Be Medicinewise Week
This week it’s Be Medicinewise Week. It’s important for all Australians to know what medicines they are taking and to understand how to take them safely. Visit myDr’s Medicine Centre to search for your medicines, find out when to take your medicines, understand your prescriptions and much more.
Last Reviewed: 19/08/2019
Prescription medicines: 10 tips for using them safely
Here are some quick tips to help you make the most of the medicine your doctor prescribes and ensure that you take and dispose of it safely.
Prescription medicines are an important part of treating and preventing illness. However, incorrect use of these medicines can make them unsafe.
Antidepressants are medicines that can treat depression and its symptoms. They can also sometimes be used to treat other conditions, including anxiety disorders and chronic (ongoing) pain.
Other products you may be taking
Always tell your pharmacist or doctor about any non-prescription, complementary or alternative medicines you may be taking.
Medicines - tips for the safe use of medicines
Medicines can be dangerous. Find out how to use them safely.