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Chinese traditional medicine

Trusted information about Chinese traditional medicine from leading Australian health organisations, including links to complementary medicines.

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Herbal medicine

Links to trusted information about herbal medicine.

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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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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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Lithium

Lithium is a medicine used to treat bipolar disorder and related conditions. The decision to start using lithium should be made only in consultation with a doctor.

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New phone app could reduce suicide risk

A new app could help mental health patients and reduce suicide risk, by sending counsellors data on mood, activity and adherence to medication.

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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.

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Lead poisoning

Lead can enter the human body through breathing in or swallowing materials contaminated with lead. Find out more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning.

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Oxycodone

Oxycodone is a painkiller. To get oxycodone, you need to have a prescription written for you by your doctor. You can find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.

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How to read CMIs

Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflets provide information about the medicine you are taking. Learn more about where to find your CMI and how to use it.

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