Considerations when mixing medications with Fruit, Yoghurt, Thickened Fluids
Don’t take your medicine with fruit juice! Dr Geraldine Moses BPharm, DClinPharm, AACPA
Crushed Tablets: Does the Administration of Food Vehicles and Thickened Fluids to Aid Medication Swallowing Alter Drug Release? Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, 17(2), pp. 207-219.
Juice interactions: What patients need to know. Maria G. Tanzi, PharmD
Fruit Juices Block Common Drugs. Daniel J. DeNoon
Potential risks resulting from fruit/vegetable-drug interactions: effects on drug-metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters. J Food Sci.
Fruit Juices as Perpetrators of Drug Interactions: The Role of Organic Anion–Transporting Polypeptides
Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety. Julie AY Cichero
Medication alteration – Don’t Rush to Crush!
Don’t Rush to Crush – 2nd edition Australia’s most comprehensive guide to giving solid oral medicines to people who are unable to swallow.
Available here – http://www.shpa.org.au/Publications/Do-not-Rush-to-Crush
AJP article -Nurses Benefit From Don’t Rush To Crush Training. Megan Haggan
The Nurse Path – Don’t rush to crush. Ian Miller
Can I Crush It? Jill Huntley, Clinical Pharmacist
Medication Administration Guidelines
Nursing Guidelines – Management of Medicines in Aged Care. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. Nursing Guidelines: Management of Medicines in Aged Care. Melbourne: ANMF, 2013.
Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities. Department of Health and Ageing
Don’t Rush to Crush – 2nd edition – Australia’s most comprehensive guide to giving solid oral medicines to people who are unable to swallow. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia, 2015, Australian Don’t Rush to Crush Handbook, 2nd ed