological symptoms of dementia, epilepsy, immunisation, nursing home-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections
- a new appendix outlining medication issues for older people during extreme hot weather
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