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[Health-dev] Prescribing liquid medicines

From: address@hidden
Subject: [Health-dev] Prescribing liquid medicines
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 19:26:16 +0000 (GMT)

Hello Luis and dev team

When prescribing oral liquid medicines it might be safer to include the 
strength of the medicine in the 'medicine' description. 

Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension

The dose and dose unit can then be descibed as the volume to be given/taken by 
the patient

5 ml

This is quite a complex prescribing situation and each clinic/hospital will 
need to decide how best to set up or amend their prescribing drug database with 
regard to prescribing liquid medicines.


Andrew Gledhill

(retired hospital pharmacist)

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