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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. Find out everything you need to know about your medicines.

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Schizophrenia medicines

Antipsychotic medicines work by helping to restore the brain’s natural chemical balance. While these medicines cannot cure schizophrenia, they can relieve or improve symptoms.

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Aspirin is used to treat pain and fever and also has a role in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Find out the side effects and who should not take aspirin.


Medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana) is cannabis that's prescribed by a doctor to relieve symptoms or treat a condition. There are several natural and man-made types that can be accessed in Australia.

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Tricyclic antidepressants

Tricyclic antidepressants (also called tricyclics or TCAs) are named for their chemical structure (3 rings). They can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders and chronic pain.

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Prescription medicines

Prescription medicines are an important part of treating and preventing illness. However, incorrect use of these medicines can make them unsafe.


Antidepressant medicines

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.

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Antibiotics attack bacteria - germs responsible for certain infections. Each antibiotic attacks different types of bacteria and will be useful for treating particular infections.