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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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How does roxithromycin work?

Roxithromycin kills the bacteria that cause pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections. Find out how roxithromycin works.

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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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Who can take erythromycin?

Erythromycin is not recommended during the first trimester (12 weeks) of pregnancy, but you can take it if you are breastfeeding. Find out what to tell your doctor before you take erythromycin.

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How do I take doxycycline?

If you are taking doxycycline, always follow your health professional’s instructions. Find out why here.

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How does cefaclor work?

Cefaclor kills the bacteria that cause middle ear infections (otitis media), sinusitis and pneumonia. Find out how cefaclor works.

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What is clarithromycin for?

Clarithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections including, whooping cough, pneumonia and stomach ulcers. Find out more.

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What are the side effects of roxithromycin?

Roxithromycin can cause side effects including allergic rash, thrush and clostridium difficile infection. Learn more.

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Brands of doxycycline

Find out about all the brands of doxycycline and read the consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet for your medicine.

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Cefaclor

Cefaclor is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Find out more about cefaclor, the infections it is used to treat, who can take it, and its side effects.

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Interactions with clarithromycin

Clarithromycin can interact with atorvastatin and simvastatin (used to treat high cholesterol) and the antibiotics rifabutin. Find out more about the interactions with clarithromycin.

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