Complementary therapies such as homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine in a belief they can complement treatments.
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. Find out more by reading our partner pages.
This article briefly describes homeopathy, including the lack of current evidence for its effectiveness and safety.
Discover trusted information on 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.
Antidepressants medicines treat depression, anxiety and related conditions. Antidepressants should only be used in consultation with a doctor.
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 find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.