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Terry White Chemists Metformin (metformin hydrochloride) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient metformin (met-FOR-min) hydrochloride

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about metformin It does not contain all the available information. It does not
take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist or diabetes educator.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine
may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www.apotex.com.au.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using this medicine against the benefits they
expect it will have for you.

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Blooms The Chemist Pregabalin (pregabalin) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient pregabalin

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about pregabalin. It does not contain all
the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or
pharmacist.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page.
More recent information on this medicine may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www.apotex.com.au.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using
this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you

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Chemmart Rosuvastatin (rosuvastatin calcium) Drug / Medicine Information

5 MG/ 10 MG/ 20 MG/ 40 MG

Contains the active ingredient rosuvastatin calcium

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about rosuvastatin. It does not contain
all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor
or pharmacist.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page.
More recent information on this medicine may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www.apotex.com.au.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking
this medicine against the benefits they expect it

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Terry White Chemists Meloxicam (meloxicam) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient, meloxicam

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine

This leaflet answers some common questions about meloxicam. It does not contain all the available information. It does not
take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine
may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using this medicine against the benefits they
expect it will have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet with your medicine.

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Terry White Chemists Donepezil (donepezil hydrochloride) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient donepezil hydrochloride (as monohydrate)

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about donepezil. It does not contain all the available information.

It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine
may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking this medicine against the benefits
they expect it will have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet

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Chemmart Meloxicam Capsules (Meloxicam) Drug / Medicine Information

Capsules

Meloxicam

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about meloxicam. It does not contain all
the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or
pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using
this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.

Keep this leaflet with your medicine.

You may want to read it again.

What this medicine is used for

The name of your medicine is Chemmart Meloxicam. It contains the active ingredient
meloxicam.

It is used to treat the symptoms of

osteoarthritis

rheumatoid arthritis

Both diseases mainly affect the joints causing pain and swelling.

Although meloxicam can relieve symptoms such as pain and inflammation, it will not
cure your condition.

Ask your doctor if you have

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Blooms the Chemist Lercanidipine (lercanidipine) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient, lercanidipine (as lercanidipine hydrochloride)

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some of the common questions about lercanidipine. It does not contain all the available information.
It does not replace seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine
may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking lercanidipine against the benefits
this medicine is expected to have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet

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Blooms The Chemist Perindopril (perindopril erbumine) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient perindopril erbumine

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about perindopril. It does not contain all the available information about this
medicine. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www.apotex.com.au.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking this medicine against the benefits
they expect it will have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may want to read it again.

What this

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APOHEALTH Dry Tickly Cough Relief FORTE (Pholcodine) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient Pholcodine

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about APOHEALTH Dry Tickly Cough Relief FORTE. It does not contain all the available
information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine
may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www.apotex.com.au.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may want to read it again.

What this medicine

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How YouTube’s bias algorithm hurts those looking for information on health

YouTube hosts millions of videos related to health care.

The Health Information National Trends Survey reports that 75% of Americans go to the internet first when looking for information about health or medical topics. YouTube is one of the most popular online platforms, with billions of views every day, and has emerged as a significant source of health information.

Several public health agencies, such as state health departments, have invested resources in YouTube as a channel for health communication. Patients with chronic health conditions especially rely on social media, including YouTube videos, to learn more about how to manage their conditions.

But video recommendations on such sites could exacerbate preexisting disparities in health.

A significant fraction of the U.S. population is estimated to have limited health literacy, or the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information, such as the ability to read and comprehend prescription bottles, appointment slips

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