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How to use medicines properly

Many people don't take their prescribed medicines. Dr Norman Swan explains why you should talk to your doctor about any problems you're having with medicines.

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Antibiotics

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

Medicines

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids are medicines used to treat inflammation. Depending on the condition, steroid injections can relieve pain for several weeks to 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

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