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NPS MedicineWise

The NPS MedicineWise website is now hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care as part of the redesign of the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology program.

Established in 1998 with the primary aim of promoting quality use of medicines, the website today empowers all Australians to make the best possible healthcare decisions.

How NPS Medicinewise can help

The NPS MedicineWise website provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - NPS MedicineWise.

Last reviewed: January 2023

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What every parent should know about coughs, colds, earaches and sore throats - NPS MedicineWise

Children's coughs, colds, earaches and sore throats can worry you and make them miserable. Find out how to help your child feel better, and when to seek further advice. 

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Using medicines at school - NPS MedicineWise

You, your child and their teachers should all know what medicines your child takes, where they are kept and how to use them – especially in an emergency.

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Asthma and children: diagnosis and treatment - NPS MedicineWise

Children's asthma requires accurate diagnosis, regular treatment and review. Find out more about the importance of spirometry, age-appropriate medicines and written asthma action plans for children with asthma.

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Asthma explained

Asthma is a long-term (chronic) disease of the airways. Find out how a proper treatment plan can help you manage asthma and lead a healthy, active life.

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Making wise choices about medicines

Learn about how to weigh up the pros & cons of taking a medicine & how to work with your health professional to make the right decisions for you.

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Tips for giving medicine to children safely: don’t mix with juice or bake in a cupcake - NPS MedicineWise

A new set of three short videos from NPS MedicineWise and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network gives practical tips for parents and carers giving medicine to children this winter cold and flu season

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Vaccines & immunisation

Read about immunisation & the vaccines available to protect you, your child & the community from infectious diseases such as hepatitis & whooping cough.

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Can I mix this with that? What people are asking about complementary medicines - NPS MedicineWise

“Can I take my complementary medicine with my other medicines?” This and other top questions asked of the national Medicines Line service about complementary medicines have been revealed today at the Choosing Wisely 2019 Annual Meeting in Melbourne

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Imaging and children - NPS MedicineWise

Imaging should only be considered if the benefits to your child are likely to outweigh the radiation risks or other potentially harmful effects. Find out what questions to ask your doctor.

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Headaches & how to treat them

Learn about different types of headaches to make an informed choice about treatment, including pain relief. 

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