Medicinewise questions

Our Medicines Line pharmacists provide answers to your questions via:

  • Medicines Line phone service — call 1300 633 424 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST (excluding NSW public holidays), and
  • NPS MedicineWise Facebook — join us for Pharmacist Hour, see our Facebook page for details.

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Below is a growing list of answers to the most commonly asked questions and interesting queries.

Breastfeeding, pregnancy and contraception

Children and medicines

Complementary medicines and supplements

Medicines, side effects and interactions

Pain and pain relief

Weight loss

Do you have a question about your medicines?

Call NPS Medicines Line on 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424) for information about your prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines (including herbal, 'natural', vitamin and mineral supplements) from a pharmacist. Your call will be answered by healthdirect Australia (except Queensland and Victoria).

Call from anywhere in Australia, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST (excluding NSW public holidays).