Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Rosemary Health, including who we are, what services we offer and the different types of treatments you can get online through us with free medicine delivery. For any additional questions, please reach out to hello@rosemaryhealth.com.au.

About Rosemary

Who is Rosemary for?

Rosemary is for anyone over the age of 18 and living in Australia who would prefer to seek treatment from the comfort of their home. Some of the treatments we offer require you to have already seen a doctor in-person and received a diagnosis. A Medicare card is not necessary to receive treatment.

What will I be prescribed? 

With Rosemary, it's easy to get an online prescription with free medicine delivery anywhere in Australia. There are many different treatments on offer, but what is specifically prescribed to you will depend on a doctor’s assessment. 

The first step is to fill out an online assessment outlining your medical history and symptoms and pay for the doctor’s consultation fee. Most of our doctor consultation fees are $20, but some of our services like the contraceptive pill and acne are subscription-based.

Our online doctors in Australia review all assessments within 24 hours, but oftentimes much sooner. If suitable, they will prescribe a personalised treatment plan for you. All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are authentic prescription medications.

Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

What treatments are available?

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

Do I need a prescription to use Rosemary?

No, you do not need a prescription to use Rosemary. Our doctors will write a prescription if they deem it safe and appropriate to do so after reviewing your online assessment.

Who are the doctors on the platform?

Rosemary connects you with online doctors in Australia. We only work with licensed Australian doctors who go through a thorough verification check before joining the platform.

Learn more about Rosemary doctors, their credentials and experience.

Is my information safe?

We take your privacy and the security of your information very seriously. Rosemary complies with all relevant privacy laws and has implemented strict security protocols to protect your information.

Please read our Privacy Policy for more details.

Who is Rosemary Health?

Rosemary Health is building Australia’s leading online healthcare system, creating a patient-centric primary care platform to deliver a personalised, end-to-end healthcare experience from diagnosis to medication delivery to ongoing care. 

We believe we’re only years away from a future where more healthcare services are provided remotely rather than in person. At Rosemary, we’re making this future a reality.

Read more about us here.

How it works

How is this different from a regular visit to the GP?

We provide the same level of professional care as a traditional visit to the doctor, but more convenient because we’re 100% online and you don’t have to schedule appointments in advance. 

Just like a traditional GP visit, our doctors need to understand your symptoms and medical history in order to see if it’s safe and appropriate to give you care. If appropriate, we can write a prescription for a personalised treatment plan with free delivery and convenient automatic reorders.

Does Rosemary replace my general practitioner?

Rosemary is a complement to—not a replacement of—your general practitioner. So it’s important to keep your GP and any other doctors involved in your care. It is recommended to visit your doctor to review your symptoms and health history once you have finished your rescript with Rosemary.

Is it legal to prescribe medications online?

Yes, prescribing medications and buying medicine online is legal and safe in Australia. Rosemary is an Australian company that connects you with licensed doctors and pharmacists in Australia, all online for your convenience. Every doctor you interact with is licensed to prescribe medications and treat patients in Australia and complies with all governing medical laws.

Is this a safe way to receive treatment?

Yes, online healthcare is safe and effective, as long as patients answer questions truthfully, accurately and completely. Healthcare professionals are only effective when they have accurate, current information about your symptoms and medical history - both in telemedicine and in-person GP visits. 

Rosemary online doctors depend solely on the information you’ve provided during your online assessment, as well as any follow-up conversations you have. Because they have no way of externally verifying the information you provide, it’s important to answer all questions truthfully. If prescribed a personalised treatment plan, it’s important to read the details and instructions so you can adequately weigh the risks and benefits of the treatment. 

Is it legal to prescribe medications online?

Yes, prescribing medications and buying medicine online is legal and safe in Australia. Rosemary is an Australian company that connects you with licensed doctors and pharmacists in Australia, all online for your convenience. Every doctor you interact with is licensed to prescribe medications and treat patients in Australia and complies with all governing medical laws.

Is video chat required?

No, video chat is not required. After answering the questions in your first online visit, a doctor may contact you to ask more questions if necessary. 

Do I need an appointment?

No, you do not need to make an appointment to use Rosemary. Our online, text-based platform makes it easy to access real doctors and treatments anytime, anywhere. Fill out the assessments 24/7, whenever it is convenient for you. Our doctors review within 24 hours, but oftentimes much quicker than that.

Am I guaranteed a prescription?

No, if the doctor reviews your assessment and deems it not medically appropriate to prescribe you a prescription treatment plan, you will not receive one. Your doctor will send you a message with details and next steps. 

Your health and safety is our top priority, and our doctors adhere to the most stringent clinical practices.

How long does an online visit take?

The online assessments take about 5 minutes to complete. Each questionnaire covers your medical history and symptoms so our doctors can best identify a suitable treatment plan for your needs. Once you have submitted the assessment and paid the doctor’s consultation fee, our doctors review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan for you to accept and purchase.

What if I am having an emergency?

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 000 immediately.

Can I choose specific brand name medications?

We carry over 900 different prescription medications. If you have been prescribed before and are getting a rescript for your medication, you can select the brand name medications that you’ve been taking. 

If you are getting a first time prescription and the doctor has recommended a specific treatment for you, you can request to be prescribed the brand name version of that treatment before you pay.

Can I request a different treatment than what was prescribed?

Yes. If your doctor has recommended a treatment that doesn’t work for you or if you’re interested in exploring other options, you can request to swap treatments within your account page. Your health and safety is our doctors’ top priority and changing treatments is up to their discretion. 

Why do I need to verify my identity?

In order for our doctors to legally write your name on a prescription, they need to make sure that you are who you say you are. Your order will not be dispensed and shipped until this has been completed. 

That’s why we use Digital ID to verify identities - it takes about 2 minutes to complete and only needs to be done once before you can enjoy the benefits of using Rosemary. Make sure you have a valid document with you:

  • Australian drivers license
  • Australian passport
  • Foreign passport with an Australian visa
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian citizen certificate
  • ImmiCard

Pricing & Services

How much does it cost?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for most services is only $20. Some of our services - like the contraceptive pill and acne treatments - have a flat fee for membership or subscription services. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on what the doctor decides is best suited for you. You will always have the opportunity to review each treatment’s cost and details before paying. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

Can I bulk bill through Medicare?

No, unfortunately Rosemary services cannot be claimed through Medicare at this time.

Can I use my private health insurance?

You may be able to claim some or all of your medication cost through your private health insurance. If you need a receipt to file a claim, please sign into your account and download a receipt in your Order history.

What if the medication doesn't work? Do I get a refund?

If you have received and tried the medication prescribed and are unhappy with the results, you can message your doctor and request to try a different treatment. 

If the doctor decides it is not medically appropriate to prescribe you a treatment plan, you will receive a refund for your doctor’s consultation fee. 

