Medicines and medical aids

Types of medicine

Anaesthetics

Learn about anaesthesia and its uses

Antibiotics

Learn about antibiotics and their uses

Antidepressants

Learn about antidepressants, their uses and possible side-effects

Antiplatelets, clopidogrel

Learn about clopidogrel and its uses

Aspirin

Learn about aspirin uses and possible side-effects

Beta-blockers

Learn about beta-blockers, their uses and possible side effects

Bronchodilators

Learn about bronchodilators and their uses

Corticosteroids

Learn about the uses of corticosteroids

Decongestants

Learn about the different types of decongestant

General anaesthetic

Learn about general anaesthesia and its uses

Heart medicines

Information on the types of medicine used to treat a heart condition, how they are taken and side effects

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Learn about hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Ibuprofen

Learn about ibuprofen, its uses and possible side effects

Immunisations

​Your guide to immunisation in Scotland, and the vaccines used to protect you and your child throughout your lives.

Laxatives

Learn about laxatives, how to take them and considerations

Local anaesthetic

Learn about local anaesthesia and its uses

NSAIDs

Learn about non-steroidal anti-inflammatories

Paracetamol

Learn about the painkiller paracetamol

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Learn about selective serotonion reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Self-help guide: Accessing medicines

Advice if you have difficulty getting the medicine or medication you need

Statins

Learn about statins and their uses

Travel vaccinations

What vaccinations you need when travelling abroad and where to get them

Warfarin

Learn about warfarin, its uses and possible side effects

Complementary medicine

Contraception

Medical aids

Walking aids