medication

  • What is antimicrobial stewardship?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 2 July 2019

    Mediclinic takes a direct, team-led approach to fight the spread of drug-resistant organisms. This programme is known as antimicrobial stewardship. Andriette van Jaarsveld, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Mediclinic SA. In the

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  • The many pros of probiotics

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 29 November 2016

    A strong, healthy gut needs plenty of good bacteria to function optimally and probiotics can provide a boost when needed. A Mediclinic pharmacist explains how you can get the balance of your gut bacteria right.

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  • The do’s and don’ts of medication

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 25 October 2016

    Taking special care with medications is vital to maintaining their quality and ensuring that the patient gets the full benefit of the treatment. Lize von Schlicht, a pharmacist at Mediclinic Panorama, gives guidance for the safe and responsible usage and storage of medication.

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  • Why you shouldn’t skip antidepressants

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 19 July 2016

    You go away for a weekend and forget your medication at home. It happens. Depending on the meds you’re taking, the effects can be disastrous – or completely benign. A Mediclinic psychiatrist talks us through what could happen if you skip your antidepressants.

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  • In praise of nurses

    Nursing

    Posted on 12 May 2016

    They say time is a healer, but hospital patients’ recovery is also dependent on the care of committed nurses. Clinical psychologist Ilse Pauw of Mediclinic Cape Town highlights the critical needs of recuperating patients and the various roles nurses play to fulfil them.

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  • Pregnancy and medication

    Gynaecology

    Posted on 29 February 2016

    Carrying another life means you need to be careful of what you’re ingesting, especially when it comes to medication. Dr Leneque Lindeque, an obstetrics and gynaecologist at Mediclinic Highveld in Mpumalanga, talks us through what’s safe to take during pregnancy and what you should avoid.

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  • FAQs: Side effects, generics and expiry dates

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 26 March 2015

    We asked Douglas Defty, pharmacy services executive at Mediclinic, to answer your FAQs about side effects, generics and expiry dates.

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  • The low-down about food and medication

    Nutrition

    Posted on 3 April 2014

    Here’s how your food can (and can’t) affect your medication.

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