How do I pause or cancel medicine deliveries?

Log into your account and click “Pause” underneath the treatment you’d like to pause or cancel. From there you can cancel the automatic reorders.

When do I pay for the repeat medication?

After you have paid for your personalised treatment plan, log into your account to review details like dosage instructions and shipping frequency. For your convenience, repeat medications will be automatically charged to the credit card saved to your account. You will receive an email a few days before the reorder date to remind you of the upcoming delivery.

How long does shipping take?

We offer free medication delivery anywhere in Australia for all treatments. Depending on your location, it may take up to 5 business days to arrive.

Can I return my shipment?

Unfortunately we cannot accept returns of prescription products for reuse or resale once they have been dispatched from the pharmacy. However, if you feel we have made an error dispensing your prescription, please contact us at hello@rosemaryhealth.com.au

What packaging will my treatment be delivered in?

All medications are shipped in discreet, plain boxes. It will not reveal the name of the medication.

Acne

How does acne treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe acne treatment online. Our flat rate subscription service for acne makes it easy to access trusted treatments commonly prescribed by dermatologists, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history and upload photos of the affected area of your skin.

Once you complete your online assessment and pay the $25 doctor consultation fee, our licensed Australian doctors will review and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan.

For your convenience, we bill and ship acne treatment every 2 months automatically so you always have medication on hand.

What type of acne treatments do you prescribe?

Our subscription acne treatment service has 3 different types of plans:

  • Topical and oral tablets
  • Topical only
  • Oral tablets only

Each of these plans includes real prescription medication that has been clinically proven to fight acne. What you are prescribed will depend on your symptoms and medical history. Our doctors will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to you, so it's important to read all the details and instructions for use.

How much does acne treatment cost with Rosemary?

We offer a simple subscription model for acne treatments. All of our acne treatment plans are for 6 months and have a one-time doctor consultation fee of $25.

Based on your needs and your preferences, you have 3 options for subscription acne treatment:

  • $42 per month for topical + oral tablets
  • $37.50 per month for topical only
  • $17.50 per month for oral tablets only

We bill and ship every 2 months so you always have medication on hand and never run out. If you are on a topical + oral plan, you’ll be billed $84 every second month. If you are on a topical acne treatment only plan, you'll be billed $75 every second month. If you are on an oral tablets plan, you’ll be billed $35 every second month.

All subscription acne treatment plans come with free medication delivery anywhere in Australia, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and convenient automatic reorders.

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. It usually appears on the face, upper back, shoulders or chest. While it’s very common amongst teenagers, adult acne is also a common condition that varies in severity and persistence for anyone affected. Learn more about acne causes, symptoms and treatments.

How long do I need to be on acne treatment?

The duration of your treatment will vary based on what you are prescribed and how you respond to the treatment. Facial regimen is indefinite, while topical and oral treatment will be prescribed typically for 6 months.

Can I adjust how often I receive the products?

We’ve designed our shipping cycles around how often most members need refills, but we’ve all got our own routines. Running out? Move up your shipment date. Leftovers? Push your shipment date back. Pause or cancel at any time.

What is roaccutane?

Roaccutane is a prescription acne medication that is only prescribed by dermatologists for severe cases of persistent acne. Rosemary does not currently prescribe roaccutane.

Can I use acne medications if I am pregnant?

Certain medications to treat pimples and acne are contraindicated for pregnancy or pregnancy planning as they can affect the health and development of the fetus. It is important to inform your healthcare providers if you are family planning, are pregnant or breastfeeding so they can prescribe a suitable acne treatment plan for you.

When would I need further investigation?

Dermatology review may be required if your acne isn't improving from the treatment you've been prescribed or if you're experiencing severe scarring.

Blood pressure and Heart

How does blood pressure and hypertension treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe high blood pressure medications online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your high blood pressure and hypertension prescription medications, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the hypertension medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of blood pressure and hypertension treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating high blood pressure and hypertension. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does high blood pressure treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for blood pressure treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Your blood pressure will normally fluctuate throughout the day depending on the activities you're doing. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg.

Sustained high blood pressure without adequate treatment can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

If I'm feeling well, do I still need to take my blood pressure medication?

Yes, your medication is necessary to reduce your risk of experiencing cardiovascular complications and/or events.

What if my medications are making me feel unwell?

We recommend you visit your regular GP for an assessment and to review your current management. If you are suffering from chest pain, lightheadedness, dizziness or shortness of breath, call an ambulance on triple zero (000) immediately.

Will I need to take my blood pressure medications indefinitely?

The aim of treatment is to manage risk factors that reduce the risk of a cardiovascular complication or event. Your doctor and cardiologist will monitor your risk to identify if and when it’s safe to reduce or stop your medications completely.

Cholesterol

How does cholesterol treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe cholesterol medication online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your high cholesterol treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the cholesterol medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of cholesterol medications do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating high cholesterol. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does cholesterol treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for cholesterol treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is cholesterol?

Our bodies need cholesterol in order to function, but at high levels it can cause problems for our organs.

When we talk about high cholesterol, we’re referring to LDL, which is known as the ‘bad’ kind of cholesterol. This is because LDL leaves cholesterol in your arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through.

Having high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to lower it and maintain good health. If your cholesterol is high, there are a number of things you can do to improve it, and the most effective way is a mixture of medication and lifestyle modifications.

Why do I need to control my cholesterol levels?

It’s important to control your cholesterol because high cholesterol, including triglycerides and LDL, increases your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

Does diet affect cholesterol?

Yes, it does. A few changes to your diet can reduce cholesterol and improve your heart health. You should aim to reduce saturated fats, eliminate trans fats, increase your consumption of soluble fibre and eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Can exercise lower cholesterol?

Yes, exercise can help lower cholesterol. With your doctor’s approval, it’s ideal to work out at least five times per week for 30 minutes at a time and aim for 20 minutes of ‘vigorous’ exercise three times per week.

Cold sores

How does cold sore treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe cold sore treatment online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your cold sore treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the tablets for cold sores you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of cold sore treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating cold sores. We carry a few different tablets for cold sores. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does cold sore treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for cold sore treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What are cold sores?

Cold sores are a very common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes: HSV1 and HSV2. HSV1 is the most common cause of cold sores on lips and around the mouth. The herpes simplex virus can also cause genital herpes.

Cold sore outbreaks can be caused by colds, flus, chest infections, sunlight, windy conditions, stress and hormonal changes.

Transmission of cold sores or HSV usually occurs through direct contact with a blister or through saliva, but can even spread when symptoms are not present.

When you do have a cold sore, it’s important to avoid sharing any personal items, especially drinking glasses and cutlery, and to abstain from close contact such as kissing or hugging others. It’s also important to note that it is possible to transmit HSV1 to the genital area through oral-genital contact.

