AMH Children's Dosing Companion - New Edition Out Now!
The July 2021 release of the print and online versions are available now. Changes include new monographs for:
- the recently approved triple therapy for cystic fibrosis, elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor
- moxifloxacin for serious infections
- ustekinumab for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
The CDC has previously included doses for long-acting reversible contraceptives as these are preferred in adolescents, and this release includes information about levonorgestrel IUD.
Furthermore, a combined oral contraceptives monograph has been added to facilitate online linking to the AMH, where comprehensive information about contraceptive options can be found.
New dose added for a controlled-release melatonin product for insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorders or Smith-Magenis syndrome.
The Summary of key changes outlines several small changes to doses (some update existing doses due to new information, while others reflect product discontinuations). With every release, it is worthwhile to check this summary to see what is new: something you think you know and do not need to look up might have just changed!
AMH Aged Care Companion – April 2021 online release
The AMH Aged Care Companion is our trusted, practical reference for health care professionals who work with older people.
The selected topics included in this companion reflect some of the most common illnesses and problems requiring drug treatment that confront the aged.
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 2021 online release that may be of interest include:
- updated topics including atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dry eyes, orthostatic (postural) hypotension, osteoporosis, stroke prevention
- a new topic providing a practical guide to the use of oral anticoagulants that can be read in conjunction with the atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention topics.
Australian Medicines Handbook
The July 2021 release of the online version is available now. Some recent changes that may interest you include:
- new monographs, eg ozanimod and siponimod for MS, coronavirus disease vaccines (see the Summary of key changes for all new and deleted drugs)
- new indications, eg dapagliflozin for heart failure, rivaroxaban for coronary or peripheral artery disease, olanzapine for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- removed information related to discontinued drugs, eg cefalotin, pheniramine
- new section on clozapine concentration monitoring
- many drug interactions added or updated, eg rivaroxaban with St John’s wort or carbamazepine
- more combination products now have separate monographs, eg irbesartan with hydrochlorothiazide
Our useful tables now appear within the relevant page (no need to click!), eg comparison of lipid-lowering drugs, combined oral contraceptives.
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