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The CMI for your medicine that is on this web site is the most up-to-date version available. It may differ from a CMI that you previously received from your doctor or pharmacist, or in your pack of medicine.

This web site does not contain all CMIs for medicines sold in Australia and not all medicines have a CMI available for them. If you do not find a CMI for your medicine on this page, contact the pharmaceutical company who makes the medicine or talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The information on this web site is intended for use in Australia only.

Product name Date released
Expand Amira 150 and Amira 300 21 Sep 2018
 
The name of your medicine is AMIRA 150 or AMIRA 300. The medicine contains the active ingredient called moclobemide.
AMIRA 150 and AMIRA 300 belong to a group of medicines called antidepressants. Antidepressants are used to treat depression and work on the central nervous system. They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals called amines, which are involved in controlling mood.
There are many different types of medicines used to treat depression. AMIRA 150 and AMIRA 300 belong to a group of medicines called reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed AMIRA 150 or AMIRA 300 for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why AMIRA 150 or AMIRA 300 has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Do not give AMIRA 150 or AMIRA 300 to children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
The safety and effectiveness of AMIRA 150 or AMIRA 300 in this age group has not been established.
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Expand Amisulpride Winthrop 11 Nov 2020
 
The name of your medicine is Amisulpride Winthrop. It contains the active ingredient called amisulpride.
Amisulpride Winthrop belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Amisulpride Winthrop is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a condition which affects the way you think, feel and/or act. Schizophrenia may cause symptoms such as hallucinations (eg hearing, seeing or sensing things which are not there), delusions, unusual suspiciousness, emotional and social withdrawal. People with schizophrenia may also feel depressed, anxious or tense.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amisulpride Winthrop for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amisulpride Winthrop has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Amitriptyline Alphapharm 10 Feb 2020
 
Amitriptyline Alphapharm is used to treat depression.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm 10 mg and Amitriptyline Alphapharm 25 mg tablets can be used at any stage in the treatment of depression. However, the highest strength Amitriptyline Alphapharm 50 mg, is approved only for the maintenance treatment of depression (after your symptoms have improved).
Amitriptyline Alphapharm belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). TCA medicines work by correcting the imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. These chemicals, called amines, are involved in controlling mood. By correcting this imbalance, TCAs can help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm can also be used to treat bed-wetting, provided that there is no physical cause for the problem (eg. problems with the bladder).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amitriptyline Alphapharm has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amitriptyline Alphapharm for another reason.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm is not approved for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age for the treatment of depression.
The safe use and effectiveness of Amitriptyline Alphapharm in treating the above condition, for this age group, has not been established.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Amlodipine APOTEX 11 Apr 2019
 
Amlodipine is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) or treat angina. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

How it works

Amlodipine works by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend using amlodipine in children.
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Expand Amlodipine/Valsartan Novartis 20 Jul 2020
 
AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN NOVARTIS is used to control high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
Everybody has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
High blood pressure increases the workload of the heart and blood vessels. If it continues for a long time, it can damage the blood vessels in the brain, heart and kidneys. This can lead to stroke, heart failure or kidney failure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks. Lowering your blood pressure reduces the chance of these disorders happening.
AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN NOVARTIS contains valsartan and amlodipine besylate. These medicines reduce blood pressure in two different ways.

1. Valsartan blocks the effect of angiotensin II, which is a substance in the body that tightens blood vessels and makes your blood pressure rise. When the effect of angiotensin II is blocked, your blood vessels relax and your blood pressure goes down.

2. Amlodipine besylate blocks the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, they relax blood vessels and increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.

AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN NOVARTIS is used to treat high blood pressure in patients whose blood pressure is not controlled enough with either amlodipine or valsartan on its own.
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 purpose.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN NOVARTIS in children.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
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Expand Amlodipine/Valsartan/HCT Novartis 20 Jul 2020
 
AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN/HCT NOVARTIS is used to control high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
Everybody has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
High blood pressure increases the workload of the heart and blood vessels. If it continues for a long time, it can damage the blood vessels in the brain, heart and kidneys. This can lead to stroke, heart failure or kidney failure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks. Lowering your blood pressure reduces the chance of these disorders happening.
AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN/HCT NOVARTIS contains amlodipine besilate, valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. These medicines reduce blood pressure in three different ways.

1. Amlodipine besilate blocks the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, they relax blood vessels and increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.

2. Valsartan blocks the effect of angiotensin II, which is a substance in the body that tightens blood vessels and makes your blood pressure rise. When the effect of angiotensin II is blocked, your blood vessels relax and your blood pressure goes down.

3. Hydrochlorothiazide helps reduce the amount of excess fluid in the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. This helps lower your blood pressure.

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 purpose.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of AMLODIPINE/VALSARTAN/HCT NOVARTIS in children.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
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Expand Amoxycillin/Clavulanic acid APOTEX 25 Sep 2020
 
Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. These infections may affect the chest (bronchitis or pneumonia), bladder (cystitis), sinuses (sinusitis), ears (otitis media) or skin.

How it works

Amoxycillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanic acid is used to help the amoxycillin work better against certain types of bacteria.
Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid works by killing the bacteria that cause these infections. It will not work against viral infections such as colds or the flu, which are caused by viruses.
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.
These tablets are not recommended for children weighing less than 40 kg.
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Expand Ampicyn 15 Aug 2019
 
AMPICYN is an antibiotic used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
AMPICYN will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or the flu.
AMPICYN is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
Your doctor may have prescribed AMPICYN for another reason. Ask your doctor why AMPICYN has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that AMPICYN is addictive.
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Expand Anafranil 20 Dec 2019
 
Anafranil is used to treat:

1. depression that is longer lasting and/or more severe than the "low moods" that everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. Depression 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, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feelings of guilt.

2. obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and phobias in adults

3. muscle weakness in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.

The symptoms of these disorders vary from person to person. Your doctor can provide you with more information.
Anafranil belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants.
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 purpose.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Anagrelide APOTEX 25 Jun 2020
 
ANAGRELIDE APOTEX Capsules contain the active ingredient anagrelide hydrochloride, which acts upon the bone marrow and prevents it from producing too many of the blood cells known as "platelets".
In a disease such as "thrombocythaemia", the bone marrow produces too many of these cells, and the very large numbers of platelets in the blood can cause serious problems with blood circulation. By preventing too many platelets from being made, ANAGRELIDE APOTEX can help prevent these problems.
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 only available on a doctor's prescription.
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