Is there a cure or vaccine for cold sores?

There is no known cure or vaccination for cold sores. However, you can reduce the number of outbreaks by avoiding any known environmental triggers, wearing SPF on your face and lips when outdoors and avoiding stress and getting ill.

How often will I experience cold sore outbreaks?

The frequency of cold sores is different from person to person. However, recurrent flares are most common in the 12-18 months after you are first infected.

Contraceptive

How does getting the contraceptive pill work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe birth control pills online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your contraceptive pill, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the birth control pill you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $52 for your annual membership as well as the price of your contraceptive pill. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of contraceptive pills do you prescribe?

We carry 35+ of the most popular brands of birth control pills in Australia. See if we carry your contraceptive pill here and learn about the different types of birth control pills.

How much does getting the pill online cost with Rosemary?

A yearly membership to get your birth control pill online and delivered through Rosemary is $52 - just $1 per week! The pill cost depends on your brand - you pay the same low pharmacy prices for your pill just before it ships.

Your Rosemary membership for the pill comes with:

  • An online, text-based consultation with a licensed Australian doctor - no appointments needed!
  • Access to 35+ brands of the most popular birth control pills
  • Free, fast delivery for the entire year
  • Unlimited messaging and follow ups with your Rosemary doctor
  • Same low pharmacy prices
  • Automatic reorders so you never miss a pill
  • Educational resources about reproductive health

Am I guaranteed a prescription for the pill?

In order to use Rosemary to get the pill online, you need to have previously been prescribed and have seen a doctor in the past 12 months. Our doctors will review your questionnaire and determine whether it's safe to prescribe you the pill. If they decide that it's not medically appropriate, they'll advise you on what to do next and you'll get a full refund.

Can I change the delivery schedule?

Yes - you are in full control. You can pause shipments, order early and cancel at any time.

What are some of the common side effects of the pill?

Some women won’t experience any side effects from taking the contraceptive pill, while others will. Possible side effects include nausea, spotting, enlarged breasts, weight gain, sore breasts, headaches and mood changes.

While some nausea is common, shortness of breath and severe stomach, leg, chest or abdominal pain can be a sign of a medical emergency. If you experience any of these, seek emergency help by calling an ambulance on triple zero (000).

If the pill you have been prescribed is not well tolerated, speak to your doctor about trying a different type of pill.

Does the pill protect against STIs?

No, the pill does not protect against STIs.

Diabetes

How does diabetes treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe diabetes treatment online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your type 1 and type 2 diabetes treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the diabetes treatment you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of diabetes treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment. At this time we do not offer insulin injections.

How much does diabetes treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for diabetes treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition where the body has a hard time maintaining healthy levels of glucose in the blood. For our bodies to work effectively, we need to convert glucose into energy through a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps to regulate sugar levels found in our blood. When you have diabetes, your body may have trouble recognising insulin, insulin is no longer produced or is not produced in sufficient amounts which leads to high sugar levels in the blood resulting in a range of short-term and long-term complications.

There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. There is no cure for either type, but it can be managed through daily self-care to minimise any complications. Management includes diet, exercise, weight control, blood pressure monitoring, regular blood tests and taking prescribed medications, if needed, as directed.

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, defined by the pancreas not producing enough or any insulin at all. It is more commonly diagnosed in children and young adults, though it can occur at any age.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition, defined by when insulin is not working effectively, the pancreas is not producing sufficient insulin or a combination of the two. It can be related to ageing, family history, medications and lifestyle factors like obesity and inactivity.

What do you mean by ‘lifestyle management’?

Lifestyle management means ensuring you’re eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, keeping within a healthy weight range and, if you consume alcohol, that you’re doing it safely.

If I’m only taking tablets for my diabetes, will I also need insulin injections?

If you’re able to control your blood sugar levels through lifestyle management and oral medications, then you minimise the future need for insulin injections. If you do need insulin, regular check-ups will allow for appropriate and safe initiation when needed.

Erectile dysfunction

How does erectile dysfunction treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe ED treatment online. We make it easy to access real erectile dysfunction prescription medications, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment and pay the $20 doctor consultation fee, our licensed Australian doctors will review and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan.

If prescribed, you have the opportunity to review your treatment plan before purchasing. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of ED treatments do you prescribe?

There are proven ED medications that can be prescribed to help treat ED. These treatments belong to a class of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors which increase blood flow to the penis by interfering with the breakdown of chemicals needed to maintain an erection. This interference results in more of these chemicals staying in action for longer, improving the ability to get and maintain an erection. PDE5 inhibitors have been shown to be safe and work well. In addition, you can consider addressing and treating any underlying causes.

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment or see if we carry your particular ED treatment here.

How much does ED treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for ED treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on what the doctor decides is best suited for you. You will always have the opportunity to review each treatment’s cost and details before paying. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

ED treatment starts from as low as $4 per use.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sex. It's quite common - in fact, it's estimated that ED affects about 40% of Australian men. [¹]

What causes ED?

There are many common causes of erectile dysfunction, including psychological factors like depression, stress or anxiety, physical factors like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension or renal disease, and lifestyle factors like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and obesity. Medications such as antidepressants and blood pressure drugs can also be a causal factor.

What are the symptoms of ED?

The most common symptoms of ED include: difficulty getting an erection, softer erections and erections that cannot be maintained.

It is often confused with premature ejaculation, which is a type of sexual dysfunction where men are unable to delay or control ejaculation.

Can ED be treated?

Yes, there are several options for treating ED from addressing lifestyle and psychological issues to prescription medications. Before starting any kind of treatment, it’s important to be evaluated by a healthcare professional to understand the underlying causes.

What are the side effects of taking ED medication?

Common side effects of PDE5 drugs include flushing, a blue tinge to vision, blurred vision, light sensitivity, dizziness, headaches, runny nose, nasal congestion, abdominal discomfort or indigestion, diarrhoea, rash or muscle aches.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, please stop use immediately and call 000:
Chest pain, shortness of breath, prolonged erection with pain, vision or hearing loss, seizure activity.

Will the medication increase my sex drive?

No, ED drugs do not increase sex drive or libido. You still need to be sexually aroused in order for these medications to help you get and maintain an erection.

Does Viagra work on women?

Viagra is only approved and recommended to help manage erectile dysfunction in men. Although there are some studies suggesting that if a woman takes Viagra it may help increase physical arousal but not sexual desire, it is not approved nor recommended for use in women in Australia.

If you are female and have any concerns regarding your sexual health, we recommend you make an appointment to see your GP for a review and discussion.

Gout

How does gout treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe gout treatment online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the gout medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of gout treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating gout. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does gout treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for gout treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is gout?

