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Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids (steroids) are medicines that can be used to treat inflammation. Depending on the condition that is being treated, steroid injections can provide pain relief for several weeks to many months.

Medicines Pain

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.

Medicines Mental Health

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.

Medicinal cannabis Medicines

Hay fever treatments

Antihistamines work fast and are good at treating mild symptoms of hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose, whereas corticosteroid nasal sprays may take several days to work.

Allergy Medicines

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.

Medicines Mental Health

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.

Medicines Mental Health


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