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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Minims Chloramphenicol PI 20 Jul 2018
 
Expand Minims Chloramphenicol CMI 20 Jul 2018
 
Minims Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic solution that is used to treat an eye infection called bacterial conjunctivitis, which is a bacterial infection involving the mucous membrane of the surface of the eye.
The most common symptom is the presence of a sticky yellow-white discharge with mucus and pus (or glued eyes, especially in the morning on waking). Other symptoms include a gritty sensation in the eye, redness, irritation and watering of the eyes. The infection usually starts in one eye and then spreads to the other.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or optometrist if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. They may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand Diltiazem Sandoz CD PI 20 Jul 2018
 
Expand Sevelamer Hydrochloride Winthrop PI 11 Jul 2018
 
Expand Sevelamer Hydrochloride Sanofi PI 11 Jul 2018
 
Expand Prevymis PI 09 Jul 2018
 
Expand Kalixocin CMI 09 Jul 2018
 
Kalixocin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, including the following:
respiratory tract infections (throat, airways and lungs)
ear infections
skin infections
peptic ulcer.
Kalixocin is also used to prevent a specific bacterial infection associated with HIV infection.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Kalixocin for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Kalixocin has been prescribed for you.
Kalixocin is an antibiotic that belongs to the group of medicines called macrolides. These medicines work by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria which cause infections.
Kalixocin will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.
Kalixocin is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Kalixocin is addictive.
Klacid to treat peptic ulcer
Peptic ulcers are associated with an infection in the intestine and stomach by a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Nearly all patients with peptic ulcers are infected with this bacteria.
The H. pylori infection can be treated with a combination of Klacid (clarithromycin) and other appropriate antibiotic and stomach acid control treatments. However, the best combination of tablets to treat H. pylori infection is yet to be determined. Your doctor will determine the best combination for you.
If your symptoms return, consult your doctor. It is possible that Klacid may no longer be effective in killing the H. pylori infection and a different antibiotic may be needed.
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Expand Maviret CMI 09 Jul 2018
 
MAVIRET is a tablet that contains two active substances called glecaprevir and pibrentasvir.
This medicine is used to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adult patients.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called direct-acting antiviral agents.
This medicine works by stopping the hepatitis C virus from multiplying and infecting new cells. This allows the infection to be permanently eliminated from the body.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
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Expand APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin CMI 06 Jul 2018
 
APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin helps to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is used in people whose cholesterol levels are too high and when diet alone cannot lower these levels adequately is used to treat high cholesterol.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is one of several fatty substances found in the bloodstream. Your total cholesterol is made up mainly of LDL and HDL cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol is often called 'bad' cholesterol because it can build up in the walls of your arteries forming plaque. Eventually this plaque build-up can lead to a narrowing of the arteries.
This narrowing can slow or block blood flow to vital organs such as the heart and brain. This blocking of blood flow can result in a heart attack or stroke.
HDL cholesterol is often called 'good' cholesterol because it helps keep the bad cholesterol from building up in the arteries and protects against heart disease.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are another form of fat in your blood that may increase your risk for heart disease.

How APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin works

APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin reduces elevated total-cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides and increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine and by reducing the amount of cholesterol made in the liver. APO- Ezetimibe/Simvastatin does not help you lose weight.
If you have heart disease and a history of heart attack or hospitalisation for unstable angina (chest pain), APO- Ezetimibe/Simvastatin reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, surgery to increase heart blood flow, or hospitalisation for chest pain.
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.
APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in Children and Adolescents

APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin is used in children and adolescents (10 to 17 years of age) to treat familial hypercholesterolaemia, a type of high cholesterol that is hereditary (i.e. passed on through families).
APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin is not recommended for use in children under 10 years of age, as there have been no studies of its effects in this age group.
Your doctor will assess whether APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin is suitable for your child. Depending on the pubertal development of your child, APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin may not be suitable for him or her.
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Expand APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin PI 06 Jul 2018
 
Expand APO-Moclobemide CMI 04 Jul 2018
 
The name of your medicine is Apo-Moclobemide. It contains the active ingredient moclobemide.
It is used to treat depression.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed moclobemide for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

How it works

There are many different types of medicines used to treat depression. Moclobemide belongs to a group of antidepressant medicines called reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA).
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.
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.
Moclobemide helps to correct this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Expand APO-Moclobemide PI 04 Jul 2018
 
Expand Blooms The Chemist Ezetimibe CMI 03 Jul 2018
 
Blooms The Chemist Ezetimibe is used to lower cholesterol levels. It is used in people whose cholesterol levels are too high and when diet alone cannot lower these levels adequately.
Cholesterol
Cholesterol is one of several fatty substances found in the bloodstream. Your total cholesterol is made up mainly of LDL and HDL cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol is often called 'bad' cholesterol because it can build up in the walls of your arteries forming plaque. Eventually this plaque build-up can lead to a narrowing of the arteries.
This narrowing can slow or block blood flow to vital organs such as the heart and brain. This blocking of blood flow can result in a heart attack or stroke.
HDL cholesterol is often called 'good' cholesterol because it helps keep the bad cholesterol from building up in the arteries and protects against heart disease.
Triglycerides
Triglycerides are another form of fat in your blood that may increase your risk for heart disease.
How Ezetimibe works
Ezetimibe reduces elevated total-cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides and increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
Ezetimibe works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine. Statins lower cholesterol in a different way, by reducing the amount of cholesterol made in the liver.
Ezetimibe adds to the cholesterol-lowering effect of statins.
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.
Use in Children and Adolescents
Ezetimibe is used in children and adolescents (10 to 17 years of age) to treat familial hypercholesterolaemia, a type of high cholesterol that is hereditary (i.e. passed on through families).
Ezetimibe is not recommended in children under 10 years of age as there have been very few studies of its effects in these children.
Your doctor will assess if Ezetimibe is suitable for your child. Depending on the pubertal development of your child, Ezetimibe may not be suitable for him or her.
 
