Dose Administration Aids

How pharmacists can help manage your medicines

Do you, or someone you love, have difficulty remembering when to take your medicines?

Your community pharmacy can help by packing your regular medicines into a special dosing device called a Dose Administration Aid (DAA).

Medicine-related hospital admissions remain a significant problem in Australia. It is estimated that up to 400,000 people are admitted to hospital each year in Australia as a result of medicine-related problems.

DAAs can assist you to clearly see when to take your medicines and quickly check that you have taken your medicines.

Your pharmacy will manage your prescriptions and let you know when you need to see your doctor for new scripts.

The DAA will be made up and ready to collect when you visit your pharmacy – saving you time waiting in line!

Your pharmacist can also provide a print out of your medicines and the times they need to be taken to help with managing your medicines.

Talk to your pharmacist about whether a Dose Administration Aid would make taking your medicines easier.

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