Medication overview

It is important to have a good understanding of your medicines and how to take them safely.

Medicines - getting to know your medicines

  • It is important to know about your medicines; the more you know and understand, the more chance you have of taking your medications properly and safely.

Medicines - safety tips  

  • Many people take a number of medicines that help them manage conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or pain relief. Every year, however, a number of adults and children end up in hospital or occasionally even die due to errors or reactions to medications.

Medicines - tips to remember to take them

  • Remembering to take your medication regularly can be difficult. Learn some handy tips to help you remember.

Storing medicines

  • Learn about storing your medicine properly to keep it from getting damaged. Where you store your medicine can affect how well it works.

Side effects - medications

  • Medicines are a big part of treatment for many health problems such as such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or pain relief. They can help you feel better, get well and even save lives. But, all medicines have unwanted effects.

Medicines and driving

  • While most medications don't affect driving ability, some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can cause reactions that may make it unsafe to drive. Read more about medicines and their effect on driving.

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