WHAT IS A
HOME MEDICINES REVIEW?
Do you take any prescribed medicines, vitamins, supplements, natural remedies or other over the counter medicines?
Have you ever wondered how they work together? Are there any harmful combinations? Can one medicine enhance another one?
Did you know that even vitamins in certain doses and certain combination may be toxic to you?
Each year, over 230,000 Australians end up in hospital due to problems caused by their medicines. At least 50% of these could have been avoided through better medicine management.
The Home Medicines Review Program was introduced into the Australian Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) in 2001.
The aim of the Program is to achieve safe and effective use of medicines, by detecting and addressing problems that may prevent the best health outcomes for the patient.
A Home Medicines Review can help you to gain knowledge and understanding of the medicines you are using and how they work. With the help of your GP and pharmacist, you can become an active participant in the decisions that support your healthcare plan.
Don’t risk a trip to hospital that could have been avoided. Stop dosing in the dark and organise a Home Medicines Review to help you manage your healthcare.