Drugs and medical devices
Access information on drug products, antibiotics, vaccine safety, and the safe use and disposal of medication. Also learn about side effects of certain drugs and medical products.
Get product information on drugs approved in Canada, including human pharmaceutical and biological drugs, veterinary drugs and disinfectant products.
Find information on drug product use, safety and common reported side effects.
Search for medical devices that have an active licence.
Learn the risks of prescription and non-prescription medications, and how to reduce these risks. Also find how to store and dispose of medications safely.
Help prevent antibiotic resistance by learning about its causes, impact and which bacteria and illnesses are antibiotic-resistant. Also discover helpful resources.
Learn about acetaminophen and which kinds of products it is used in. Also know the related health risks of its use.
Know the facts about immunization and its importance for preventing dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases. Also learn how to create a positive vaccination experience.
Find out the risks of using prescription drugs and natural health products for weight loss.
Access information about the symptoms of depression, how antidepressants work and their side effects. Also talk to your doctor about using your medicine safely.
Discover how acne is treated with medications and its associated health risks. Also learn how to minimize your risk for negative side effects.
Find out how the prescription blood thinner warfarin interacts with drug, natural health and food products. Also learn how to minimize your risk of a negative reaction.
Get information about the health risks of tampon use, including toxic shock syndrome, and how to minimize these risks.
Keep your children healthy by knowing the proper use, risks and side effects of prescription medication.
Certain medications should not be given to children under 6 years old. Find a list of ingredients that are unsafe for young children.
Ask questions about the proper handling, dispensing and storage of medications for your child. Also find answers to frequently asked questions.
Learn how to choose, properly maintain and store an automated external defibrillator. Find information on cardiac arrest.
Learn about the risks of bedrails in hospitals, nursing homes and home healthcare. Find out how you can prevent bed entrapment by following useful safety tips.
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