Treatment for insomnia
Learning healthy sleep habits and changing your lifestyle may help in the treatment of insomnia – it usually goes away without the need for further treatment.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.
Reporting a problem with a medicine
You should report any problems with your medicine to a healthcare professional. It’s also helpful if you report them directly to the TGA. Learn more here.
Home medicines review
Not managing your own or someone else’s medicines correctly can have serious consequences. A free home medicines review (HMR) by a pharmacist can help.
Antidepressants medicines treat depression, anxiety and related conditions. Antidepressants should only be used in consultation with a doctor.
Generic medicines 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.
Although diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on results of your bone mineral density scan, the decision about treatment, if any, can be based on a number of factors. Find out about treatments for osteoporosis.
Antibiotics revolutionised medicine in the 1940s because they treated infections caused by bacteria. Learn how antibiotics work and what they do and don’t treat.
Information on osteoarthritis treatment options and medicines. Plus links to trusted resources.
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.