Gout is a complex form of arthritis and is the result of an accumulation of uric acid in a joint. It often occurs in the joint at the base of the big toe, but can present in any joint. The onset can occur suddenly, resulting in inflammation and pain. The affected joint might feel hot to touch, swollen or tender, with even the lightest touch being completely unbearable.

Potential triggers of an acute gout flareup can include diet, dehydration, stress, obesity, underlying medical conditions, injuries, certain medications, genetics, age and sex.

What kinds of treatment are available for gout?

There are two types of treatment options to help with relief for gout: preventative treatment for those who suffer from frequent episodes of the condition and acute treatment options for the odd gout flare up.

Why is it important to treat gout?

It’s important to know that if you experience gout, you can develop more serious conditions such as advanced gout and kidney stones. That’s why it’s important to manage your condition and any underlying causes that may be contributing risk factors.

What kind of lifestyle changes can I make to prevent gout?

While gout comes and goes, it’s important that even during symptom-free periods you maintain a healthy lifestyle to help protect against future gout flare ups.

This includes drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding and/or limiting alcohol and sweetened beverages, limiting your intake of poultry, meat and fish and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Hair loss

How does hair loss treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe hair loss treatment online. We make it easy to access real hair loss treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment and pay the $20 doctor consultation fee, our licensed Australian doctors will review and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan.

If prescribed, you have the opportunity to review your treatment plan before purchasing. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of hair loss treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating hair loss, thinning hair and male pattern baldness. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does hair loss treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for hair loss treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on what the doctor decides is best suited for you. You will always have the opportunity to review each treatment’s cost and details before paying. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

Hair loss treatment starts from as low as $2 per day.

What is male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness typically appears first on the top of the head, or at the front of the head around the hairline. A receding hairline can progress to become partial or complete baldness.

What are my hair loss treatment options?

There are many different treatment options for hair loss and what is appropriate will depend on your condition. Topical agents like minoxidil are often prescribed to elongate the growth phase of hair. Your doctor may also prescribe oral medications.

What should I expect when starting hair growth treatment?

Once you begin hair growth treatment, it’s common to see no visible change in the first three months. In fact, in the first two months, some people may notice that they’re shedding more fine hairs than they were before. This is temporary and completely normal.

Within the three to six month period, you may notice that hair loss has slowed, stopped, or in some cases, maybe even reversed. We recommend taking photographs to track your progress.

After six months, your hair loss may considerably slow or stop completely. Some patients may see signs of regrowth, which usually occurs first at the crown of the head.

It’s important to note that the above are a general guide only. Results will vary from person to person and depend on the hair loss treatment you are using. Patients using topical medications such as minoxidil could see some progress in as little as two weeks. Oral medications typically take up to three months to show an effect.

Consistent daily treatment is required for at least 12 months to maintain results and increase the chance of regrowth. Throughout this time, your doctor will follow up with you to discuss your progress and condition.

How long do I need to be on hair loss treatment?

Treatment should continue for as long as you desire the clinical effect. However, age limits and medical restrictions will need to be considered. Once treatment is ceased, any hair that is gained will slowly fall out.

How does minoxidil work to help with hair regrowth?

Minoxidil works by widening blood vessels and opening potassium channels. This increases blood, nutrient and oxygen flow into the hair follicle which stimulates hair growth.

How do hair loss treatments for men work?

One of the most common hair loss treatments for men is a drug known as a type II 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. It regulates the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is known to shrink hair follicles. By targeting this hormone, scalp levels of DHT are lowered, which reduces hair loss and can potentially help to regrow your hair.

Why can’t I take prescription hair loss treatments if I’m planning on having a family?

Hair regrowth drugs may affect your libido, sexual function and fertility by reducing your seminal quality.

How do prescription hair loss treatments affect my prostate?

In higher doses, prescription hair loss treatments typically prescribed for thinning hair and male patttern baldness have been used to treat benign prostatic disease, so these drugs can alter PSA levels.

How do prescription hair loss treatments affect my sexual function?

Prescription hair loss treatments for men can cause loss of libido, erectile dysfunction and failure to ejaculate. Speak with your doctor about any side effects you're experiencing.

When does my hair loss require further investigation?

If you’re losing your hair, and it isn’t due to male or female pattern baldness, your condition will require further investigation.

Hair loss can present in various forms and be the result of a number of factors, including autoimmune disorders like alopecia areata, hypothyroidism, fungal infections, postpartum hair loss or telogen effluvium.

If you are male and at risk of prostate disease (family history, above the age of 40 and with symptoms), further investigation will also be required.

Hay fever

How does hay fever treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe hay fever treatment online. We make it easy to access real allergy prescription medications, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment and pay the $20 doctor consultation fee, our licensed Australian doctors will review and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan.

If prescribed, you have the opportunity to review your treatment plan before purchasing. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of hay fever treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating hay fever and allergies. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does hay fever treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for allergy treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on what the doctor decides is best suited for you. You will always have the opportunity to review each treatment’s cost and details before paying. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

Allergy treatment starts from less than $1 per day.

What are allergies?

An allergy is when your body has an immune response to a foreign substance, known as an allergen. Common allergens include pet dander, pollen, trees, grasses, mould, dust mites, chemicals and irritants.

If you have allergies, your immune system thinks these allergens are dangerous and will start attacking them, causing an exaggerated and potentially harmful immune reaction.

Some of the most common symptoms of allergies include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Itching and sneezing
  • Rash
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Swelling of tongue or lips
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing

Allergies can occur in different parts of the body with varying degrees of severity. Having an allergy could result in symptoms that are as mild as a runny nose, through to a severe episode of anaphylaxis.

Learn more about allergies and their causes, symptoms and treatments.

Are allergies dangerous?

Most allergy sufferers will experience allergic reactions that are not serious or life-threatening. While on the milder side, they can still cause a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. On the other hand is anaphylaxis, a very severe allergic reaction that is life-threatening and can occur within minutes of exposure to allergens.

What are the most common side effects of allergy treatment?

Common side effects will vary depending on which medication you are prescribed.

For nasal sprays and eye drops, common side effects can include: nosebleeds, distaste, irritation or burning sensation in the nose, headaches, dizziness, tiredness, increased amount of nasal discharge or discoloured nasal discharge, coughing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, rashes, blurred vision, irritated eyes and swelling of the eyelids.

For lubricating eye drops, common side effects can include: eye irritation or pain, blurred vision, allergic reactions, headaches, drowsiness and dry mouth.

For antihistamines, common side effects can include: headaches, drowsiness or sedation, lethargy, dry mouth, diarrhoea, gastric upset, reduced appetite, blurred vision, disturbed coordination, sweating, palpitations, hypotension and urinary retention.

Can allergies be cured?

No, but you can control your symptoms. Some patients with persistent and chronic allergies may consider immunotherapy, which aims to reduce the severity of the allergic reaction.

