Medicines information

The information in this section describes medicines, how they are given and some of their possible side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns about medications, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


Atenolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta blockers. Atenolol is a medicine used in patients with heart problems to lower the blood pressure and lower the heart rate. This information sheet describes how this medicine is given and some of its po

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Barium sulphate is a thick, white liquid that shows up well on x-rays. It is used in various diagnostic tests, such as Upper GI contrast studies and Contrast enemas. It is also used to highlight parts of the digestive system for certain interventional rad

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Bevacizumab is used to treat various types of cancer and leukaemia. It is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it is a manmade antibody that targets a specific protein on the surface of the cells that inhibits the formulation of blood vessels in tumours. This

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Blinatumomab is used to treat various types of leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells). Blinatumomab is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it is a manmade version of a naturally occurring antibody. It works by stopping the particular type of leukaemia ce

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Bone marrow transplant (BMT) medicines

This page explains about how to give your child bone marrow transplant (BMT) medicines.

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