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Getting the most out of your pharmacist

Pharmacists are qualified medicines experts who provide advice and counselling on products and general healthcare. Learn how community pharmacists can help you.

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Find a health service

healthdirect Service Finder is a free service that helps you locate the nearest health services in any part of Australia. You can search for health services such as general practitioners, hospitals, dentists, psychologists, hospitals, mental health, optical, pathology, pharmacies and a wide range of others. Find contact details, opening hours and billing options as well as other useful information for these providers. The service finder is also available via the healthdirect mobile app.

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Scheduling of medicines and poisons

The ‘scheduling’ system for medicines and poisons in Australia divides these items into categories based on how they are made available to the public.

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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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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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Mouth sores and ulcers

An ulcer is a common type of mouth sore. It can make everyday tasks like teeth brushing, talking, eating and drinking feel uncomfortable.

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Viagra

Viagra is a medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. This article explains how it works, how to take it, possible side effects, myths and how to safely buy Viagra.

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Cialis

Cialis is a medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. This article explains how it works, how to take it, possible side effects, myths and how to safely buy Cialis.

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Worm treatments

Worm treatments should be take about six weeks by using good hygiene. Even if they don't show symptoms, everyone if the house needs to follow the same instructions for the treatment to be effective.

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Levitra

Levitra is a medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. This article explains how it works, how to take it, possible side effects, myths and how to safely buy Levitra.

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