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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Periactin PI 18 Sep 2020
 
Expand Periactin CMI 18 Sep 2020
 
This medicine is used to:
Treat allergies and pruritus
Relieve migraines and vascular types of headaches.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It works by acting in competition with serotonin and histamine at receptor sites.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 2 years.
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Expand Atazanavir Myl PI 15 Sep 2020
 
Expand Mylotarg CMI 14 Sep 2020
 
MYLOTARG contains the active ingredient gemtuzumab ozogamicin. It belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic agents that target cancer cells.
MYLOTARG is used to treat patients aged 15 years and above with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). AML is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow in which the bone marrow makes immature white blood cells in high numbers. These abnormal cells crowd the bone marrow, preventing it from making normal blood cells.
This medicine works by stopping the abnormal growth of these cells and destroying them.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Atazanavir Myl CMI 14 Sep 2020
 
ATAZANAVIR MYL belongs to a group of medicines called protease inhibitors.
ATAZANAVIR MYL is used in combination with other anti-HIV agents to treat adults and children aged between 6 and 18 years of age who are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
What is HIV
HIV is a virus that kills important cells in the immune system over time (e.g. CD4 cells). When HIV has killed enough of the immune cells, your body becomes prone to certain types of infections. Some infections are the cause of "AIDS-defining" illnesses. This is when someone is said to have developed Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. AIDS is a serious condition and can lead to death.

How ATAZANAVIR MYL works

When HIV infects cells in the immune system, it takes over part of the cell's internal workings and uses the contents of the cell to produce new viruses.
ATAZANAVIR MYL helps to block HIV protease, an enzyme that is needed for the HIV virus to multiply. ATAZANAVIR MYL may lower the amount of HIV in your blood and help your body keep its supply of CD4 and T-cells. Interfering with the production of new viruses helps to reduce the total amount of HIV in the body and slows down the damage to the immune system.
ATAZANAVIR MYL is not a cure for HIV infection. Taking it will not necessarily prevent the illnesses that commonly occur in people with HIV infection or AIDS. You can still infect other people with HIV while you are taking this medicine.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
ATAZANAVIR MYL is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Mylotarg PI 14 Sep 2020
 
Expand Carlevent CMI 09 Sep 2020
 
This medicine is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system. It is caused by a lack of dopamine, a natural substance that is produced in the brain.
Dopamine relays messages in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. When too little dopamine is produced, problems with movement result. This medicine helps to relieve symptoms such as shaking of the limbs, stiffness and slowness of movement, which make it difficult to perform normal daily activities. Other medicines can also be added to help treat this condition.
This medicine contains three active ingredients: levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone. Levodopa is a chemical closely related to dopamine, which allows the body to make its own dopamine. This medicine works by increasing the level of dopamine in the brain. Carbidopa makes sure that enough levodopa gets to the brain where it is needed, and entacapone makes the effect of levodopa last longer.
This medicine helps to relieve symptoms such as shaking of the limbs, stiffness and slowness of movement, which make it difficult to perform normal daily activities. Other medicines can also be added to help treat this condition.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is/is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Xalaprost PI 08 Sep 2020
 
Expand Xalaprost CMI 08 Sep 2020
 
XALAPROST is used to lower raised pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of fluid in the eye may be high. However, some people with glaucoma may have normal eye pressure.
Glaucoma is usually caused by a buildup of the fluid which flows through the eye. This build up occurs because the fluid drains out of your eye more slowly than it is being pumped in. Since new fluid continues to enter the eye, joining the fluid already there, the pressure continues to rise. This raised pressure may damage the back of the eye resulting in gradual loss of sight. Damage can progress so slowly that the person is not aware of this gradual loss of
sight. Sometimes even normal eye pressure is associated with damage to the back of the eye.
There are usually no symptoms of glaucoma. If glaucoma is not treated it can lead to serious problems, including total blindness. In fact, untreated glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness.
XALAPROST belongs to a family of medicines called prostaglandin agonists.
It lowers the pressure in the eye by allowing more fluid to flow out from within your eye.
Although XALAPROST helps control your glaucoma it does not cure it. So you must keep using it until your doctor tells you to stop.
XALAPROST is used, either alone or in combination with other eye medicines, to lower raised pressure within your eye.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why XALAPROST has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
XALAPROST is not addictive.
XALAPROST is not recommended for use in children. The safety and effectiveness of XALAPROST in children have not been established.
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Expand Diabex XR 1000 PI 07 Sep 2020
 
