Medicine info: Brand names
Medicine info: Active ingredients
International normalised ratio (INR) test
The international normalised ratio (INR) test is a measure of the time taken for your blood to clot. Find out more about this test and what it means.
Are generic medicines the same as brand-name medicines?
To mark Be Medicinewise Week 2019, here's what you need to know about generic versus brand-name medicines and their ingredients.
Paracetamol poisoning has increased in Australia – here’s how to take it safely
Paracetamol is the most commonly used drug in Australia, but it's also the reason for most calls to poisons information hotlines.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a blood disorder that increases the risk of blood clots and pregnancy complications. Learn more here.
Thrombosis, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is where a blood clot forms in a vein or artery. Learn about the risk factors and how to prevent it.
You can take paracetamol for mild to moderate pain. Find out when to take paracetamol, its side effects and what to do if you take too much.
Generic vs. brand-name medicines
Every medicine has a brand name and a generic name. Learn about the differences and what to consider when deciding which is best for you.
A laparoscopy is a type of keyhole surgery performed in the abdominal (belly) area. Learn more about when and why a laparoscopy is used.
Vitamin K deficiency
Vitamin K deficiency can stop your blood from clotting properly and weaken your bones. Read more about how to prevent and treat vitamin K deficiency.
Anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs)
Anti-inflammatory medicines can be used to relieve pain, reduce redness and swelling (inflammation), or treat a fever.