Practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine in a belief they can complement treatments.
Homeopathy is used as an alternative to, or as an addition to, conventional mainstream medicine. This article briefly describes this treatment option, including the lack of current evidence for its effectiveness and safety.
Radiotherapy and other cancer treatments
Radiotherapy uses radiation to damage cancer cells and stop them from reproducing. It can be used by itself or combined with other cancer treatments.
Trusted information about depression treatment from leading Australian health organisations.
Trusted information about ayurvedic medicine from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on alternative therapies and herbal medicine.
Trusted information on antidepressant medicines, including what they are, how they work, different types, who should take antidepressants and possible side-effects.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.
Prostate cancer treatment
Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the stage of the disease, the severity of symptoms and the person’s general health. Find out about treatment options for prostate cancer.
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.
Oxycodone is a painkiller. To get oxycodone, you need to have a prescription written for you by your doctor. You can't buy it from a pharmacy without one. You can find out more about oxycodone by reading our trusted partner pages.