If I take allergy medication for a long time, is this harmful?

Long-term daily use of medications has the potential to cause side effects. Your doctor will advise you on when and how to take your medication in order to manage your symptoms and to minimise any long-term complications.

Are allergies infectious?

No, allergies are not infectious.

I’ve never had allergies before, so why do I have them now?

Allergies can seemingly appear out of nowhere when you’ve been exposed to new allergens that you haven’t been exposed to before. Allergies can also surface due to crossing your individual threshold for an allergen. In these cases, the allergy always existed, you were just a) never exposed to it or b) in the case of allergenic thresholds, never exposed to enough of the allergen to provoke a reaction.

At the same time, allergies to things you weren’t previously allergic to can materialise at any point in your life, and it isn’t exactly clear why. It could be due to changes in your immune system, or perhaps a single severe allergic reaction during childhood increased your chances of developing allergies as an adult.

Heartburn

How does heartburn treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe heartburn medication online. We make it easy to access real heartburn and acid reflux treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment and pay the $20 doctor consultation fee, our licensed Australian doctors will review and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan.

If prescribed, you have the opportunity to review your treatment plan before purchasing. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of heartburn and acid reflux treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating heartburn and acid reflux. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does heartburn treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for heartburn treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on what the doctor decides is best suited for you. You will always have the opportunity to review each treatment’s cost and details before paying. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

Heartburn and acid reflux treatment starts from as low as $14.99.

What is heartburn?

Heartburn, also known as acid reflux or GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease), presents as a burning pain in your chest, usually after you eat. Some people may experience this burning feeling for several hours, while others might only feel it for a few minutes. The discomfort typically worsens when you lie down or bend over.

The condition is caused by an irritation of the oesophagus, which is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. The burning feeling in your throat, upper abdominal area or below your breastbone is caused by stomach acid travelling up and irritating your oesophagus.

What are the symptoms of heartburn?

Common heartburn symptoms include:

  • A burning feeling in the chest when lying down, usually after eating
  • A burning feeling after consuming certain foods
  • Bloating and upper abdominal discomfort
  • A foul sour taste in the mouth
  • Frequent burping, coughing and nausea
  • A small amount of acid or vomit travelling from your stomach to your mouth or the back of your throat

If you’re unsure whether the pain you’re experiencing is heartburn or a heart attack, seek medical assistance immediately by calling triple zero (000).

What causes heartburn?

Heartburn and acid reflux can be caused by food triggers, stress and anxiety, smoking, overeating or medications such as anti-inflammatories, some anti-depressants and some blood pressure drugs.

Can acid reflux be cured?

Depending on the cause, it is possible for reflux to be cured. However, relapses in symptoms are common.

What are my heartburn treatment options?

There are a variety of over-the-counter and prescription heartburn medications that can treat acid reflux, as well as lifestyle changes that can help manage your heartburn symptoms. The treatment your Rosemary doctor prescribes will depend on severity, frequency of symptoms and your lifestyle.

Heartburn can be treated with over-the-counter remedies like antacids as well as prescription medication like proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 blockers.

Treatment usually lasts between 4 to 12 weeks. During this time your online doctor will follow up with you to see how your treatment and symptoms are progressing.

What are common heartburn treatment side effects?

Heartburn medications can cause any of the following: fatigue, tiredness, headaches, dizziness, abdominal upset, sweating, rash, swelling, hives, blurred vision, palpitations, seizures, sore throat, dry mouth, flu like symptoms, insomnia, constipation, diarrhoea.

How long do I need to be on acid reflux treatment?

It depends on what heartburn medication you are prescribed. Antacids are taken as required. Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are typically taken for an initial period of 4 weeks to treat any oesophagitis or gastritis, but can be taken for up to 12 weeks in some cases with the aim of achieving proper healing of the esophageal tissue. Once this has been achieved, PPIs can be taken on an ‘as needed’ basis. Your Rosemary doctor will help identify the treatment that is most appropriate for your needs.

Is it harmful to take antacids and PPIs for a long period of time?

A number of side effects are associated with taking antacids or PPIs for extended periods of time. One of those is malabsorption of vitamin Fe and B12. To avoid these kinds of complications, it's important to understand what is causing your symptoms.

Do heartburn treatments become less effective over time or with frequent use?

No. Your Rosemary doctor will help identify the best treatment plan to manage your heartburn and acid reflux symptoms both in the short-term and long-term.

Can I take antacids or PPIs if I’m pregnant?

Yes, but it depends on the medication. Your doctor will be able to assess your condition and prescribe appropriately.

What lifestyle changes can I make to improve my reflux?

Lifestyle changes you can adopt to help manage your heartburn symptoms include:

  • Eating smaller and more frequent meals, rather than large meals
  • Avoiding eating too late at night
  • Removing trigger foods from your diet, such as alcohol, spicy foods, carbonated drinks, citrus, etc.
  • Losing weight if you are overweight or obese
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding tight clothing

What is helicobacter pyloris?

Helicobacter pyloris (h.pyloris) is a bacteria that’s found in the stomach. The relationship between h.pyloris and reflux is complex and controversial. PPIs can potentially aggravate h.pyloris gastritis, which is why some specialists recommend eradicating these bacteria if PPIs are required for long-term management. However, routine testing for h.pyloris is not currently recommended.

When do I need investigation?

Further investigation will be required if you present with symptoms like weight loss, bloody stools or vomiting. If you’ve been using PPIs over a long period of time or your treatment is failing or if your doctor flags any diagnostic uncertainty in relation to your condition, then further investigation may be needed.

Investigations will vary from patient to patient, but they could include blood tests, breath testing (to screen for presence of helicobacter pyloris), barium studies (motility assessments or stricture tests), ultrasounds and endoscopies.

Herpes

How does herpes treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe herpes treatment online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the genital herpes treatment you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of herpes treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in managing genital herpes. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does herpes treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for herpes treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is herpes?

Herpes is a really common viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes: HSV1 which typically causes cold sores and HSV2 which most commonly causes genital herpes. Both are lifelong infections but can be managed with proper treatment.

Common symptoms of herpes include painful blisters or open sores such as ulcers in the genital or anal region. You might experience stinging, tingling or burning in the genital region, sores that look like a rash or cracked skin or difficulty passing urine.  

The initial episode may also induce flu-like symptoms such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache and body aches.

Transmission of herpes occurs through skin-to-skin contact. For many, symptoms will be so mild that the infection is completely unrecognisable. It's important to note that transmission can also occur when no symptoms are felt or visible.

However, if you do recognise the symptoms, it’s important to avoid any sexual contact with others during this time as this is when you are at your most infectious.

Even though genital herpes is not a screenable STI due to high false negative results when there are no symptoms, serology tests for HSV can determine if you’ve been previously exposed.

