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Adrenaline

Adrenaline for severe allergies

Medicine or treatment

Adrenaline (epinephrine) reverses the effects of anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction and should be treated as a medical emergency.

Advance Care Planning – starting the conversation

Medicine or treatment

Advance Care Planning is an important process. It involves talking with friends and loved ones about your future health care wishes, documenting what you may or may not want and it can include appointing a substitute decision maker. It enables you to take control of your future health care and treatment if you are not able to communicate your wishes.

Unorthodox testing and treatment for allergic disorders

Medicine or treatment

Allergy diagnosis and treatment should be evidence-based. Read more about unproven techniques and complementary medicine for asthma, hay fever & allergies.

Unorthodox testing and treatment for allergic disorders

Medicine or treatment

Allergy diagnosis and treatment should be evidence-based. Read more about unproven techniques and complementary medicine for asthma, hay fever & allergies.

5 Questions to ask about using opioids for back pain or osteoarthritis

Medicine or treatment

Patient guides to managing low back and osteoarthritis pain and opioid medicines

Effective ways to help back pain

Medicine or treatment

There are effective ways that you can relieve back pain and help with your recovery, including staying active, thinking positively, and taking pain relievers.

Antibiotic resources for consumers

Medicine or treatment

Antibiotics resources for consumers, including background information about antibiotics, useful links and information translated into Arabic, Chinese (simplified and Chinese (Traditional).

Sleeping pills and older people: what are the risks?

Medicine or treatment

When it comes to sleeping pills, it is important that you understand the risks, how to use them safely and know when not to use them. Read about sleeping pills on the NPS MedicineWise website.

The downside of ‘benzos’: risk of dependence

Medicine or treatment

Using benzodiazepines continuously for longer than 4 weeks can be problematic because tolerance and dependence are more likely to develop, which can lead to more severe side effects.

Managing Pain and Opioid Medicines for Children and Young People

Medicine or treatment

A guide to managing pain and opioid medicines for children, young people and their parents

Unorthodox testing and treatment for allergic disorders

Medicine or treatment

Allergy diagnosis and treatment should be evidence-based. Read more about unproven techniques and complementary medicine for asthma, hay fever & allergies.

Advance Care Planning – starting the conversation

Medicine or treatment

Advance Care Planning is an important process. It involves talking with friends and loved ones about your future health care wishes, documenting what you may or may not want and it can include appointing a substitute decision maker. It enables you to take control of your future health care and treatment if you are not able to communicate your wishes.

Heartburn and reflux: manage your medicine

Medicine or treatment

Heartburn and reflux medicines (proton pump inhibitors) are often only needed for a short time. Download a factsheet about managing heartburn and reflux.

Effective ways to help back pain

Medicine or treatment

There are effective ways that you can relieve back pain and help with your recovery, including staying active, thinking positively, and taking pain relievers.

Managing Pain and Opioid Medicines for Children and Young People

Medicine or treatment

A guide to managing pain and opioid medicines for children, young people and their parents

Managing Pain and Opioid Medicines for Children and Young People

Medicine or treatment

A guide to managing pain and opioid medicines for children, young people and their parents

5 Questions to ask about using opioids for back pain or osteoarthritis

Medicine or treatment

Patient guides to managing low back and osteoarthritis pain and opioid medicines

Ankle

Medicine or treatment

Frozen shoulder

Medicine or treatment

Codeine

Medicine or treatment

Over-the-counter codeine: changes to supply

Low back pain

Medicine or treatment

Managing Pain and Opioid Medicines for Children and Young People

Medicine or treatment

A guide to managing pain and opioid medicines for children, young people and their parents

5 Questions to ask about using opioids for back pain or osteoarthritis

Medicine or treatment

Patient guides to managing low back and osteoarthritis pain and opioid medicines

Effective ways to help back pain

Medicine or treatment

There are effective ways that you can relieve back pain and help with your recovery, including staying active, thinking positively, and taking pain relievers.

Advance Care Planning – starting the conversation

Medicine or treatment

Advance Care Planning is an important process. It involves talking with friends and loved ones about your future health care wishes, documenting what you may or may not want and it can include appointing a substitute decision maker. It enables you to take control of your future health care and treatment if you are not able to communicate your wishes.

What to do if you regularly use several medicines

Medicine or treatment

Managing several medicines at once can be a challenge, but these tips will help you avoid mishaps. Read about managing several medicines on the NPS MedicineWise website.

What is a medicines review?

Medicine or treatment

A medicines review can improve your treatment and prevent problems, especially for elderly patients taking multiple drugs.

Heartburn and reflux: manage your medicine

Medicine or treatment

Heartburn and reflux medicines (proton pump inhibitors) are often only needed for a short time. Download a factsheet about managing heartburn and reflux.

Sleeping pills and older people: what are the risks?

Medicine or treatment

When it comes to sleeping pills, it is important that you understand the risks, how to use them safely and know when not to use them. Read about sleeping pills on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Managing Pain and Opioid Medicines for Children and Young People

Medicine or treatment

A guide to managing pain and opioid medicines for children, young people and their parents