Medicine factsheets and videos

Includes translated versions

Key points about medicine factsheets and videos

  • Easy to understand information about commonly prescribed medicines.
  • Find out how to take your medicine safely and the possible side effects.
  • Factsheets are available in different languages. 
  • Videos are available about some medicines and use of inhalers.

 

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Factsheets: How to take your medicine safely

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alendronate v2

Alendronate factsheet

Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2021

English [PDF, 280 KB]
Traditional Chinese [PDF, 704 KB]

Read about Alendronate

Allopurinol for gout factsheet
Healthify He Puna Waiora and Pharmac, NZ, 2024

English  [PDF, 175 KB]
Te reo Māori [PDF, 284 KB]
Samoan  [PDF, 332 KB]
Tongan  [PDF, 478 KB]

calcium resonium

Calcium resonium factsheet
Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2022

English [PDF, 288 KB]
Chinese (simplified) [PDF, 759 KB]
Chinese (traditional) [PDF, 1008 KB]

Read about Calcium resonium

epoetin brochure

Epoetin factsheet
Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2022


English [PDF, 245 KB]
Chinese (simplified) [PDF, 726 KB]
Chinese (traditional) [PDF, 787 KB]

Read about Epoetin

 

Opioid medicines for short-term pain factsheet
Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2023

English [PDF, 105 KB]
Te reo Māori [PDF, 126 KB]

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Paxlovid factsheet

Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2022

English [PDF, 226 KB]
Te reo Māori [PDF, 259 KB]
Samoan [PDF, 235 KB]
Tongan [PDF, 263 KB]
Chinese (simplified) [PDF, 571 KB]
Cook Islands Māori [PDF, 1.4 MB]


Read about Paxlovid

Paxlovid factsheet for people with kidney problems
Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2022

English [PDF, 156 KB]
Te reo Māori [PDF, 179 KB]
Samoan [PDF, 204 KB]
Tongan [PDF, 191 KB]
Chinese (simplified) [PDF, 562 KB]
Cook Islands Māori [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Paxlovid factsheet for people with advanced chronic kidney disease or on dialysis 

Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2022

English [PDF, 226 KB]

My Paxlovid plan

Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2022

English [PDF, 356 KB]



Trelegy Ellipta for COPD
Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2024

English [PDF, 430 KB]
Te reo Māori [PDF, 600 KB]
Samoan [PDF, 526 KB]
Tongan [PDF, 801 KB]

Read more about Treley Ellipta

 

Utrogestan factsheet
Healthify He Puna Waiora, NZ, 2023

English [PDF, 337 KB]
Te reo Māori [PDF, 343 KB]
Samoan [PDF, 320 KB]
Tongan [PDF, 356 KB]

Read about Utrogestan

Videos

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Safe use of paracetamol in children(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2018

Deciding to take Allopurinol for gout(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2023
Starting on Allopurinol for gout(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2023

How to take liraglutide Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2023

English(external link)
Te reo Māori(external link)

How to take empagliflozin – Jardiance and Jardiamet Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ 2022

English(external link)
Te reo Māori(external link)
New Zealand Sign Language(external link)

Imigran autoinjector

How to use a sumatriptan autoinjector(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2022 English

Clustran injection pen

Te whakamahi i te pene(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2023
How to use a Clustran pen(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2023

Gout medicines – what you need to know(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2023
Taking gout medicines(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2023

How to use your Turbuhaler device(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2018
How to use your Spiriva HandiHaler(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2018
How to use your Respimat device(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2020
How to use your Breezhaler device(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2018
How to use your Ellipta device(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2018

How to use your spacer device(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2018

Intramuscular injections (IM injections)(external link) Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ, 2020

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