Infections and infestations

Infections and infestations

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The Infections and infestations category of medicines is also known as antibiotics.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.


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21 Jun 2016 Antibiotic resistance is a threat to public health. Make a promise to help reduce prescribing of antibiotics.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
08 May 2015 New direct acting anti-viral drugs are proving to be more effective, than current interferon- and ribavirin-based treatments, with less complicated and shortened treatment regimens, and similar adverse effects. This offers the potential to manage hepatitis C treatment in primary care.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
19 Nov 2014 Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in aged-care facilities. Maintaining good urinary tract health and being aware of the most vulnerable patients helps
For health professionals (Tool / resource)
18 Nov 2014 Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in aged-care facilities. Maintaining good urinary tract health and being aware of the most vulnerable patients helps
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
18 Nov 2014 Treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics creates antibiotic resistant bacteria; a major problem. Can anything be done to prevent this?
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10 Jul 2014 There are several different types of antibiotics that can be used, if they are needed, to treat urinary tract infections and the best antibiotic for you will depend on which bacteria are causing it. Find out more.
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10 Jul 2014 You may be prescribed one of several different types of antibiotic to treat a urinary tract infection. Find out more
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01 Jul 2014 Antibiotics, cranberry products, intravaginal oestrogen and hexamine hippurate have all been shown to prevent urinary tract infectons in some people. Find out more
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
06 Aug 2013 Studies have identified a higher risk of kidney nephrotoxicity with higher trough serum concentrations of vancomycin
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22 Jun 2012 Pneumonia in adults, and in children younger than 4 months and older than 5 years, is usually treated with antibiotics. The type of antibiotic will depend on the type of bacteria causing the infection and the severity of the symptoms. Read more about pneumonia and antibiotics here.

Subcategories of infections and infestations