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.
Learn more about a range of different medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.
Buying medicines online
Buying medicines online can have advantages, but there is a risk of losing your money, damaging your health or breaking the law.
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.
How to take medicines safely in a natural disaster (bushfire, floods, cyclones)
It's important to have a plan to manage your medicines should a natural disaster strike. Here's how to safely take medication during a bushfire, flood and more.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.
Medicines and alcohol
Alcohol can interact with some medication, including over the counter medicines. Learn more about possible complications of medicines and alcohol.
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.
Out of date medicines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.
Medicines during pregnancy
Learn more about taking medicines during pregnancy, which includes over-the-counter medicine as well as herbal supplements and vitamins.