Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs)
This guide can be used by pharmacists to support people in taking their medicines and use MCAs, also known as monitored dosage systems (MDS) or dosette boxes.
It can also help you with the decision making process. It includes sections on how to review people on existing MCAs, assess suitability of new requests for MCAs and communicating to people who are already using an MCA if it's no longer suitable (following a suitability assessment).
There’s also information on alternatives to MCAs, risks and benefits, how to do an MCA suitability and medicine stability assessment, a list of medicines unsuitable for MCAs and practice considerations for the pharmacist and pharmacy team.
First published: September 2022