Finding good information about medicines

Information about the benefits and side effects of medicines can come from many sources, including the internet, the media, even family and friends. Being medicinewise means being informed and using reliable sources of information.

It can be hard to tell which information is useful and what is exaggerated hype — or even just plain wrong. The consumer medicine information is a good place to start when looking for information such as side effects, interactions and what to do if you miss a dose. If you are looking for medicines information on the internet, asking these five questions about a website can help you judge whether it’s a reliable source of information.

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