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Questions to ask before taking a medicine

Learning about your medication is important to understand your options. This page helps you to ask the right questions about the medications that you are prescribed.

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Medicines

Learn more about a range of different medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.

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Medicines and driving

Some medicines can affect the skills you need to drive safely. Learn which medicines can affect your driving and how to reduce the risks.

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Buying medicines online

Buying medicines can have advantages, but be careful; if you buy off overseas sites, you can run the risk of losing your money, damaging your health, or breaking the law if you buy from the wrong overseas site.

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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 alcohol

Alcohol can interact with some medication, including over the counter medicines. Learn more about possible complications of medicines and alcohol.

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Herbal medicine

Links to trusted information about herbal medicine.

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Medicine recalls

Medicines are recalled from time to time for a range of different reasons. Learn more about who regulates it and what to do if your medicine has been recalled.

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Out of date medicines

When medicines are manufactured, by law they have to be given an expiry date. Learn more about expiration dates and safe storage of medicines.

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Medicines during pregnancy

Learn more about taking medicines during pregnancy, which includes over-the-counter medicine as well as herbal supplements and vitamins.

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