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Where can I find information about my medicines? The links in the table below will help you find out about your medicines.

  • What is my medicine used for?
  • How it should I take it?
  • What do I do if I miss a dose?
  • What side effects might occur?
  • Can I drive or drink alcohol while taking this medicine?

These information sources do not contain all the available information about the medicine.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking a medicine.

My Medicines

My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
SafeRx

A selection of (high risk) medicine leaflets, some in languages other than English.
Health Navigator

A selection of medicines, and links to SafeRx when appropriate.
The New Zealand Formulary

The NZF is an independent resource providing healthcare medicines information and guidance on best practice, enabling healthcare professionals to select safe and effective medicines for individual patients.

At the bottom of each medicine page there are links to the SafeRx and the drug company consumer information leaflets.

Drug companies consumer information leaflets (CMI)

These contain useful information about your medicine. These leaflets are written by the pharmaceutical (drug) companies.
5 questions to ask about your medications – consumer safety poster Consumer poster available in English and te reo Māori to help patients, caregivers, families and whānau talk about medication with their health care providers. They can also be used by health care professionals when talking to patients about any changes to their medication.
Last updated: 31st January 2022