How to read CMIs
Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflets provide information about the medicine you are taking. Here's how to use them.
Reporting a problem with a medicine
You should tell your doctor or health professional about any problems with your medicine. It’s also helpful to report the problem to the TGA.
Questions to ask before taking a medicine
It's important to learn about your medicines before you take them. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines.
Are generic medicines the same as brand-name medicines?
To mark Be Medicinewise Week 2019, here's what you need to know about generic versus brand-name medicines and their ingredients.
Take medicines seriously
Around 9 million Australians take prescription medicine daily; millions more take over-the-counter meds. It's crucial they're taken properly and stored safely.
Better access to an overdose-reversing medication could save lives
A nasal spray has been added to the PBS, meaning many Australians could be saved from overdosing on prescription and illicit opioids.
Underlying causes of diarrhoea
Diarrhoea usually occurs when fluid cannot be absorbed from your bowel contents, or when extra fluid is secreted into the bowel. Find out what causes diarrhoea.
Medicine and side effects
Side effects are unwanted effects of a medicine. Learn about where to get information on medicine side effects and how to get help.
How to use an adrenaline autoinjector
An adrenaline autoinjector can, in an emergency, save the life of someone who is having a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Learn how to use one here.
Cefalexin is used to treat bacterial infections in various parts of the body. This page explains how cefalexin works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.