Some sources of information on medicines
This resource page is to help you to find helpful information on diagnosis, treatments and the medicines that you are prescribed, from trusted sources. (Don’t forget your health practitioner and Pharmacist will be able to recommend information, particularly for specific conditions such as diabetes or asthma). This is a guide only, not a definitive list.
|patient.co.uk (symptom checker)||Electronic Medicines Compendium|
|Medicines for Children||Head Meds (mental helath medication)
|Choice and Medication (mental health) to access this in your area see below.
You can also download the British National Formulary [BNF] App for free:
Google play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pharmpress.bnf&hl=en_GB
iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bnf-publications/id1045514038?mt=8
Some notes on these links:
- *Choice and medication (mental health medicines) Really helpful information on mental health medicines. Used by doctors and patients. Trusts who have signed up to this are listed on the right hand side. Usually their web site will give you the link, Click here for the Cornwall Link. Click here for the Lanarkshire Link (Scotland)
- Electronic medicines compendium Look for the Patient information leaflets [PILs], they give you an idea how common the side effects are.
Other useful sites:
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Last updated: 15.08.2019
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