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Medications

23 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: Antibiotic resistance- the facts
Summary: Overuse and misuse of antibiotics is increasing the problem of antibiotic resistance. We are all part of the problem and the solution. Read the facts that bust some common misconceptions about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

Title: Consumer medication - antipsychotic medications
Summary: Antipsychotic medicines are medicines used to treat types of mental illness called psychotic illness. Psychotic illnesses are mental illnesses that affect the way people think, feel and behave. People with psychotic illnesses may have problems with identifying what is really happening and what is not really happening. Symptoms of psychotic illnesses occur in different kinds of mental disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis related to illicit drug use and schizophrenia.

Title: Continence products
Summary: This translated resource provides information on continence products that are used to manage the symptoms of poor bladder and bowel control. It describes what they are, what types of continence products are available, what to think about when choosing a product and some information on who pays for continence products.

Title: Financial assistance for continence products
Summary: Most people with incontinence use continence products such as pads, catheters or bedding protection to manage their condition. The Australian Government and State and Territory Governments offer a range of continence subsidy schemes to help offset some of these costs.

Title: Glucosamine and chondroitin
Summary: This sheet provides general information about glucosamine and chondroitin for people with arthritis, including information about the effectiveness of these supplements, current research and the possible risks.

Title: How to use medicines correctly
Summary: This brochure provides basic information on how to use medicines correctly. It also explains the difference between generic and branded medicines, over the counter and prescription and what a repeat is.

Title: Medication reminder cards
Summary: Visual cards that can be used to instruct the patient on the intake of medications

Title: Medicines - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about medicine management for residents, families and carers. It outlines some side effects of medicines and ways to prevent problems caused by taking many medicines.

Title: Medicines and Arthritis
Summary: General information about the main types of medicines used for people with arthritis. It also gives tips on the safe use of medicines and where to go for further information. This sheet does not cover the full range of possible side effects for each medicine, which should be discussed further with a doctor or pharmacist.

Title: Medicines consumer guide
Summary: A guide to medicines generally prescribed for osteoporosis, including: Bisphosphonates, Denosumab, Strontium ranelate, Selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMS), Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and Teriparatide.

Title: Medicines List
Summary: A medicines list can be a useful way to keep all the information about your medicines together. Show it to your doctor or pharmacist each time you visit.

Title: Methotrexate
Summary: Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat certain childhood rheumatic conditions, including juvenile arthritis (JIA), lupus (also known as SLE), uveitis, dermatomyositis and scleroderma. Methotrexate is a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that reduces damage from inflammation.

Title: New rules for medicines with codeine
Summary: Since February 2018 you can only buy medicines with codeine with a prescription from your doctor. This is because codeine is an opioid medicine and should only be taken on the advice of a doctor or nurse.

Title: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Summary: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines commonly used to treat painful swollen joints. They are not steroids but are effective in reducing pain and tension. (Brand names: Brufen, Naprosyn, Voltaren, Celebrex, Naprogesic)

Title: One Too Many (video documentary)
Summary: Find out more about ScriptWise's One Too Many initiative and the Victorian Government's real-time prescription monitoring system, SafeScript. 24/7 free and confidential advice, support and referral for people concerned about their use of medicines. Please contact the SafeScript Pharmaceutical Helpline on 1800 737 233.

Title: Patient controlled analgesia - PCA
Summary: You may experience some discomfort and pain after your surgery. This card will explain to you how you can help control that discomfort or pain.

Title: Patient information on Paracetamol
Summary: Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic). This information sheet has been produced by the Australian Rheumatology Association to help you understand what paracetamol is and how it is used for relief of arthritis pain.

Title: SafeScript consumer brochure for patients and families
Summary: SafeScript is computer software that provides doctors and pharmacists involved in your care with a comprehensive history of the high-risk medicines you have been prescribed. This will help them make safer decisions and provide better care. They’ll be able to identify where you may be receiving medicines in potentially harmful quantities or combinations.

Title: Travelling with medicines
Summary: There are restrictions that apply to medicines and medical devices when you're leaving or coming into Australia, and different restrictions may apply in other countries.

Title: Tuberculosis - tablets for latent infection
Summary: The most commonly used antibiotic is called Isoniazid, and taking this will reduce the chance of you becoming sick with tuberculosis disease.

Title: Tuberculosis treatment
Summary: Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.

Title: Vaccine side effects
Summary: This translated document outlines common side effects that occur soon after vaccination and last 1 to 2 days. Generally no treatment is required. Download the document to find out more.

Title: What to do with your tablets and medicines when coming into hospital
Summary: Information about what to do with your tablets and medicines when coming into hospital.

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