If you're concerned about any symptoms, review them with your GP.

How is herpes treated?

Herpes is treated with antiviral medication for both episodic and suppressive purposes.

There is currently no known cure or vaccination for genital herpes. The goal of treatment is to reduce the severity of symptoms and frequency of outbreaks. Antiviral medication can also reduce the risk of passing the virus to a sexual partner.

How often will I experience herpes outbreaks?

The frequency of herpes outbreaks is different from person to person.  However, recurrent flares are most common in the 12-18 months following initial acquisition of the infection.

Is having herpes dangerous if I am pregnant?

If you’re pregnant and have a history of genital herpes it’s important to inform your treating antenatal team. This way they can help reduce any complications and risk of transmission to your baby if there is a legion around your genital area during labour.

Safe treatment options exist to address this. Having genital HSV does not mean you’ll have trouble getting pregnant or that it will necessarily lead to pregnancy complications.

Incontinence

How does incontinence treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe incontinence medication online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the incontinence medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of incontinence treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in managing urinary incontinence. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does incontinence treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for incontinence treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is the inability to control the bladder, resulting in involuntary leaking of urine. The most common triggers include coughing, sneezing, laughing, increased abdominal pressure and sudden physical exertion.

Several factors can also contribute to or worsen incontinence, including pregnancy and childbirth, chronic back pain, being overweight, dysfunction in the nerves or muscles that control the bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia and trauma or injury.

There are a number of treatments for incontinence, such as bladder control tablets, along with lifestyle alterations which can help.

Can incontinence be cured?

It depends what the underlying condition is. There are different types of treatment options, including bladder training, pelvic floor exercises, medications and surgery.

The cause of incontinence should always be investigated so that appropriate management can be provided.

Is it safe to take medication for incontinence long-term?

Yes, provided there are no or minimal side effects. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Lungs and Asthma

How does lungs and asthma treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe asthma medication and inhalers online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the asthma medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of lungs and asthma treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in managing asthma. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does asthma treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for asthma treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic medical condition that affects the airways leading to the lungs, causing them to become inflamed and narrower. When the airways are inflamed, it makes it harder to breathe in and out.

Asthma affects people of all ages, though it often starts at childhood. Wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing and tightness in the chest are common symptoms of asthma, ranging from mild to severe. Certain things can trigger asthma attacks and worsen symptoms, such as cold air, respiratory infections, exercise or allergies. 

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that is typically caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or cigarette smoke. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. 

Symptoms of COPD include difficulty breathing, wheezing, chronic coughing and mucus production. COPD can be a progressive disease that gets worse over time, but is manageable with treatment. 

It is important to avoid smoking to prevent development of COPD and also disease progression.

What are my asthma treatment options?

Depending on your age, symptoms and asthma triggers, there are a few different treatment options to help prevent asthma attacks and get them under control when they do happen. These include inhalers (preventers and relievers) and oral medications designed for either short-term relief or long-term management. These treatments are aimed at minimising symptoms and improving overall lung function. Good control of your condition is considered to be when reliever medication is used very minimally or not at all. 

It is also recommended to avoid smoking, have regular reviews with your doctor to keep your asthma management plan up to date and consider yearly flu vaccinations.

Can you exercise if you have asthma?

While physical activity can be more challenging when you suffer from asthma, it’s important to know that increasing your heart rate can actually improve asthma symptoms. Raising your heart rate can boost your lung power and stamina, which works to reduce breathlessness. Activity will also help you stay within a healthy weight range, which can decrease your risk of suffering from an asthma attack.

When does my condition need to be reviewed by my doctor?

If you notice that you start to need your reliever medication more, it’s time to speak to your doctor to review and optimise your asthma or lung management plan.

Menopause

How does menopause treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe HRT medication and menopause treatment online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the HRT medication or menopause treatment you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of menopause treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in managing menopause. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does menopause treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for asthma treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is menopause?

Menopause is when a woman experiences her last menstrual cycle. It typically occurs in her 40s or 50s, marking a natural decline in reproductive hormones in a woman’s body.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Each woman’s experience of menopause is highly individual; while some women may experience few to no symptoms, others may suffer from physical and psychological symptoms that are distressing to deal with. Some of the most common symptoms include irritability, hot flushes, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, low libido and memory loss.

Depending on what your symptoms are, treatments range from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to antidepressants. HRT can be administered through vaginal topical agents, tablets or patches. While on HRT, it’s important to have regular health checks including breast checks, mammograms, cervical screening and blood pressure monitoring.

The appropriate treatment should be discussed with your doctor.

Are there many risks involved with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT)?

There are risks associated with HRT, but these risks depend on the type of hormone therapy, how long the medication is taken for, and your individual health.

Your doctor will tailor your HRT treatment and review your progress to ensure the benefits outweigh the risks.

If I choose to start HRT, what can I do to reduce risks?

There are a few things you can do to help reduce risk whilst on hormonal replacement therapy. HRT comes in gels, pills, patches, creams, suppositories or rings. Choosing the right HRT method can help reduce risk. For example, if you are experiencing vaginal symptoms you might choose a vaginal cream or ring over an oral pill or patch.

It’s also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which includes exercising, eating a healthy diet, controlling your weight, not smoking, reducing stress and managing any chronic health conditions you might have, such as hypertension or high cholesterol.

To ensure any benefits outweigh risks, you should also seek regular follow-up care.

Migraine

How does migraine treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe migraine medication online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the migraine medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of migraine treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in managing migraines. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does migraine treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for migraine treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What are migraines?

Migraines are very severe headaches that can cause intense pain, along with a slew of other symptoms such as light and sound sensitivity, speech disturbance, nausea and vomiting. Migraines will often present on one side of the head and may be aggravated by movement.

It’s not hard to see why this condition can be extremely debilitating, with some sufferers needing to take their medication and retire to a dark and quiet room to try and sleep.

Preventive and acute treatments are available for migraines. Your doctor will help identify the appropriate treatment for you.

How long do migraines last?

A migraine attack can last anywhere from several hours up to several days. You might experience migraines frequently or maybe only a few times per year.

What are migraine triggers?

There are many different triggers for migraines, including hormonal changes in women, alcohol, caffeine, stress, strong smells, bright lights, sleep deprivation or too much sleep, illness, skipping meals, emotional triggers, changes in weather, changes to routine, medications, particular foods and dehydration.

What lifestyle modifications are helpful for migraine sufferers?

Certain lifestyle changes can help to prevent migraines, including: maintaining regular sleep patterns; exercising regularly to maintain your health; eating regular meals; actively reducing stress; and avoiding known triggers such as certain foods, alcohol, caffeine, or environmental triggers.

