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Expand Enoxaparin Winthrop PI 22 Jan 2018
 
Expand Enoxaparin Winthrop CMI 22 Jan 2018
 
Enoxaparin Winthrop is used in a number of medical conditions. It is used to:
treat blood clots
treat certain types of heart disease (eg. angina and heart attacks), when used with aspirin
prevent blood clots forming after an operation, during hospitalisation or extended bed rest or during purification of the blood by an artificial kidney (haemodialysis).
Enoxaparin Winthrop is one of a group of medicines called low molecular weight heparins (LMWH). These medicines work by reducing blood clotting activity.
Your doctor may have prescribed Enoxaparin Winthrop for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Enoxaparin Winthrop has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Enoxaparin Winthrop is addictive.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand APO-Dorzolamide/Timolol CMI 18 Jan 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Dorzolamide/Timolol eye drops. It contains the active ingredients dorzolamide (22.3 mg of dorzolamide hydrochloride) and timolol (6.8 mg of timolol maleate).
It is used to treat 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. Also, some people with raised eye pressure may not have glaucoma.
Glaucoma is usually caused by a build-up 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. The only way of knowing that you have glaucoma is to have your eye pressure, optic nerve and visual field checked by an eye specialist or optometrist. If glaucoma is not treated it can lead to serious problems. You may have no symptoms but eventually glaucoma can lead to total blindness. In fact, untreated glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness.
Although dorzolamide/timolol helps control your glaucoma it does not cure it.
For more information about glaucoma, contact Glaucoma Australia Inc., PO Box 420, Crows Nest 1585, telephone 02 9906 6640.
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.

How it works

Dorzolamide/timolol contains two active ingredients, dorzolamide (as hydrochloride) and timolol (as maleate). Both of these active ingredients lower pressure in the eye by reducing the production of fluid, but they do this in different ways.
Dorzolamide (as hydrochloride) belongs to a family of medicines called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
Timolol (as maleate) belongs to a family of medicines called beta-blockers.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children.
The safety and effectiveness of dorzolamide in children have not been established.
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Expand APO-Dorzolamide/Timolol PI 18 Jan 2018
 
Expand APO-Dorzolamide CMI 18 Jan 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Dorzolamide eye drops. It contains the active ingredient dorzolamide hydrochloride.
It is used to treat 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. Also, some people with raised eye pressure may not have glaucoma.
Glaucoma is usually caused by a build-up 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. The only way of knowing that you have glaucoma is to have your eye pressure, optic nerve and visual field checked by an eye specialist or optometrist. If glaucoma is not treated it can lead to serious problems. You may have no symptoms but eventually glaucoma can lead to total blindness. In fact, untreated glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness.
Although dorzolamide helps control your glaucoma it does not cure it.
For more information about glaucoma, contact Glaucoma Australia Inc., PO Box 420, Crows Nest 1585, telephone 02 9906 6640.
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.

How it works

Dorzolamide is used, either alone or in combination with other eye drops or medicines, to lower raised pressure within your eye(s).
Dorzolamide lowers pressure in the eye by reducing the production of fluid.
Dorzolamide belongs to a family of medicines called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children.
The safety and effectiveness of dorzolamide in children have not been established.
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Expand APO-Dorzolamide PI 18 Jan 2018
 
Expand Fluzone High-Dose CMI 15 Jan 2018
 
Expand Fluzone High-Dose PI 12 Jan 2018
 
Expand Maviret PI 11 Jan 2018
 
Expand Trumenba CMI 02 Jan 2018
 
Trumenba is a vaccine, a type of medicine used to protect against infectious diseases.
Trumenba is used to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B.
The Neisseria meningitidis bacteria can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections such as meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (blood poisoning).
Trumenba does not help to protect against meningococcal disease caused by other types of Neisseria bacteria.
It does not protect against meningitis and blood poisoning caused by other bacteria or viruses.
When a person is given Trumenba, the immune system (the body's natural defence system) will produce its own protection (antibodies) against disease.
Your body usually takes several weeks after vaccination to develop protection against invasive meningococcal disease.
Most people will produce enough antibodies to protect them against invasive meningococcal disease.
However, as with all vaccines, 100% protection cannot be guaranteed.
Trumenba will not give you or your child meningococcal disease.
The chance of a severe reaction from Trumenba is very small, but the risks from not being vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease may be very serious.
Trumenba is used in adults and children aged 10 years and older.
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Expand Trumenba PI 02 Jan 2018
 