Expand Zejula PI 04 Sep 2020
 
Expand APO-Tibolone CMI 01 Sep 2020
 
APO-Tibolone tablets contain the active ingredient tibolone, which is a synthetic steroid medicine used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It mimics the activity of the female sex hormones in the body.
APO-Tibolone contains tibolone, a substance that has favourable effects on different tissues in the body, such as brain, vagina and bone. APO-Tibolone is used in postmenopausal women at least 12 months since their last natural period.
APO-Tibolone is used for:
Relief of symptoms occurring after menopause
During the menopause, the amount of estrogen produced by a woman's body drops. This can cause symptoms such as hot face, neck and chest ("hot flushes"). APO-Tibolone alleviates these symptoms after menopause. You will only be prescribed APO-Tibolone if your symptoms seriously hinder your daily life.
Prevention of osteoporosis
After the menopause some women may develop fragile bones (osteoporosis). You should discuss all available options with your doctor.
If you are at an increased risk of fractures due to osteoporosis and other medicines are not suitable for you, you can take APO-Tibolone to prevent osteoporosis after menopause.
APO-Tibolone is not a contraceptive.
APO-Tibolone has no effect on alertness and concentration as far as is known.
A doctor's prescription is required to obtain this medicine.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand APO-Tibolone PI 01 Sep 2020
 
Expand Lorstat (New Formulation) PI 26 Aug 2020
 
Expand Lorstat (New Formulation) CMI 26 Aug 2020
 
LORSTAT is used to treat
lowers high cholesterol levels
to reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in people who have high blood pressure and coronary heart disease (CHD) or who are at risk of CHD. Examples of risk factors for CHD include diabetes, a history of stroke, or small blood vessel disease.

What is cholesterol

Everyone has cholesterol in their blood. It is a type of blood fat needed by the body for many things, such as building cell walls, making bile acids (which help to digest food) and some hormones. However, too much cholesterol can be a problem.
Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver. If your body makes too much cholesterol or you have too much cholesterol in your diet, then your cholesterol level becomes too high.
High cholesterol is more likely to occur with certain diseases or if you have a family history of high cholesterol.
There are different types of cholesterol. LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, is the 'bad' cholesterol that can block your blood vessels. HDL, or high density lipoprotein cholesterol is the 'good' cholesterol that is thought to remove the 'bad' cholesterol from the blood vessels.
When you have high levels of 'bad' cholesterol in your blood, it may 'stick' to the inside of your blood vessels instead of being carried to the parts of the body where it is needed. Over time, this can form hard areas (called plaques) on the walls of your blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow. Sometimes, the plaque can detach from the vessel wall and float in the bloodstream; it can then reach a smaller vessel and completely block it. This blocking of your blood vessels can lead to several types of blood vessel disease, heart attack, angina and stroke.
There is another type of fat called triglyceride, which is a source of energy. However, high levels of be associated with low level of 'good' cholesterol and may increase your risk of heart disease.
In some patients, LORSTAT is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides together.
In most people, there are no symptoms of abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Your doctor can measure your levels with a simple blood test.

How LORSTAT works

LORSTAT belongs to a group of medicines known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. LORSTAT 'bad' cholesterol and can raise the 'good' cholesterol. LORSTAT also helps to protect you from a heart attack or stroke.
When you are taking LORSTAT, you also need to follow a low fat diet and other measures, such as exercise and weight control.
LORSTAT may be used alone, or in combination with other medicines, to treat your condition.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children.
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Expand Dulcolax SP Drops CMI 21 Aug 2020
 
Dulcolax SP Drops is used to treat constipation.
Dulcolax SP Drops works by acting on the lining of the lower bowel to stimulate movement and promotes accumulation of water into the bowel to produce soft formed stools.
Sodium picosulfate, the active ingredient in Dulcolax SP Drops, is ineffective in altering the digestion or absorption of calories in the small intestine and therefore does not assist with weight loss.
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Expand Lyzalon (New Formulation) PI 20 Aug 2020
 
Expand Lyzalon (New Formulation) CMI 20 Aug 2020
 
Lyzalon is used to treat neuropathic pain, which is pain caused by an abnormality of, or damage to, the nerves.
Lyzalon is also used to control epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition where you have repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe.
Lyzalon belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants. These medicines are thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves so that seizures do not happen.
Lyzalon also has pain relieving effects.
Lyzalon may be used alone, or in combination with other medicines, to treat your condition.
Your doctor may prescribe Lyzalon in addition to your current therapy when your current treatment is no longer working as well as before.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Lyzalon has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in Children

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand BTC Fluoxetine CMI 14 Aug 2020
 
The name of your medicine is BTC Fluoxetine. It contains the active ingredient fluoxetine (as fluoxetine hydrochloride).
Fluoxetine belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is one of the chemicals in your brain which helps control your mood. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs are thought to help by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain.
Fluoxetine is used to treat:
depression
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD)
Depression is longer lasting and/or more severe than the 'low moods' everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. This imbalance affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, often waking up early, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing. Fluoxetine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Check with your doctor if you need more information about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
The symptoms of OCD vary from patient to patient.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, but make sure you know how it affects you beforehand, as it can make some people dizzy or drowsy, and affect judgement, thinking and motor skills.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Ostelin Vitamin D 7000IU PI 13 Aug 2020