medicine

How do medications help osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease which is very common, affecting about one in 10 people and disproportionately affecting women.

Aspirin – side effects, dosage and low-dose

Aspirin is one of the oldest medicines still in common use. It belongs to a class of medicines called salicylates

Prescription medicines: 10 tips for using them safely

Here are some quick tips to help you make the most of the medicines your doctor prescribes. Become familiar with

Going hiking? Tread carefully

A hiking trip can be a great opportunity to get away from it all, but tread carefully. Whether on a

Will a text message a day keep the doctor away?

Poor adherence to medications, or medication that’s taken incorrectly, can lead to poor health outcomes and increase the cost of

Tips for taking charge of your health

Most of us have taken medicines (prescription and non-prescription) at some point in our lives and, when used appropriately, medicines

Medicines: understanding your medicines

When your doctor gives you a prescription, they have made a careful decision about choosing the right medicine for you.

Medicines line: telephone service

Medicines Line (1300 MEDICINE) is a national telephone service which provides Australians with trusted information about their medicines, including prescription

When to take your medicine

Many people who are taking tablets or other medicines, either on prescription or over-the-counter, are not sure about the best

Prescription medicines

A prescription medicine is only available to you if a doctor writes a prescription requesting that this medicine be supplied

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