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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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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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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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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Using the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Australians can use a wide range of prescribed medicines without paying full price for them. Learn more about how the PBS works.

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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.

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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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Medicine and side effects

Side effects are unwanted effects of a medicine. Learn about where to get information on medicine side effects and how to get help.

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Home medicines review

Not managing your own or someone else’s medicines correctly can have serious consequences. A free home medicines review (HMR) by a pharmacist can help.

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Clinical trials

Clinical trials are research investigations in which people volunteer to test new treatments.

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Medicines

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

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