Medicine info: Active ingredients
International normalised ratio (INR) test
An international normalised ratio (INR) test measures the time taken for your blood to clot.
Are generic medicines the same as brand-name medicines?
To mark Be Medicinewise Week 2019, here's what you need to know about generic versus brand-name medicines and their ingredients.
Paracetamol poisoning has increased in Australia – here’s how to take it safely
Paracetamol is the most commonly used drug in Australia, but it's also the reason for most calls to poisons information hotlines.
You can take paracetamol for mild to moderate pain. Here’s some information on how paracetamol works, when you should not take it and possible side effects.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a blood disorder that increases the risk of blood clots and pregnancy complications. Learn more here.
Thrombosis, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is where a blood clot forms in a vein or artery. Learn about the risk factors and how to prevent it.
Vitamin K deficiency
Vitamin K deficiency can stop your blood from clotting properly and can weaken your bones. Read more here about Vitamin K diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
A laparoscopy is a type of keyhole surgery performed in the abdominal (belly) area. Learn more about when and why a laparoscopy is used.
Anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs)
Anti-inflammatory medicines can be used to relieve pain, reduce redness and swelling (inflammation), or treat a fever.
A blood clot can affect your heart, lung or brain, which could be life-threatening. Learn how to recognise the signs of a blood clot.