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Paracetamol poisoning has increased in Australia – here’s how to take it safely

Paracetamol is the most commonly used drug in Australia, but it's also the reason for most calls to poisons information hotlines.

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Accidental overdose of medicine

Accidental overdoses on a medicine are very dangerous, but preventable. Learn about the risks, how to avoid them, and the medicines that need special care.

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Drug overdose

Links to trusted information about drug overdose.

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Poisoning

Most cases of poisoning happen at home so learn here about symptoms, prevention and what to do in an emergency.

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Endone side effects and addiction

Endone has many possible side effects and some can indicate serious complications. Learn to recognise symptoms and what to do in the case of an Endone overdose.

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Paracetamol

You can take paracetamol for mild to moderate pain. Here’s some information on how paracetamol works, when you should not take it and possible side effects.

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Pacemaker

Has your doctor recommended you to have a pacemaker? Find out what it is, who needs it and things to consider before and after the surgery.

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Collapsing

Collapsing has a range of causes, often occuring because someone has fainted. You collapse when your brain isn't getting enough oxygen.

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Hospital emergency departments

A hospital emergency department (ED) provides urgent medical care. Find out why and when you might need to go to an ED, what happens when you get there, and what you need to do before leaving.

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What is an ambulance?

An ambulance is a vehicle equipped to provide emergency care to sick or injured people and to get them to hospital. Learn more here about how much ambulances cost and when you should call one.

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