In this section you'll find information about health topics that are relevant to everyone, regardless of your particular medicine or condition.
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Combination medicines can contain two or more active ingredients. The active ingredient is the chemical that makes the medicine work.
Learn about the pros and cons of combination medicines.
Read about preventive activities in people aged 40–49, in particular, which tests make a difference to prevent chronic disease in people in their 40s.
The Living with multiple medicines project is about people's experience of taking five or more medicines by seeing and hearing them share their personal stories on film.
Learn about the types of information that can help identify if a person is unwell or is experiencing a medicine side effect or interaction.
Learn about how to make sure your patients are fit for surgery, by assessing iron levels before elective surgery to minimise unnecessary risks of blood transfusion.