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Are you confused taking your medications? Many patients are not sure why they need to take their medications, whether there is still a need to take them, or how to best take them. Many medications interact with over the counter products or vitamins and if not taken correctly may cause significant harm. 

If you, or a family member have type 2 diabetes, or are taking multiple medications, speak to one of the Pharmacists at Paddington Central Pharmacy to book your free MedsCheck. 

A MedsCheck/Diabetes MedsCheck provides for in-pharmacy reviews of consumers who are taking multiple medications and/or have newly diagnosed or poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes. These reviews are aimed at enhancing the quality use of medicines and reducing the number of adverse drug events experienced by consumers.


The review takes place in our in pharmacy consulting room at a time convenient to you, and generally lasts around 30 minutes.

The pharmacist will:

  • Explain when, how and why to take your medicines

  • Demonstrate the correct manner to use your medications

  • Explain where and under what conditions you should store your medicines

  • Check your technique for using any medication equipment. (e.g. asthma puffer, nebuliser etc)

  • Help you make a list / profile of all your medicines.


MedsCheck is an in-pharmacy, consumer centred service which aims to enhance the quality use of medicines by: educating community based consumers about their medicines including;

  • How medicines affect medical conditions

  • Identifying any problems they may be experiencing with their medicines;

  • Understanding interactions between medicines.


Diabetes MedsCheck

Diabetes MedsCheck is an in-pharmacy, consumer centred service. The service provides a review of medications with a focus on the consumer’s type 2 diabetes medication management, their monitoring devices and self-management and where the consumer has no timely access to other diabetes health services. It aims to:

  • Optimise a consumer’s effective use of medicine through improving understanding of, and compliance with, their diabetes medication therapy;

  • Improve a consumer’s effective use of blood glucose monitoring devices through training and education;

  • Reduce the risk of the consumer developing complications associated with type 2 diabetes.



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