Expand APO-Ibuprofen 400 CMI 04 Dec 2017
 
Ibuprofen is used for the temporary relief of pain and/or inflammation associated with:
headache
migraine headache
tension headache
sinus pain
toothache
dental procedures
backache
muscular aches and pains
period pain
sore throat
tennis elbow
arthritis
rheumatic pain, and
the aches and pains associated with colds and flu
It also reduces fever.
Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs).
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about this medicine.
Your pharmacist or doctor may have given it to you for another reason.
APO-Ibuprofen 400 is only available from your pharmacist.
APO-Ibuprofen 400 is not addictive.
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Expand APO-Ibuprofen 400 PI 04 Dec 2017
 
Expand APO-Dutasteride CMI 01 Dec 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-DUTASTERIDE Soft Capsules. It contains the active ingredient dutasteride.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called 5 alpha reductase enzyme inhibitors which are used in men who have a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland which is located at the lower portion of the urinary bladder surrounding the urethra (urine carrying tube). In men with BPH, the prostate gland becomes large enough to squeeze the urine tube running through it. If the urine tube is squeezed it narrows, making it more difficult for you to pass urine normally and you may have some or all of the following symptoms:
difficulty in starting to urinate
an interrupted, weak urinary stream
more frequent urination, especially at night
feeling that you need to urinate right away
leaking or dribbling
a feeling that you cannot empty your bladder completely
As the disease progresses, untreated BPH can lead to an increased risk of complete blockage of urine flow (acute urinary retention) and/or the need for surgery.
Dutasteride may also be taken in combination with another type of medicine called an alpha blocker in order to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
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.

How it works

Prostate growth is caused by a hormone in the blood called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dutasteride lowers DHT production in the body, leading to shrinkage of the enlarged prostate in most men. Just as your prostate became large over a long period of time, reducing the size of your prostate and improving your symptoms may take time.
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 APO-Dutasteride PI 01 Dec 2017
 
Expand Monurol CMI 30 Nov 2017
 
MONUROL contains the active ingredient fosfomycin trometamol and it belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics.
MONUROL is only used to treat uncomplicated infections of the bladder in females. It works by killing bacteria which can cause infections. 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.
MONUROL is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Zinplava PI 24 Nov 2017
 
Expand Influvac Tetra CMI 23 Nov 2017
 
INFLUVAC TETRA is used to prevent certain types of influenza (commonly called flu). The vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against four different types of influenza virus.
Each year new types of influenza virus can appear, so every year INFLUVAC TETRA is changed to contain fragments of the new types of virus. Therefore, influenza vaccination is recommended every year.
Please note that INFLUVAC TETRA will only protect you against the four types of influenza virus used to make the vaccine. It will not protect you from influenza caused by other types of influenza virus or from infections with other agents causing flu-like symptoms (such as the common cold).
Influenza is an infectious illness. Influenza is spread by small droplets from the nose, throat or mouth of an infected person. Symptoms of influenza begin 48 hours after coming into contact with the virus. These consist of chills, fever, generalised aches and pains, headache and respiratory symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, cough). The severity and type of symptoms can vary. Most people recover completely within a week. The risk of serious complications (e.g. pneumonia and death) is greater in very young, very old and chronically ill persons.
INFLUVAC TETRA can be used in adults over the age of 18 years.
Talk to your doctor if you have any questions.
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Expand Influvac Tetra PI 22 Nov 2017
 
Expand Allopurinol Apotex PI 20 Nov 2017