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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Trelegy Ellipta CMI 18 Sep 2020
 
TRELEGY ELLIPTA is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). TRELEGY ELLIPTA is a dry powder inhaler. When you breathe in using the inhaler, the medicine is deposited into the lungs.
COPD is a long-term condition that slowly gets worse. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, chest discomfort and coughing up mucus.
TRELEGY ELLIPTA contains three active ingredients: fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium (as bromide) and vilanterol (as trifenatate).
Fluticasone furoate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, often simply called steroids. They are not 'anabolic steroids' which are the steroids sometimes misused by athletes.
Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation. They reduce the swelling and irritation in the small air passages in the lungs and so ease breathing problems.
Umeclidinium and vilanterol belong to a group of medicines called bronchodilators. They work together to help open the airways and make it easier for air to get in and out of the lungs.
When TRELEGY ELLIPTA is used regularly, it can help to control the breathing difficulties related to your disease and help with the effects of the disease on your everyday life.
TRELEGY ELLIPTA should not be used to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing. If you get this sort of attack you must use a quick-acting inhaler (such as VENTOLIN).
Your doctor may have prescribed TRELEGY ELLIPTA for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
TRELEGY ELLIPTA should not be used in children or adolescents under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Abacavir/Lamivudine Mylan PI 18 Sep 2020
 
Expand Abacavir/Lamivudine Mylan CMI 18 Sep 2020
 
ABACAVIR/LAMIVUDINE MYLAN tablets contain abacavir and lamivudine which belong to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals.
These are also available as separate medicinal products.
ABACAVIR/LAMIVUDINE MYLAN tablets are used together with other antiretrovirals to slow down the progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, which can lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other related illnesses (e.g. AIDS-related Complex or ARC).
ABACAVIR/LAMIVUDINE MYLAN tablets do not cure AIDS or kill the HIV virus, but delays further damage to the immune system by stopping production of new viruses.
ABACAVIR/LAMIVUDINE MYLAN tablets do not reduce the risk of passing the infection to others. You will still be able to pass on the HIV virus by sexual activity or by contamination with infected blood. You should still use proper precautions to prevent this.
While taking ABACAVIR/LAMIVUDINE MYLAN tablets and/or any other therapy for HIV disease, you may continue to develop other infections and other complications of HIV infection. You should keep in regular contact with the doctor who is looking after you.
ABACAVIR/LAMIVUDINE MYLAN tablets are not addictive.
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Expand Dantrium For Injection CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
Dantrium powder for injection is a muscle relaxant used to treat a condition known as malignant hyperthermia. This condition occurs rarely during or after surgery or anaesthesia. The tendency to develop malignant hyperthermia may be inherited.
Some of the symptoms of malignant hyperthermia are very high fever, fast and irregular heart beat, difficulty breathing and rigid muscles. Malignant hyperthemia may be fatal if not treated.
Your doctor may have prescribed Dantrium powder for injection for a purpose other than that listed above. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Dantrium was prescribed for you.
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Expand Dantrium Capsules CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
DANTRIUM capsules are used to relax muscles which are in spasm as a result of spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis. It is of particular help to those patients whose rehabilitation is being slowed down by muscle spasm.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why DANTRIUM has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand APO-Ondansetron ODT CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
APO-ONDANSETRON ODT orally disintegrating tablets are used to treat the nausea and vomiting.
Ondansetron belongs to a group of medicines called antiemetics.
It works by helping to stop the nausea (sick feeling) and vomiting which can occur after certain treatments.
ODT refers to a special type of tablet which dissolves in a few seconds when placed on the tongue. It is easier to swallow than ordinary tablets.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of ondansetron for children under the age of 4 years.
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Expand APO-Perindopril CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Perindopril tablets.
It contains the active ingredient perindopril erbumine.
Perindopril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
It is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure or coronary artery disease.
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.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

High blood pressure

Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps to circulate blood all around the body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have it is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually it can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Perindopril helps to lower your blood pressure.

Heart failure

Heart failure means that the heart muscle is not pumping blood strongly enough to circulate blood around the body properly. Heart failure is not the same as a heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops working. Some people may develop heart failure after having a heart attack, but there are a number of other causes of heart failure.
Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, you may feel short of breath or get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. Fluid may accumulate in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet. You may also wake up short of breath at night. In severe heart failure, symptoms like breathlessness may occur even at rest.
Perindopril helps to treat heart failure. If you follow your doctor's advice, your ability to perform daily activities may improve. You may breathe more easily, feel less tired and have less swelling.

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to the heart. In patients with coronary artery disease, perindopril has been shown to reduce some of the risks, including heart attacks.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children.
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Expand Kadcyla CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
Kadcyla contains an active ingredient called trastuzumab emtansine.
Kadcyla belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-neoplastic (or anti-cancer) agents.
Kadcyla is made up of two substances:
trastuzumab - a monoclonal antibody which recognises and attaches to a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). HER2 is found in large amounts on the surface of some cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins made in a laboratory. These proteins are designed to recognise and bind to other unique proteins in the body.
emtansine - an anti-cancer substance.
Kadcyla is designed to target and deliver the anti-cancer emtansine directly inside HER2-positive cancer cells to stop the growth and spread of the cancer cells.
Kadcyla is used to treat the following stages of HER2-positive breast cancer:
early breast cancer following surgery.
advanced or metastatic breast cancer, i.e the cancer has spread to areas near the breast or to other parts of your body.
It is only used in patients whose tumour has tested positive to HER2. You may have previously received HER2 targeted therapies.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have given it for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Perindopril APOTEX CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
Perindopril is used to treat high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), heart failure or coronary artery disease.
Perindopril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

High blood pressure

Perindopril helps to lower your blood pressure. Everyone has blood pressure, which helps to circulate blood all around the body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have high blood pressure when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are relaxed. There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have it is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, such as stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.

Heart failure

Perindopril helps to treat heart failure. Heart failure means that the heart muscle is not pumping blood strongly enough to circulate blood around the body properly. Heart failure is not the same as a heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops working. Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, you may feel short of breath or get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. Fluid may accumulate in the body, such as swollen ankles and feet. In severe heart failure, symptoms like breathlessness may occur even at rest. If you follow your doctor's advice, your ability to perform daily activities may improve. You may breathe more easily, feel less tired and have less swelling.

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease is the narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to the heart. Perindopril has been shown to reduce some risks of coronary artery disease, including heart attacks.
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.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children. This medicine should not be used in children.
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Expand APO-Doxycycline CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
Doxycycline is used to:
treat certain types of infections
control acne
prevent some forms of malaria.
Doxycycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics.

How it works

Doxycycline works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria which cause infections or make acne worse. It also works against parasites that cause malaria. It will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.
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.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine should not be given to children 8 years of age or under for infections, or to children 10 years of age or under for preventing malaria.
Doxycycline, like other tetracyclines, may cause enamel loss and staining in developing teeth or increase the pressure on your child's brain.
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Expand Invanz CMI 17 Sep 2020
 
INVANZ is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs).
These infections include:
infections within the abdomen (stomach)
pelvic infections
diabetic foot infections in patients without osteomyelitis
INVANZ may also be used in patients not responding to, or unable to tolerate, other antibiotics.
INVANZ belongs to a class of antibiotics called carbapenems. It works by killing the bacteria causing your infection.
Your doctor may have prescribed INVANZ for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why INVANZ has been prescribed for you.
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