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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Pramipexole XR GP CMI 17 Nov 2017
 
PRAMIPEXOLE XR GP is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease is a disease of the brain that affects body movement. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease are caused by a lack of dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical produced by certain brain cells. Dopamine binds to dopamine receptors and relays messages in the part of the brain that controls movement. When too little dopamine is produced, this results in Parkinson's disease.

How it works

PRAMIPEXOLE XR GP contains the active ingredient pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate, which belongs to a group of medicines known as dopamine agonists, which bind to dopamine receptors.
PRAMIPEXOLE XR GP works by having a similar effect as dopamine in the brain.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why PRAMIPEXOLE XR GP has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed PRAMIPEXOLE XR GP for another reason.
PRAMIPEXOLE XR GP is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

PRAMIPEXOLE XR GP is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age as its safety and effectiveness in that age group have not been established.
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Expand Elidel CMI 17 Nov 2017
 
Elidel cream is used to treat the early signs and symptoms of eczema (also called atopic dermatitis), such as itching, redness and tiny bumps or thickening of the skin. It is suitable for infants of 3 months or older, children, teenagers and adults.
Elidel can be used to treat repeated episodes of eczema. Treatment is started as soon as the first symptoms of eczema appear, to prevent these from progressing to more severe symptoms that may require the use of a steroid cream.
However, if a steroid cream is required to treat an episode of eczema, Elidel cream can be used to treat any remaining symptoms after the steroid cream has been stopped.
Elidel cream is a steroid-free medicine that treats inflammation of the skin. It works in specific cells in the skin that cause inflammation and the characteristic redness and itching of eczema.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Dona CMI 17 Nov 2017
 
DONA Glucosamine contains glucosamine sulfate-sodium chloride complex – the stabilised crystalline form of glucosamine sulfate which is clinically proven to assist in the relief of the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, spine and hands. It acts on both the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, helps in building and maintaining healthy cartilage which is essential for healthy function of the joints, and may reduce the breakdown of existing cartilage.
DONA Glucosamine may reduce inflammation, aid in the management of swelling and tenderness, may assist with the symptomatic relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis, and has demonstrated improvement in the mobility of joints. It has been shown to rebuild damaged cartilage, thus restoring articular function.
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Expand Azep CMI 17 Nov 2017
 
AZEP NASAL SPRAY is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing, itching or blocked nose caused by allergies, such as to pollen (hay fever) house dust mites or pet hair.
AZEP NASAL SPRAY belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine and other substances produced by the body, which are causing your allergies. When you use AZEP NASAL SPRAY as directed, you should be able to free yourself from the troublesome symptoms of hayfever and enjoy a better lifestyle, indoors and outdoors.
AZEP NASAL SPRAY is not addictive.
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Expand Waxsol Ear Drops CMI 16 Nov 2017
 
WAXSOL is used to help remove ear wax in adults, and the elderly. Use in children under 12 years only on medical advice. The drops help to clear your ear canal if it is blocked with wax by softening it and breaking it up. WAXSOL contains a mild emulsifier which penetrates and helps disperse ear wax.

What is ear wax?

Ear wax is produced by the glands in the skin lining the ear canal, and its purpose appears to be protective.

Ear Care

The shape of the ear canal makes it difficult to clean. Because of the delicate nature of the ear, cotton buds and other instruments should never be inserted into it. WAXSOL is used to soften and remove ear wax.
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Expand Tixol PI 16 Nov 2017
 
Expand Eyezep Eye Drops CMI 16 Nov 2017
 
EYEZEP is used for the treatment and prevention of seasonal and non-seasonal (perennial) allergic conjunctivitis, caused by allergies, such as to pollen (hay fever) or house dust mites. The effects are red, itchy and/or watery eyes, sometimes together with sneezing or a runny, itchy or blocked nose.
EYEZEP belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine and other substances produced by the body, which are causing your allergies.
EYEZEP is not addictive.
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Expand Dymista CMI 15 Nov 2017
 
DYMISTA 125/50 Nasal Spray is sprayed into the nose to treat allergic rhinitis (hayfever and other allergies) and rhinoconjunctivitis (allergy-induced symptoms in the nose and eyes) in adults and children 12 years and older where use of a combination (intranasal antihistamine and glucocorticoid) is appropriate.
DYMISTA 125/50 Nasal Spray relieves the symptoms of allergies, for example: symptoms relating to the nose - runny nose, post nasal drip, sneezing, itchy or blocked nose and symptoms relating to the eyes - itchy, watery and red eyes.
Hayfever is an inflammation or swelling of the nose lining (which may cause blockage, runny nose, itching and/ or sneezing).
You may have symptoms only during spring or summer. This type of allergy is generally due to various pollens. Some people may experience symptoms all year round. This is usually caused by house dust mites, pets or moulds.
This medicine contains two active ingredients: azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate.
Azelastine hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Antihistamines work by preventing the effects of substances such as histamine that the body produces as part of an allergic reaction. This reduces symptoms of an allergic rhinitis.
Fluticasone propionate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are used to help reduce inflammation.
Due to the fast relief and the anti-inflammatory effect, DYMISTA 125/50 Nasal Spray is more effective on symptoms relating to the nose and eyes than either antihistamine or corticosteroid therapy alone.
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 Colifoam CMI 15 Nov 2017
 
COLIFOAM is a type of cortisone and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids.
COLIFOAM is used to treat inflammation of the lower bowel. These diseases can produce severe diarrhoea and pain.
Your doctor may have prescribed COLIFOAM for another purpose.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why COLIFOAM has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that COLIFOAM is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Aurorix CMI 15 Nov 2017
 
The name of your medicine is AURORIX. It contains the active ingredient called moclobemide.
AURORIX belongs 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. AURORIX belongs to a group of medicines called reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed AURORIX for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why AURORIX has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Do not give AURORIX to children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
The safety and effectiveness of AURORIX in this age group has not been established.
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Expand Acnatac CMI 15 Nov 2017
 
ACNATAC is used on the skin to treat acne in patients 12 years and older.
ACNATAC contains two active ingredients: clindamycin (as phosphate) and tretinoin.
Clindamycin is an antimicrobial agent. It limits the growth of bacteria associated with acne and the inflammation caused by these bacteria.
Tretinoin normalises the growth of superficial skin cells and causes normal shedding of the cells that clog the hair follicles in areas with acne. This prevents the build-up of sebum and the formation of early acne lesions (blackheads and whiteheads).
ACNATAC combines clindamycin and tretinoin and therefore is more effective at treating acne than when these active ingredients are used separately.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ACNATAC has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is not addictive.
ACNATAC is only available with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children under 12 years of age.
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Expand Clopine PI 13 Nov 2017
 
Expand Valganciclovir Mylan PI 13 Nov 2017
 
Expand Eyezep Eye Drops PI 13 Nov 2017
 
Expand Oncaspar CMI 13 Nov 2017
 
ONCASPAR contains pegaspargase which is a form of an enzyme called asparaginase. This enzyme breaks down to asparaginase, an important building block in making proteins, without which cells cannot survive. ONCASPAR lowers asparaginase levels in blood cancer cells and stops the cancer from growing. Pegaspargase may sometimes be called pegylated (or "PEG") asparaginase.
ONCASPAR is used to treat leukaemia. It belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic or cytotoxic medicines. You may also hear of these being called chemotherapy medicines.
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 no evidence that it is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Elidel PI 13 Nov 2017
 
Expand Dymista PI 13 Nov 2017
 
Expand Colifoam PI 13 Nov 2017
 
Expand Azep PI 13 Nov 2017
 
Expand Acnatac PI 13 Nov 2017