Want more information about your medicine?

20 Feb 2019 Medical

The Therapeutic Goods Administration have a search engine that contains information on the safe and effective use of prescription or specified over-the-counter medication.

This is called a Consumer Medicines Information sheet (CMI). This information is written by the pharmaceutical company (sponsor) responsible for the medicine.

A CMI includes:

  • Name of the medicine
  • Names of the active and inactive ingredients
  • Dosage of the medicine
  • What the medicine is used for and how it works
  • Warnings and precautions, such as when the medicine should not be taken
  • Interactions the medicine might have with food or other medicines
  • How to use the medicine properly
  • Side effects
  • What to do in the case of an overdose
  • How to store the medicine properly
  • Name and address of the sponsor
  • Date the CMI was last updated

Check it out in the link below!