How to use Pharmacy Care
Pharmacy Care is a section of the myDr website that provides basic information about how to treat some common minor health conditions, using medicines and products available at pharmacies.
How do I find out about common conditions?
The Common Conditions topics are short summaries about common health problems. Click on the Common Conditions tab at the top of the page, and the list of conditions will show on the left. The topics have been developed with input from Australian pharmacists.
The information is organised into four sections:
- General Information
- See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional
- Treatment Tips
- Treatment Options
If you can’t find what you are looking for, try typing a word (e.g. ‘itch’, ‘redness’ or ‘fever’) into our Search box, select “Health information” and click on the magnifying glass to find what’s on our website.
How do I find out about pharmacy medicines?
The Common Conditions articles list the products available from pharmacies to treat a particular condition. For more information on particular products, follow the link provided in the article to view the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) for that product.
CMIs (Consumer Medicines Information) contain information provided by the product manufacturer.
The information is organised to help you:
- identify a product and its ingredients
- understand the correct way to use it
- understand how not to use it
- know who should not use it
- look out for possible side effects.
The Pharmacy Care section does not contain information on all pharmacy products, or on prescription medicines and treatments available through your doctor.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, try typing the brand name (e.g. Panadol) or ingredient name (e.g. paracetamol) into our Search box, and select “Medicines” on the dropdown menu to select only CMI (Consumer Medicines Information).
Last Reviewed: 13/06/2019
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