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Diarrhoea

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.

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Diarrhoea self care

Trusted information on self care for diarrhoea, tips to avoid dehydration, information about antidiarrhoeal medicines, and links to trusted resources.

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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.

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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.

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Children's medicines

Children don't always need medicine to get over an illness, but if you do need to give medicine, here are some useful tips.

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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.

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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.

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Chemotherapy

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.

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Over-the-counter medicines

There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.

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Metformin

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.

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