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Additional medicine profiles and fact sheets

September, 2014 – Six medicine profiles (alprazolam, lorazepam, nitrazepam, oxazepam, temazepam and zuclopenthixol) and six fact sheets (droperidol, fluphenazine, mianserin, moclobemide, paliperidone and pericyazine) are now available. We will be updating the PPMIS website with more medicine profiles and fact sheets on a regular basis so please keep checking back.
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  • Lactmed, a free online USA database with information on drugs and lactation. It includes information such as maternal levels in breastmilk, infant plasma levels, and potential effects in breastfeeding infants and on lactation itself, the American Academy of Pediatrics category indicating the level of compatibility of the drug with breastfeeding, and alternate drugs to consider. References are included. 

    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

 

  • Motherisk: clinical research and teaching program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that provides information and guidance to pregnancy or breastfeeding women and to health care professionals regarding risks to the fetus from exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents. 

    http://www.motherisk.org/women/index.jsp

 

  • Medscape, a free resources for healthcare professionals. It features peer-reviewed original medical journal articles, CME (Continuing Medical Education), a customized version of the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database, daily medical news, major conference coverage, and drug information—including a drug database (Medscape Drug Reference, or MDR) and drug interaction checker. All content in Medscape is available free of charge for professionals and consumers alike, but registration is required. 

    http://www.medscape.com/

  • OTIS, Organisation of Teratology Information Specialist provides accurate evidence-based, clinical information to patients and health care professionals about exposures during pregnancy and lactation. The organization serves to provide education, to conduct relevant research and to support teratology information services throughout North America. 

    http://www.otispregnancy.org/

 

  • Better health channel provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing. It was established in May 1999 by the Victorian (Australia) State Government. The site does not have any commercial advertising and do not accept any corporate sponsorship. 

    http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

 

  • Clinicians health channel is an initiative of the Department of Human Services Victoria, and provides access to evidence-based clinical information for clinicians – doctors, nurses and allied health professionals – in the Victorian public health sector. Registration is required. 

    http://www.health.vic.gov.au/clinicians/

 

  • Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. 

    http://www.beyondblue.org.au/

 

  • PANDA, Post and Antenatal Depression Association is a national, not-for-profit organization that was formed in Victoria in 1985. PANDA’s national Helpline provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth (perinatal depression and anxiety), including partners, family members and friends. PANDA also produces and distributes accurate information about perinatal depression and anxiety to health professionals and the wider community. 

    http://www.panda.org.au/

 

  • MAPRC Monash Alfred Psychiatric Research Centre based at the Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. MAPrc is also part of Monash University’s School of Psychology and Psychiatry and The Alfred Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry MAPrc coordinates and facilitates all research that is performed within The Alfred’s Department of Psychiatry. 

    http://www.maprc.org.au/

 

  • NRAMP – The National Register of Antipsychotic Medication in Pregnancy is designed to address this gap in knowledge by collecting information about women who are taking antipsychotic medication and who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last twelve months. It is hoped that this information will ultimately help to improve the experience of pregnancy and birth for women with mental illness, and to contribute to better health and wellbeing for these women and their babies. 

    http://www.maprc.org.au/nramp

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