Keep a migraine diary, so that when you experience an attack you can document what may have caused it. For example, maybe you had a glass of red wine, or skipped a meal. As you start cataloguing the circumstances surrounding your migraine episodes, you may find trigger patterns and have more of an idea of what to avoid.

When should I call triple zero (000) for my migraine?

If you are experiencing a migraine that you would describe as ‘the worst migraine of your life’ or have had a seizure, are confused, have had a sudden change in behaviour, have passed out, have difficulty swallowing or limb weakness, call triple zero (000) to seek emergency medical care.

Osteoporosis

How does osteoporosis treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe osteoporosis treatment online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the osteoporosis treatment you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of osteoporosis treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating osteoporosis. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does osteoporosis treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for osteoporosis treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones become weak and more porous. When left untreated, you greatly increase the risk of serious bone breaks and fractures.

Many people with osteoporosis are asymptomatic and will only know they have it once they’ve experienced a bone fracture or have lost some of their height over time.

Risk factors for this condition include age, certain ethnic backgrounds, a family history of osteoporosis, smaller body frames, menopause and certain medical conditions and medications. Women are also at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis than men.

What are my osteoporosis treatment options?

Osteoporosis treatment usually includes medications along with making lifestyle changes such as adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet and regularly doing exercises that are designed to help prevent bone loss or strengthen existing weak bones.

Osteoporosis medications that are prescribed by your doctor work by increasing bone density. The treatment prescribed will depend on your current health, symptoms and risk factors.

How can lifestyle management improve my osteoporosis?

Along with medication, lifestyle management can go a long way towards improving osteoporosis symptoms or preventing it from getting worse. You can do small things like eating a healthy diet that is rich in calcium and vitamin D, avoiding alcohol and smoking, doing weight-bearing exercises to strengthen your bones and remembering to get some sun in order to boost vitamin D production.

How will I know my osteoporosis treatment is working?

To know that your osteoporosis treatment is effective you’ll need to have regular reviews with your doctor to monitor your bone density and other progress markers.

Premature ejaculation

How does premature ejaculation treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe premature ejaculation treatment online. We make it easy to access real PE prescription medications, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment and pay the $20 doctor consultation fee, our licensed Australian doctors will review and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan.

If prescribed, you have the opportunity to review your treatment plan before purchasing. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of premature ejaculation treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating PE and delaying ejaculation. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your premature ejaculation pills at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does premature ejaculation treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for PE treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on what the doctor decides is best suited for you. You will always have the opportunity to review each treatment’s cost and details before paying. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

PE treatment starts from as low as $19.99.

What is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a type of sexual dysfunction defined by an inability to delay or control ejaculation.

What causes premature ejaculation?

There are two different types of PE with different causes.

Lifelong premature ejaculation can be caused by the chemical imbalance in the part of the brain that controls ejaculation.

Acquired premature ejaculation is often caused by anxiety, depression, stress, erectile dysfunction or certain medications. It can also be caused by hormonal imbalances such as thyroid disease or hypertension, lifestyle choices such as drug and alcohol use or urological conditions such as prostate disease.

Can premature ejaculation be treated?

Yes, but no single treatment will work for everyone. Many men are successfully treated through over-the-counter topicals, prescription medication, behaviour modification or a combination of these treatments. Keep in mind that it may take some time to find the right treatment or combination of treatments that work for you.

What's the difference between PE and erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction refers to a condition where a man is unable to obtain or maintain an erection in order to engage in penetrative sexual activity.

What are my premature ejaculation treatment options?

There are a number of treatments for premature ejaculation, including both oral and topical medications. If there are any underlying causes, such as psychological disturbance or other health problems, it’s important that they are addressed. Lifestyle modifications can also help, which includes reducing and avoiding alcohol and drug intake. A Rosemary doctor can help identify an appropriate treatment plan for you.

What are the side effects of PE medication?

Depending on what medication you are prescribed, some of the most common side-effects of premature ejaculation treatment include the following:

Prescription medications can cause nausea, diarrhoea, headache, somnolence, dizziness, anxiety, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, anhidrosis, blurred vision, insomnia, flushing, tinnitus, sinus congestion, rash, hives, fatigue, palpitations, seizures.

Over-the-counter creams can cause skin irritation, itching, rash, swelling, allergic reaction, skin colour changes. Speak with your doctor about any side effects you're experiencing from your PE treatment.

At what point do I need further investigation for PE?

Further investigation is needed if there are concerns that there may be an undiagnosed medical condition causing premature ejaculation, or if there has been inadequate or no response to treatment.

Psychiatry

How does psychiatry treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe antidepressants and anxiety medication online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the antidepressants or anti anxiety medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of anxiety and depression treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating anxiety and depression. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does anxiety and depression treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for anxiety and depression treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What are mental health disorders?

‘Mental health disorder’ is an all-encompassing term to describe a wide range of illnesses that affect one’s mood. These disorders are extremely common in Australia and can affect physical function, behaviours, perceptions, thoughts and interpersonal interactions. Many Australians have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression, amongst other mental health disorders.

Effective treatment for mental illness usually involves a combination of lifestyle changes, medications and therapy with counsellors, psychologists and/or psychiatrists.

In the event of worsening mood, you can contact:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14, who offer immediate support and counselling 24 hours per day, seven days per week
  • The Black Dog Institute
  • Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636

You can also contact your Area Mental Health Service for mental health advice and information.

If you are in immediate danger or if it is a life threatening emergency, please contact triple zero (000) for emergency services.

What is anxiety?

It’s common to feel anxious, worried and stressed. However, when anxiety brings intense, excessive and persistent feelings of worry and fear about everyday situations, it can be all-consuming. You might experience a faster heart rate, shallow breathing, dizziness, chest tightness, chest pain, tremors or sweating. 

What is depression?

Clinical depression is a mental health disorder in which one has a persistently depressed mood that causes noticeable problems in relationships, work function and day-to-day activities. It can affect people of any age. 

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Feeling sad, tearful, empty or hopeless
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration 
  • Loss of interest in most or all normal activities, including hobbies, sports and sex
  • Tiredness and lack of energy; abnormal sleeping patterns like insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Lowered appetite and weight loss or increased cravings and weight gain
  • Anxiety and trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

What are my anxiety and depression treatment options?

While anxiety and depression are mental health disorders that can severely negatively impact one’s life, there are treatment options available that are effective in helping to manage mood disorders. Management can include lifestyle measures such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, avoiding drug and alcohol use. Counselling and medications are also treatment options that are available.

It is also important to review with your doctor for investigations including blood testing.

How can lifestyle modifications improve my mental wellbeing?

