Practice Alert: Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy is often defined as the use of five or more medications, or two or more psychotropic medications, at the same time. It increases the risk of medication-related adverse effects and poorer health outcomes.

This practice alert explains the risks associated with polypharmacy, how to support NDIS participants who receive polypharmacy, and provider obligations.

Other practice alerts are available on the Resources webpage.