AMH Children’s Dosing Companion July 2018

The July 2018 release of the book and online version are available now. Some changes in this update that may interest you include:

  • seven new monographs: citrulline, clopidogrel, diazoxide, parecoxib, rasburicase, rosuvastatin and sirolimus
  • new doses for lidocaine in cardiac resuscitation, valganciclovir in treatment and prevention of CMV disease, and some background to pregabalin doses used for neuropathic pain
  • advice about the safety of long acting beta2 agonists used for asthma in children has been amended in the formoterol and salmeterol monographs (and their combinations with corticosteroids) and in fluticasone furoate with vilanterol
  • the vaccinations table has been updated, particularly with changes relating to meningococcal vaccines
  • a diagram outlining the various terms used to describe age, before and after a child’s birth, has been incorporated into the CDC. These terms are sometimes used interchangeably when this can be incorrect. This ready-reckoner will hopefully help those unsure about the terminology

AMH Aged Care Companion

Our trusted, practical reference for doctors, nurses and pharmacists who work with older people. April 2018 Book and Online edition changes include:

  • updated information on allergic conjunctivitis, dry eyes, gout, heart failure, hypertension, insomnia, osteoporosis, major depressive disorder, pain management, restless legs syndrome, rhinitis, rhinosinusitis (formerly sinusitis), along with changes to several other topics
  • Book contains new content on Age related macular degeneration.

2018 Australian Medicines Handbook

The July 2018 release of the online version is available now. Some recent changes in this update that may interest you include:

  • first drugs for primary progressive MS (ocrelizumab) and fibromyalgia (milnacipran) and other new drugs, eg glecaprevir with pibrentasvir for chronic hepatitis C
  • new products, eg an inhaler for COPD delivering 3 drugs (umeclidinium, fluticasone and vilanterol)
  • safety information updated, eg expanded advice for monitoring and managing muscle symptoms with statins
  • recent evidence incorporated, eg renal outcomes with liraglutide and cardiovascular outcomes with gliptins in type 2 diabetes

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