What is Consumer Medicines Information?
Consumer medicines information
With the rise of the internet, people can find a vast range
of information at home, but there is a need for caution
when dealing with issues relating to health. The best way to
guarantee you are getting reliable information about your
medicines is to ask your pharmacist for a CMI.
One website that can be relied upon for authentic and
trustworthy information on medicines is www.nps.org.au
At this website, you can find CMIs for most of the prescription
medicines available in Australia.
While CMIs are a valuable resource, reading one does not
take the place of counselling by a health professional. It is still
important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your
health and medicines.
What a CMI contains:
Consumer Medication Information brochures are written in
plain English by the pharmaceutical company that makes the
medicine. They answer common questions about the
• what it is for
• how to use it properly
• things to consider before taking it
• if there are any known side effects. Read More >