As a life-limiting condition progresses there are some common changes and medicines. In this section you will find information about symptoms and medicines in palliative care.
A symptom is physical evidence of a disease or illness that you experience. An example is pain. There are many different symptoms that you or the person you care for could experience.
Medicines are often prescribed to help you manage symptoms. Understanding this will help you to manage care.
Caring for Someone with Life-limiting Illness (427kb pdf)
Visit NPS medicines website and helpline
Visit the Department of Health website: About the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
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Last updated 08 July 2021