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Advanced CAM & Pharmaceutical Concomitant Prescribing

Many patients present using one or more prescription or over-the-counter medications. This poses a myriad of potential health risks to the patient with the potential for nutrient or herb drug interactions as well as nutrient deficiencies associated with commonly used medications. In Australia, the most common prescriptions include:

  • Cholesterol and blood lipids - More than 20 million prescriptions for ‘statin’ medications.
  • Blood glucose and diabetes – Metformin was prescribed more than 5 million times.
  • GORD, reflux and heartburn – Esomeprazole and pantoprazole are proton-pump inhibitors with more than 15 million prescriptions, plus additional OTC use.
  • Pain and inflammation – In excess of 7 million scripts for paracetamol, this does not include OTC sales.
  • Perindopril – An ACE-inhibitor with 6 million scripts and counting, to manage hypertension.
  • Antibiotics - Cephalexin and Amoxicillin with more than 15 million prescriptions annually.

Are you confident in safely and effectively using concomitant prescribing of key CAM supplementation to attenuate induced nutrient deficiencies and minimise possible adverse side effects of medications? Do you know how to synergistically co-prescribe CAM for key health conditions including reflux, hypercholesterolaemia, Type 2 diabetes and mood disorders, to align with the most recent evidence-based research?

Our speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Steels will share the latest research updates and draw from her clinical experience and present case studies, to advance your knowledge of how to safely and effectively prescribe herbal and nutritional formulas concomitantly with prescription medications, to enhance your patients’ health outcomes.

Materials available include:

  • Video Recordings
  • Audio Recordings
  • Digital Notes and Resources
  • CPE Certificate of Attendance (3 Contact Hours)