Positive changes to your lifestyle can greatly improve your mental health, including:

  • Improving your diet
  • Exercising
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • Quitting smoking
  • Prioritising rest and sleep
  • Getting outdoors when the sun is shining to boost vitamin D levels

All of these factors can help to reduce your stress. The relationship between mental illness and stress is complex, but it is widely accepted that stress can worsen an episode of mental illness. This is why taking small steps towards the lifestyle modifications listed above is so important.

Can I take medications for mental illness if I am pregnant?

Certain medications used to treat mood disorders are safe to take while pregnant, but discuss with your doctor if you are planning on having a family or if you’re pregnant so that they can provide treatment that is safe.

Can mental illness be cured?

There is no cure for mental illness, but plenty of effective treatments exist. People with mental illnesses can recover with treatment and live happy lives, even if some ongoing symptoms persist.

If I no longer want to take my psychiatry medication, can I just stop?

No. Stopping your medication cold turkey can lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. If you want to try another kind of treatment, speak to your doctor so they can formulate a schedule that helps you wean off the medication safely.

Sleep

How does sleep treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe sleeping pills and insomnia treatment online. We make it easy to access real sleep prescription medications, all from the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment and pay the $20 doctor consultation fee, our licensed Australian doctors will review and, if suitable, prescribe a personalised treatment plan.

If prescribed, you have the opportunity to review your treatment plan before purchasing. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of sleep medication and insomnia treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating insomnia. Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does insomnia treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for insomnia treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the sleep medication will vary depending on what the doctor decides is best suited for you. You will always have the opportunity to review each treatment’s cost and details before paying. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

Insomnia treatment and sleep medication starts from as low as $19.99.



What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a very common health problem. It's when you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or have such such poor quality of sleep that it's affecting your day-to-day life for more than four weeks.

Both quality and quantity are key factors that impact your overall sleep function. If either of these suffer, you might experience irritability, mood disturbances, impact on the ability to function in your day-to-day life, poor interpersonal relationships, chronic fatigue and lethargy. Learn more about insomnia and its symptoms, causes and treatments in our guide.

What causes insomnia?

Some of the most common causes of insomnia include:

  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Lack of sleep routing
  • Substances like nicotine, caffeine, alcohol and amphetamines
  • Certain medications
  • Stress and mental health problems
  • Environmental factors like loud noises and temperature
  • Circadian rhythm disruption from things like jet lag or shift work
  • Medical issues like menopause, sinus disease, reflux, hyperthyroidism and chronic pain conditions

What are my insomnia treatment options?

It's important to address the underlying cause of your sleep disturbance for longer term management and to try lifestyle changes and natural remedies to improve sleep. If you aren't finding success with these options, Rosemary's Australian online doctors can help identify a treatment plan for you. We don't prescribe habit-forming sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and hypnotics as they can cause adverse side effects, but we do offer effective sleep treatments that are personalised to your needs.

What is sleep hygiene?

Sleep hygiene refers to modifying your behaviours to assist with sleep. You might try to avoid:

  • Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime
  • Drug use
  • Daytime naps more than 30 minutes
  • Meals close to bedtime
  • Electronic device use at night

Other lifestyle changes to help improve sleep hygiene can include:

  • Getting regular exercise
  • Getting adequate sunlight during the day
  • Having a regular bedtime routine
  • Using ear plugs and eye masks
  • Ensuring you have a comfortable sleeping environment to induce sleepiness

What are the side effects of prescription sleeping pills?

Treatment warnings for prescription sleep medication include: fatigue, tiredness, drowsiness, nightmares, hallucinations, sleep paralysis, mild cataplexy, sleep walking, headaches, abdominal upset, aches and pains, nasal irritation, cough, anxiety, agitation, irritability, appetite stimulation, abnormal muscular movements, tremors, palpitations, insomnia, skin rashes and itching.

Medications for sleep disturbance can cause drowsiness, reduced awareness and slower reaction times to your surroundings.

Medications are not to be consumed with alcohol. No driving or operating heavy machinery with pharmacological management.

How long do I need to be on sleep treatment?

Behavioural and lifestyle management are both key to achieving and maintaining long term healthy sleep patterns. Using sleep medications to complement these changes can be helpful in getting you back on track, but any prescribed sleep medication should be used at the lowest dose and for the shortest time possible so it doesn't cause dependence. Your Rosemary doctor can help advise you on your personalised treatment plan.

When will I require investigations for my sleep?

Further investigation will be needed if your sleep isn’t improving after non-pharmacological or pharmacological management, or if you experience worsening mood disturbance.

What about benzodiazepines and hypnotics to assist with sleep?

While benzodiazepines and hypnotics are some of the most widely used sleep medications, we don’t recommend these options as first line pharmacological management.

If you want to know more about these medications, their risks and whether they are appropriate for your condition, please discuss this with your GP.

Thyroid

How does thyroid treatment work with Rosemary?

Rosemary connects you with real doctors to prescribe hypothyroidism medication online. We make it easy to get rescripts for your treatments, all the comfort of your home.

It starts with your online visit. Select the underactive thyroid medication you’ve taken in the past. Answer questions about your symptoms and medical history truthfully and completely.

Once you complete your online assessment, you pay $20 for the doctor consultation fee as well as the price of your medication. Our licensed Australian doctors will review within 24 hours and, if suitable, prescribe your treatment plan. All treatments come with free delivery, unlimited follow-ups with your doctor and easy automatic reorders.

What type of thyroid treatments do you prescribe?

All treatments prescribed through Rosemary are real prescription medications that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Australian law prevents us from naming specific prescription medication names unless you have an existing prescription for that medication or if one of our doctors recommends that particular treatment for you.

We offer most medications that are available in pharmacies around Australia. If you have been prescribed before, you can search for your prescription medication at the beginning of your online assessment.

How much does thyroid treatment cost with Rosemary?

There are two costs to keep in mind. Our doctor’s consultation fee for thyroid treatment online is $20. 

The cost of the medication will vary depending on your particular treatment. We offer the same low pharmacy prices, but with the added convenience of not having to go to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get your rescripts. All treatments come with free shipping, always.

What is hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)?

Hypothyroidism is also known as having an underactive thyroid. Having an underactive thyroid means that your body is not producing enough thyroxine, which impacts your body's metabolism. This can lead to unexpected weight gain, a slowed heart rate, muscle weakness, constipation and fatigue.

Having a thyroid disorder is common and can be managed and treated effectively with proper medication.

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)?

There are many symptoms of having an underactive thyroid, including:

  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Muscle weakness or fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)

How do I know if the thyroid medication is working?

Taking your medication as directed is crucial for effective treatment. While some patients will start seeing an improvement in their symptoms within a couple of weeks, for others it could take a month or two to feel better.

This is why monitoring thyroid hormone levels with regular blood tests is absolutely essential to confirm the efficacy and dosing of your medication. This way, your doctor can make adjustments to your dosage and treatments as needed.