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Finding good information about medicines NPS MedicineWise

7/9/2014
03:38 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

Information about medicines
Finding good information about medicines NPS MedicineWise

What are the trustworthy sources of information about your medicines? Read about the good, the bad and the ugly of medicines information.

The consumer medicine information is a good place to start when looking for information such as side effects, interactions and what to do if you miss a dose. It can be hard to l which information is useful and what is exaggerated hype — or even just plain wrong. If you are looking for medicines information on the internet, asking these five questions about a website can help you judge whether it’s a reliable source of information.

Read our full disclaimer. Reasonable care is taken to provide accurate information at the time of creation. NPS MedicineWise disclaims all liability (including for negligence) for any loss, damage or injury resulting from reliance on or use of this information. This information is not intended as a substitute for medical advice and should not be exclusively relied on to manage or diagnose a medical condition.

Date published: 25 Oct 2012 22 Jul 2014.

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Information about the benefits and side effects of medicines can come from many sources, including the internet, the media, even family and friends. Being medicinewise means being informed and using reliable sources of information.

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Consumer Medicine Information - Medsafe

5/8/2014
05:36 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Consumer Medicine Information - Medsafe

Alphabetical listing of Consumer Medicine Information Medicine Information for the active ingredients in cough and cold medicines. OR.

Patients have the right to treatment that meets appropriate ethical and professional standards, including the right to be fully informed about the risks and benefits relating to efficacy and safety of medicines.

To see an alphabetical listing of Consumer Medicine Information for the active ingredients in cough and cold medicines OR Search for:

If you believe the CMI breaches the Guidelines, then forward your concern to Medsafe at.

To find the letters in any part of the field enter "%" as the first character.

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Medicines search

3/7/2014
07:54 | Author: Allison King

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Medicines search

Consumers should be aware that the information provided by the Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) search (CMI Search) is for information purposes only.

CMI is supplied by the relevant pharmaceutical company for each consumer medical product. Published by MIMS/myDr January 2007), the CMI provided was complete to the best of MIMS Australia's knowledge. The CMI and the CMI Search are not intended to be used by consumers to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or for any therapeutic purpose. MIMS Australia uses its best endeavours to ensure that at the time of publishing, as indicated on the publishing date for each resource (e.g. All and responsibility for CMI is that of the relevant pharmaceutical company. Cirrus Media Pty Ltd, its servants and agents shall not be responsible for the continued currency of the CMI, or for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the CMI and/or the CMI Search whether arising from negligence or otherwise or from any other consequence arising there from. Consumers should be aware that the information provided by the Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) search (CMI Search) is for information purposes only and consumers should continue to obtain professional advice from a qualified healthcare professional regarding any condition for which they have searched for CMI. CMIs are provided by MIMS Australia.

CMIs are written in easy-to-understand language, by the pharmaceutical company that produces the medicine. This screen allows you to search our extensive database of Consumer Medicine Information from Australian pharmaceutical companies. Consumer Medicine Information is often included as a package insert with your medicine, or may be provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Search either by medication name or type of medical condition. All CMIs must comply with Australian guidelines.

pain, arthritis, asthma, etc. Type in the name of the problem, e.g.

If you are unsure of the spelling, just type in the first part of the name. Panadol, or the generic name, e.g. paracetamol. Use the commercial brand name of a medication, e.g.

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Medicines information MHRA

11/16/2014
01:08 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Medicines information MHRA

This section of the website is a gateway for medicines information, bringing together different types of information that outline the properties.

If you have any questions or comments on this list of product information, please contact our Customer Services Team,, ephone: 020 3080 6000.

For product information on these medicines, please consult the EMA website:. Some medicines are licensed centrally by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The MHRA holds data for medicines that are licensed at a national level.

This section of the website is a gateway for medicines information, bringing together different types of information that outline the properties, safety profile, and conditions for use of a particular medicine. It has been developed in accordance with Directive 2010/84/EU (the new pharmacovigilance legislation).

European Medicines Agency (external link).

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Medicines information - CNWL

9/15/2014
01:50 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Medicines information - CNWL

CNWL's pharmacy service can help you make the best use of medicines by providing information, education and expertise.

We are committed to providing clear, simple information. Visit our easy read page for more information.

CNWL’s pharmacy service can help you make the best use of medicines by providing information, education and expertise. Our specialist pharmacy technicians have developed the Choice and Medication website to provide information on around 20 mental health conditions and over 110 different medicines.

The aim of the Medicines Helpline is to support CNWL patients and/or carers with medicines related following outpatient attendance or discharge from hospital.

The NHS Choices website is a useful resource with information on hundreds of medications searchable by A-Z:

The medicines information pharmacists have particular skills in locating, assessing and interpreting information about medicines and provides support for patients and healthcare staff who have questions about medicines. The team answers enquiries service on all aspects of drug therapy and aims to support the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines.

Service users and carers can call the helpline and speak to one of our pharmacists about their medication.

Alternatively, you can. The helpline number is 020 8206 7270, and can be contacted Monday-Friday from 09:00-17:15 (outside these hours please leave a message and we will call back you back).

Anne Tyrrell Chief Pharmacist & Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs ephone: 020 3214 5893.

Examples of questions could include:

Medication is a form of treatment for many health conditions. Some medicines are available from pharmacists or supermarkets, others need a prescription from your GP or another healthcare professional.

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