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Practical Approach: Once-daily dose timing

Practical Approach: Once-daily dose timing

"The GPs I give prescribing advice to were very impressed with the presentation you made about dose timing of cardiovascular drugs with a once-daily dose," says David Spencer, pharmacist at the Update Pharmacy to his pre-registration pharmacist trainee, Joanna Savage (see C+D, February 14, 2009, p22).

"They found it very valuable," David continues. "In fact, they've asked me if you can talk to them about other once-daily medicines. Do you know about any others?"

Joanna replies: "Yes, in the project I did during my six months at the hospital I covered anti-gastric secretion drugs, antidepressants, thyroxine, hypoglycaemics, asthma medication and NSAIDs."

"The next prescribing meeting has a very crowded agenda," says David, "so could you just cover the first two this time and we'll leave the others for a

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