Health Professionals

Over-the-counter codeine

Codeine is only available on prescription in Australia from 1 February 2018.

Find out more about how health professionals can manage pain without over-the-counter codeine on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Read about the Australian Government Department of Health guidelines for the administration of therapeutic goods here.

Choosing Wisely Australia translated resources

Explore the translated versions of the 5 questions you should consider asking your doctor or other healthcare provider.

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