Women’s health 1

This exercise involves dispensing a prescription whilst considering patient preferences and previous tolerance of medication. There is no errors or issues with this prescriptions and it should be dispensed.
It may be appropriate to create a note that Janumet is a new medication for the patient
When a patient starts a new mediction it important to cover the following details:

Purpose of medication
Directions for use (dose, freq, route)
Duration of use
Any expected S/E
Lifestyle advice
Follow up advice

More specific counseling for Janumet might involve:

Take with or after food to reduce stomach upset.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, fatigue, diarrhoea or weight loss.
Drinking alcohol can affect control of your diabetes. It can also increase the risk of serious side effects. Limit your alcohol intake, avoid binge drinking and have something to eat when you drink alcohol.

Specific counseling for this patient may involve:

A discussion around diabetes control and management. For some patients vaginal thrush may be result of poor diabetes management. As a once off, thrush may not be a concerning condition. Although, with appropriate counseling, if symptoms reoccur the patient would know to consider whether their diabetes is under control.

File Type: myde
Categories: Dispensing exercise
Tags: Nausea, New medication, Sitagliptin/Metformin 50mg/500mg Tab, Women's health
Author: Monash University