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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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COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Checker

If you have had a COVID-19 vaccination and think you may be experiencing side-effects, you can check here.

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Reporting a problem with a medicine

You should tell your doctor or health professional about any problems with your medicine. It’s also helpful to report the problem to the TGA.

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When it comes to sports supplements, play it safe

Inspired by the Commonwealth Games? Great! But if you want to boost your fitness with sports supplements, use caution: some can be dangerous or ineffective.

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Building resilience

Setbacks, failures and stress are all part of normal life. Resilience is the ability to cope with difficult times and ‘bounce back’ from adversity.

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Questions to ask before taking a medicine

It's important to learn about your medicines before you take them. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines.

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Travel vaccinations

Find out why vaccinations — such as influenza, measles, typhoid — are important before overseas travel. Learn about side effects and safety.

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Do face masks protect you from bushfire smoke?

Face masks won’t necessarily protect you from the poor air quality being caused by Australian bushfire smoke. Here's why, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a procedure that gives your doctor a direct view of your body’s internal organs. Learn about the procedure and how to prepare for it.

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Depression and older people

Depression in adults over 65 can include unexplained physical symptoms, memory loss, and various behavioural changes. This page can help you diagnose if an older person may be suffering from depression.

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