Table 1

Extract from a pharmaceutical care plan completed in the feasibility study

Drug

Dose, frequency, quantity

Indication

Potential drug related problems

Suggested action

For use by GP


Amiodarone tabs

100 mg, od, 28

?arrhythmia

Deposits in eye, SOB, peripheral neuropathy

No change

Aspirin tabs

75 mg, 2 od, 56

2° prevention CHD

GI effects

No change (could reduce to 75 mg od)

Diclofenac tabs

50 mg, bd, 56

Pain

GI effects, dizziness, vertigo

Stop – no benefit

Tylex® caps

2, qds,100

Pain

Constipation

Stop – no benefit

Isphagula husk

3.5 g, bd, 30

Constipation

Patient not taking sufficient fluid for effective use

Stop – exacerbates dehydration, unpalatable, prefers senna

Lactulose liq

mdu, 300 ml

Constipation

Patient not taking sufficient fluid for effective use

Stop – finds senna more effective

Ranitidine tabs

150 mg, bd, 60

?dyspepsia

GI effects, dizziness, confusion, tiredness

Leave existing stocks for use prn

Tamsulosin MR tabs

400 mg, od, 30

Enlarged prostate

Dizziness, hypotension, drowsiness

No change


Wong et al. BMC Health Services Research 2004 4:11   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-4-11

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