Medicines information

  • The Pharmacy Department's Medicines Information Centre aims to be the primary reference point for all drug-related queries within the hospital. We are also involved in the development of hospital drug protocols, policies and patient information leaflets. Contact hospital switchboard for assistance with any medication-related problems. For information about overdose or poisoning, contact the Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26).

    Prescribing at RCH

    Paediatric doses of medications are prescribed and checked using a current Australian Paediatric reference1. The AMH Children’s Dosing Companion (AMH-CDC) the first reference utilised for dose checking. 

    When doses cannot be located in this reference then specialist references will need to be used, these can be accessed via the RCH Medicines Information homepage, consultation with your clinical pharmacist, consultation with a medicines information pharmacist or by contacting the on-call pharmacist after hours service as appropriate.

    Medication use at the RCH should be in accordance with RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines.

    1. Pharmacy Board of Australia – Guidelines on Practice-specific issues - Guideline 1

    Consumer medicines information