Dose Administration Aids (Medication packs)
A dose administration
aid (also known as a DAA or a Webster PackTM) contains individually
sealed compartments to help you take the right medicine at the right time. DAAs
help you reduce the chance of forgetting to take your medicine, and reduce the
chance of taking your medicine incorrectly.
DAAs may also be
needed for patients requiring nursing care at home, or patients spending a
period of time in respite or in a Residential Aged Care Facility.
To commence with a
DAA, your Capital Chemist pharmacist will need a chart or list of medicines
from your doctor, and all your regular medicines and prescriptions that you
have at home. A typical DAA lasts for one week, and we would normally issue two
weeks at a time, but individuals can arrange a different supply interval if
that is suitable.
Changes to the
medications in the DAA must be notified by the doctor and we would encourage
you to take your pack with you to each doctor consult because it contains the
current list of your regular medications.
A fee is charged for
the packing and supply of the DAA, and of course the patient is still
responsible for the cost of the medications.
Veterans’ Affairs patients may be eligible for fully subsidised DAAs.
Online booking not available. Please phone your local Capital Chemist store for more information.