medicines

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

What are Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly known as NSAIDs or just ‘anti-inflammatories’. They are a

Grapefruit interactions with medicines

Grapefruit is just one of many foods that can cause interactions with medicines. Interactions are when something interferes with how

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

Medicinal cannabis: a little care is needed

There’s a lot of international enthusiasm for the use of cannabis, particularly specially developed medicinal cannabis, for things like pain

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

Medicines: understanding your medicines

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

Psoriasis

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin condition with the main symptom being red, scaly patches that may be

Medicines line: telephone service

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

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