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NPS MedicineWise

The NPS MedicineWise website is now hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care as part of the redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology program.

Established in 1998 with the primary aim of promoting quality use of medicines, the website today empowers all Australians to make the best possible healthcare decisions.

How NPS Medicinewise can help

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

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Last reviewed: January 2023

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Champix - NPS MedicineWise

Please read this leaflet carefully before you start using Champix

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Triamcinolone, cartilage loss and knee pain in osteoarthritis

Intra-articular triamcinolone injections are approved as short-term treatment for pain relief for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Evidence does not support long-term use. Find out more.

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Introducing medicines for heart failure - NPS MedicineWise

Medicines are an important part of helping people with heart failure feel better, live longer and stay out of hospital. Read on to learn more about medicines for heart failure and their role in your treatment.

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Gabapentinoid misuse: a growing problem - NPS MedicineWise

Pregabalin and gabapentin (gabapentinoids) have increasingly been prescribed for pain. Now concerns are rising about potential misuse and abuse of these medicines. 

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Finding good information about medicines - NPS MedicineWise

Keep yourself informed and using reliable sources of information. 

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What every parent should know about coughs, colds, earaches and sore throats - NPS MedicineWise

Children's coughs, colds, earaches and sore throats can worry you and make them miserable. Find out how to help your child feel better, and when to seek further advice. 

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Using medicines at school - NPS MedicineWise

You, your child and their teachers should all know what medicines your child takes, where they are kept and how to use them – especially in an emergency.

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Asthma and children: diagnosis and treatment - NPS MedicineWise

Children's asthma requires accurate diagnosis, regular treatment and review. Find out more about the importance of spirometry, age-appropriate medicines and written asthma action plans for children with asthma.

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Depression: what you need to know

Learn about depression & the treatment options available, including antidepressants & psychotherapy

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Episode 32: Champix / Varenicline recall

Kara Joyce: Hi everyone, and welcome to the NPS MedicineWise podcast

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