Diarrhoea may last for only a few days, or may be a sign of something else. Find out here about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
Diarrhoea self care
Trusted information on self care for diarrhoea, tips to avoid dehydration, information about antidiarrhoeal medicines, and links to trusted resources.
What causes 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.
Diarrhoea and vomiting in children
Learn more about the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the symptoms.
Children don't always need medicine to get over an illness, but if you do need to give medicine, here are some useful tips.
Medicines and breastfeeding
While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Learn which medicines you can take and where to go for advice.
Codeine no longer available over the counter from Feb 1
Pain-relief medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without a doctor's prescription from 1 Feb 2018. Here’s what you need to know.
Chemotherapy is medicine treatment that aims to stop or slow down the growth of cancer cells. Find out how it works and the different types available.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.
Metformin is a medicine that is commonly prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes. To get metformin, you need to have a prescription written for you by your doctor. Find out more about metformin on this page.