Chinese traditional medicine
Trusted information about Chinese traditional medicine from leading Australian health organisations, including links to complementary medicines.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.
Medicines and breastfeeding
While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Learn which medicines you can take and where to go for advice.
Lithium is a medicine used to treat bipolar disorder and related conditions. The decision to start using lithium should be made only in consultation with a doctor.
New phone app could reduce suicide risk
A new app could help mental health patients and reduce suicide risk, by sending counsellors data on mood, activity and adherence to medication.
Lead can enter the human body through breathing in or swallowing materials contaminated with lead. Find out more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning.
Buying medicines online
Buying medicines online can have advantages, but there is a risk of losing your money, damaging your health or breaking the law.
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.
How to read CMIs
Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflets provide information about the medicine you are taking. Learn more about where to find your CMI and how to use it.
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.