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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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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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Antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and childhood respiratory tract infections | NPS MedicineWise

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem in Australia. Read about antibiotics, the causes of antibiotic resistance and what parents can do to manage commo...

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Endone Tablets

Endone Tablets is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient Oxycodone hydrochloride. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn...

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Acute knee injuries, explained | NPS MedicineWise

Learn about how to receive the best care for two common knee injuries meniscus tear & anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.

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Warfarin and how to take it | NPS MedicineWise

Learn about warfarin including how to use it safely & correctly to avoid side effects, especially bleeding.

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Vaccines and immunisation | NPS MedicineWise

Read about immunisation & the vaccines available to protect you, your child & the community from infectious diseases such as hepatitis & whooping...

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Inhaler devices for respiratory medicines | NPS MedicineWise

Learn more about inhaler options for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) & asthma.

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