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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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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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Inhaler devices for respiratory medicines - NPS MedicineWise

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

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Can vitamin C help type 2 diabetes? - NPS MedicineWise

A total of 31 people (26 men and 5 women) with type 2 diabetes were randomly split into two groups

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Preventing motion sickness in children - NPS MedicineWise

The following general points should be considered when managing children who are prone to motion sickness:As motion sickness induces gastric stasis, it slows drug absorption, so preventing symptoms from occurring is more effective than trying to treat them after symptom onset

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Baricitinib for rheumatoid arthritis - NPS MedicineWise

Methotrexate is the drug of choice for most patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Magnesium, a treatment for leg cramps? - NPS MedicineWise

The effectiveness and safety of magnesium has been established for eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, arrhythmia, severe asthma, and migraine

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Long weekend drinks and your medicines may be a dangerous cocktail - NPS MedicineWise

The upcoming long weekend may lead some of us to overindulge and NPS MedicineWise is reminding people that alcohol and medicines can be a dangerous cocktail

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Anxiety disorders: what you need to know - NPS MedicineWise

Anxiety disorders are common but there are effective treatments. Find out how to get better sooner.

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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) nose, throat & lungs

Learn what you can do about respiratory tract infections (RTIs) - from colds, flu and sore throat to pneumonia.

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