Heart, blood and blood vessels

Cardiovascular system

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The Heart, blood and blood vessels category of medicines is also known as cardiovascular system, blood and cardiovascular systems, medicines for and vascular system and heart, medicines for.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.

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05 Aug 2013 NPS MedicineWise programs targeting quality use of medicines in cardiovascular management have improved prescribing and cardiovascular disease management in primary care, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) today.
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01 Aug 2013 The 10th anniversary edition of NPS RADAR contains reviews for new medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) including rivaroxaban (Xarelto), rotigotine patches (Neupro) and mifepristone (Mifepristone Linepharma) followed by misoprostol (GyMiso).
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17 May 2013 NPS MedicineWise has published information for health professional to clarify prescribing and dispensing guidelines for fixed dose combination products containing perindopril and amlodipine (Coveram and Reaptan).
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14 May 2013 Dabigatran (Pradaxa) capsules should be dispensed and stored in the manufacturer’s original packaging to protect from moisture, repackaging increases the risk of product breakdown and loss of potency.
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13 May 2013 Potential for confusion may arise when prescribing fixed dose combination products containing perindopril and amlodipine

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