SCGH Pharmacy / Medication Guidelines

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General Medication Guides

  • Formulary One
    • Western Australia’s first Statewide Medicines Formulary (SMF) has been developed by the WA Drug Evaluation Panel and the Department of Health to assist clinicians prescribe medicines to patients.
    • It is the web-based platform that hosts the SMF, and is designed to be user friendly, simple to use and provide you with trusted, accurate and complete information.
    • F1 features information from a number of sources including:
      • MIMS information 
      • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme 
      • medicine product and consumer information
      • state and local guidelines and forms
      • links to locally subscribed library services
  • Therapeutic Guidelines
  • MIMS Online
  • Australian Medicines Handbook
    • An independent, evidence-based national drug reference, it is an important clinical resource for health practitioners concerned with the quality use of medicines. It offers concise, reliable and comprehensive information with easy-to-find comparative drug data allowing users to compare drugs and make informed prescribing choices. 
  • AMH Children’s Dosing Companion (AMH CDC)
    • This was developed at a national level with input from the major paediatric sites across Australia with the intention of providing a consistent medication dosing reference for paediatric patients across all Australian paediatric health sites. Initially published in 2013, with continual updates of the online version. The AMH CDC is now the preferred reference for paediatric doses.
  • LactMed® database
    • The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.
  • AusDI
    • “Australia’s trusted independent evidence-based medicines information resource”