Medication safety for older people
Older people are at increased risk of medicines-related problems. Learn the steps to take to improve your medicine safety.
Medicines and alcohol
Alcohol can interact with some medication, including over the counter medicines. Learn more about possible complications of medicines and alcohol.
Out of date medicines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.
Safe use of mental health medications
When it comes to mental health medication, there is no one size fits all solution. Different people can have different side effects. It's important to talk to your doctor during your treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about a range of different medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.
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.
Can medicines be addictive?
Some medicines can cause dependence and addiction. Learn which ones are associated with these risks and how to avoid dependence or addiction when taking them.