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Information about medicines and prescriptions.

4 Managing your medicines (PDF)

Explains how to use your medicines safely and effectively. Most of this advice applies to people of all ages. Explains why older people should take extra care with medicines.
Provided by Help the Aged
2 Medicines - general

Answers frequently asked questions including when should you take medicine, and when can you stop, what if you miss a dose of medicine, and what if you take too much by mistake?
Provided by NHS Direct Online
1 Medicines - specific

Answers frequently questions including can breastfeeding mothers take over-the-counter painkillers? Can painkillers be taken with alcohol? And what to do if you have missed a dose of antibiotics.
Provided by NHS Direct Online
5 Medicines, drugs, supplements

Over 800 leaflets on specific medicines and drugs.
Provided by Patient UK
3 Health encyclopaedia

Provides details of all common health problems including symptoms, any possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment options. Also covers how medication and other treatment works, and what to do if you experience side effects.
Provided by NHS Direct Online

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