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Expand Blooms The Chemist Ezetimibe PI 03 Jul 2018
 
Expand APO-Ezetimibe CMI 03 Jul 2018
 
APO-Ezetimibe is used to lower cholesterol levels. It is used in people whose cholesterol levels are too high and when diet alone cannot lower these levels adequately.
Cholesterol
Cholesterol is one of several fatty substances found in the bloodstream. Your total cholesterol is made up mainly of LDL and HDL cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol is often called 'bad' cholesterol because it can build up in the walls of your arteries forming plaque. Eventually this plaque build-up can lead to a narrowing of the arteries.
This narrowing can slow or block blood flow to vital organs such as the heart and brain. This blocking of blood flow can result in a heart attack or stroke.
HDL cholesterol is often called 'good' cholesterol because it helps keep the bad cholesterol from building up in the arteries and protects against heart disease.
Triglycerides
Triglycerides are another form of fat in your blood that may increase your risk for heart disease.
How Ezetimibe works
Ezetimibe reduces elevated total-cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides and increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
Ezetimibe works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine. Statins lower cholesterol in a different way, by reducing the amount of cholesterol made in the liver.
Ezetimibe adds to the cholesterol-lowering effect of statins.
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.
Use in Children and Adolescents
Ezetimibe is used in children and adolescents (10 to 17 years of age) to treat familial hypercholesterolaemia, a type of high cholesterol that is hereditary (i.e. passed on through families).
Ezetimibe is not recommended in children under 10 years of age as there have been very few studies of its effects in these children.
Your doctor will assess if Ezetimibe is suitable for your child. Depending on the pubertal development of your child, Ezetimibe may not be suitable for him or her.
 
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Expand APO-Ezetimibe PI 03 Jul 2018
 
Expand Juluca PI 26 Jun 2018
 
Expand Juluca CMI 26 Jun 2018
 
JULUCA is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection in adults.
Each JULUCA tablet contains two active ingredients that are used to treat HIV infection: dolutegravir and rilpivirine. Dolutegravir belongs to a group of anti-retroviral medicines called integrase inhibitors (INIs) Rilpivirine belongs to a group of anti-retroviral medicines called non-nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs).
JULUCA does not cure HIV infection, it keeps the amount of virus in your body at a low level. This helps maintain the number of CD4+ cells in your blood. CD4+ cells are a type of white blood cell that are important in helping your body to fight infection.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
JULUCA is not addictive.
JULUCA is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
JULUCA is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Abelcet PI 20 Jun 2018
 
Expand Tenofovir Apotex CMI 14 Jun 2018
 
The name of your medicine is Tenofovir APOTEX Tablets. It contains the active ingredient tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.
It is an antiviral medication used to treat two different viruses, Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.
It is a type of medicine called a HBV polymerase inhibitor and a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI).

Use in the Treatment of CHB

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is used to treat CHB (an infection with hepatitis B virus [HBV]) in adults and paediatric patients aged 12 years and older and weighing at least 35 kg.
It works by interfering with the normal working of enzymes (HBV DNA polymerase) that are essential for HBV to reproduce itself.
This medicine may help lower the amount of hepatitis B virus in your body by lowering the ability of the virus to multiply and infect new liver cells and can improve the inflammation and scar tissue caused by the hepatitis B virus in your liver. Lowering the amount of virus in your body may reduce the chance of developing cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.
We do not know how long this medicine may help treat your hepatitis. Sometimes viruses change in your body and medicines no longer work. This is called drug resistance.

Use in the Treatment of HIV-Infection

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is also used to treat HIV infection in adults and paediatric patients aged 12 years and older and weighing at least 35 kg. It is always used in combination with other anti-HIV medicines to treat people with HIV-1 infection.
HIV infection destroys CD4 (T) cells, which are important to the immune system. After a large number of T cells are destroyed, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) develops.
This medicine helps to block HIV1 reverse transcriptase, a chemical (enzyme) in your body that is needed for HIV-1 to multiply. It lowers the amount of HIV-1 in the blood (called viral load) and may help to increase the number of T cells (called CD4 cells). Lowering the amount of HIV-1 in the blood lowers the chance of death or infections that happen when your immune system is weak (opportunistic infections).
You do not have to have HIV-infection to be treated with this medicine for HBV and vice versa.

Does this medicine cure HIV-1 or AIDS?

This medicine does not cure HIV-1 infection, or AIDS. The long-term effects of this medicine are not known at this time. People taking this medicine may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that happen with HIV-1 infection. Opportunistic infections are infections that develop because the immune system is weak. Some of these conditions are pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections.

Does this medicine reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 or HBV to others?

Tenofovir does not reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 or HBV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination.
Continue to practice safe sex and do not use or share dirty needles.
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 no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children less than 12 years of age.
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