Con­tra­cep­tion & DVT

Pharmacy Daily - - Front page -

THE con­tra­cep­tive pill is one of the most pre­scribed medicines in Aus­tralia but has known ad­verse event of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which the Phar­macy Guild of Aus­tralia says re­quires phar­ma­cists to coun­sel ac­cord­ingly.

To help with the is­sue, Guild Learn­ing and De­vel­op­ment has launched a new on­line course ti­tled “Hor­monal con­tra­cep­tion and deep vein thrombosis: Know the risks”.

On com­plet­ing this CPD ac­cred­ited course, phar­ma­cists should be able to dis­cuss DVT risk with pa­tients who are pre­scribed hor­monal con­tra­cep­tives and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the signs and symp­toms of throm­boem­bolic dis­or­ders as well as the ac­tions pa­tients should take if symp­toms are ex­pe­ri­enced.

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