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NPS MedicineWise

NPS MedicineWise provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests.

NPS MedicineWise is an independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit organisation, working with health consumers and health professionals, community organisations, industry leaders and government to improve the way health technologies, medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used.

NPS Medicines Line

If you have questions about your medicines, speak to your doctor, pharmacist or call the NPS Medicines Line on 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424) for information on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary (herbal, ‘natural’, vitamin and mineral) medicines over the phone.

Call the NPS Medicines Line on 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424) from anywhere in Australia. Calls from anywhere except QLD and VIC are triaged by HealthDirect. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST (excluding NSW public holidays).

Adverse Medicine Events Line

Sometimes medicines have unexpected and undesirable side effects. The Adverse Medicine Events (AME) Line provides consumers with an avenue for reporting and discussing adverse experiences with medicines. Call the AME Line if you suspect that your medicine is causing a problem and you’re worried about using it.

Call the Adverse Medicine Events Line on 1300 134 237 from anywhere in Australia. Hours of operation: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm AEST (excluding public holidays).

For emergencies - if you have concerns about your medicines arising from an overdose or suspected poisoning, call the Poisons Information Centre, 24 hours a day on 13 11 26. For general emergencies call 000.

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Last reviewed: January 2018

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What are the side effects of amoxycillin?

It is important to tell your health professional about any medicines you may be taking, or if you have any current illness or long-term health conditions. This will help them decide if amoxycillin is suitable for you.

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What are the side effects of amoxycillin?

Learn about the side effects of amoxycillin including allergic reactions, diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea, thrush and rash.

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Managing your medicines | Consumer Info | Medical Info | NPS MedicineWise

Learn about how to manage your medicines to get the best results, & reduce the risk of side effects & interactions.

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Over-the-counter codeine: changes to supply | NPS MedicineWise

Information and resources on the rescheduling of codeine

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Getting ready for spirometry

How to get ready for spirometry

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Managing multiple medicines | Consumer Info | Medical Info | NPS MedicineWise

There are a number of ways you can take special care to reduce the risk of problems.Know the names of your medicines, and what they look like.Record details...

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Statin medicines: frequently asked questions | NPS MedicineWise

Statinsare medicines that work to lower the level of LDL cholesterol in your blood. Find out more about how they work.

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Type 2 diabetes, explained | NPS MedicineWise

Almost one million people in Australia have type 2 diabetes. Find out what type 2 diabetes is, its complications & effective managementincluding tests &...

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Managing rheumatoid arthritis | NPS MedicineWise

Rheumatoidarthritis is not curable. However, early treatment is effective inmanaging symptoms and slowing down disease progression. Read on to find out mor...

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Managing osteoporosis | NPS MedicineWise

Learn how osteoporosis affects your bones and how it is diagnosed and treated.

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