Medicines and breastfeeding
While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Find out which medicines you can take and how to get advice.
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.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.
Codeine no longer available over the counter from Feb 1
Pain-relief medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without a doctor's prescription from 1 Feb 2018. Here’s what you need to know.
Pancreatic cancer treatments
Pancreatic cancer treatments will depend on factors such as when the cancer was diagnosed, how far and where it's spread as well as your age and health.
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.
When medicines are manufactured, by law they must be given an expiry date. Learn more about expiration dates and the safe storage of medicines.
Medicines and alcohol
Some medicines and alcohol don't mix, including over-the-counter ones. Learn about possible complications such as breathing problems and liver damage.
Chemotherapy describes medicine that aims to stop or slow down the growth of cancer cells. Find out how 'chemo' treatment works and its side effects.
How to deal with depression
Telling people you have depression and getting help is not easy, here's some ways to manage your illness. Find out more about dealing with depression.