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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Ciproxin HC CMI 20 Oct 2017
 
Ciproxin HC is used to treat an infection of the outer ear caused by bacteria. This condition is known as bacterial otitis externa. It may cause itching or pain.
Ciproxin HC contains two active ingredients:
Ciprofloxacin; a "fluoroquinolone" antibiotic which kills the bacteria causing the infection.
Hydrocortisone; a corticosteroid that reduces the pain, redness and/or inflammation.
Ciproxin HC will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or the flu, or infections caused by fungus.
Before prescribing Ciproxin HC for you or your child, your doctor will have examined the ears and decided that Ciproxin HC is the right medicine.
Your doctor may have prescribed Ciproxin HC for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Ciproxin HC is only available on a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

Ciproxin HC is not recommended in children under the age of 2 years.
The safety and effectiveness of Ciproxin HC in children under 2 years has not been established.
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Expand Kytril Injection CMI 19 Oct 2017
 
KYTRIL contains the active ingredient granisetron.
KYTRIL belongs to a group of medicines called anti-emetics.
KYTRIL is given to stop you feeling sick (nauseous) or being sick (vomiting). It is especially useful when you need to have medical treatment that may cause you to feel or be sick, for example, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why KYTRIL has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Adynovate CMI 19 Oct 2017
 
ADYNOVATE belongs to the group of medicines called blood coagulation factor VIII. It is used for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients with haemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency).
This preparation does not contain von Willebrand factor and is therefore not suitable for use in von Willebrand's disease.
ADYNOVATE contains the active substance rurioctocog alfa pegol, pegylated human recombinant coagulation factor VIII. The human coagulation factor VIII is produced by recombinant DNA technology and has been modified chemically to prolong its duration of action.
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Expand Kytril Tablets CMI 19 Oct 2017
 
KYTRIL contains the active ingredient granisetron.
It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-emetics.
KYTRIL is used to stop you feeling sick (nauseous) or being sick (vomiting). It is especially useful when you need to have medical treatment that may cause you to feel or be sick, for example, chemotherapy.
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.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Kytril PI 19 Oct 2017
 
Expand Adynovate PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Etoposide Ebewe CMI 16 Oct 2017
 
Etoposide belongs to a group of medicines known as antineoplastic or cytotoxic agents. You may also hear it referred to as a chemotherapy medicine.
It is used to treat lung cancer, leukaemia (blood cancer) and cancer of the lymph glands. It interferes with the development of cells and causes cell death, particularly in cancer cells.
Etoposide Ebewe may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat cancer.
Your doctor may have prescribed Etoposide Ebewe for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Etoposide Ebewe has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Herclon PI 11 Oct 2017
 
Expand Sandoz Venlafaxine XR PI 10 Oct 2017
 
Expand Sandoz Venlafaxine XR CMI 10 Oct 2017
 

What it does

Sandoz Venlafaxine XR modified release capsules are used in the treatment and prevention of relapse of depression and panic attacks and in the treatment of anxiety, including avoidance or fear of social situations.
Depression can affect your whole body and may cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing.
Excessive anxiety is a condition in which you feel constantly and uncontrollably worried and distressed. It may also make you feel irritable, and cause difficulty in thinking and sleeping. Other common symptoms associated with anxiety may include a dry mouth, a lump in the throat, cold clammy hands, diarrhoea and nausea.
Depression and anxiety are treatable illnesses. Anxiety or tension associated with the normal stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with medicines.

How it works

Sandoz Venlafaxine XR contains the active ingredient called venlafaxine hydrochloride. It belongs to a class of medications for depression and anxiety, called Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs).
Serotonin and noradrenaline are chemical messengers that allow certain nerves in the brain to work. Sandoz Venlafaxine XR modified release capsules increase the level of these two messengers. Experts think this is how it helps to restore your feeling of wellness.
Sandoz Venlafaxine XR is not addictive.
Your doctor may have prescribed Sandoz Venlafaxine XR modified release capsules for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Sandoz Venlafaxine XR modified release capsules has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Betahistine Sandoz CMI 09 Oct 2017
 
Betahistine Sandoz is used to treat a disorder of the working of your inner ear. This disorder may include one or more of the following symptoms, in one or both ears:
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
Loss of clear hearing
Problems with balance (vertigo)
These symptoms may also be associated with nausea, vomiting and headache. Often these symptoms together are referred to as Méniere's Syndrome.
Based on animal studies, the active ingredient of Betahistine Sandoz tablets, betahistine dihydrochloride, works by improving the blood flow of the inner ear and restoring it to normal. It also acts on the nerve endings in the inner ear to normalise the way in which the nerves respond to outside influences.
Your doctor may have prescribed Betahistine Sandoz for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Betahistine Sandoz has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Betahistine Sandoz is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Betahistine Sandoz PI 09 Oct 2017
 
Expand Ciloxan Ear Drops CMI 09 Oct 2017
 
Ciloxan is used to treat certain types of ear infections caused by bacteria. Your doctor will usually prescribe this medicine because you have a middle ear infection.
Ciloxan contains ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolones. This antibiotic works by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
Ciloxan will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or the flu, or infections caused by fungus.
Before prescribing Ciloxan, the doctor will have examined your ear(s) and decided that Ciloxan is the right medicine for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Ciloxan for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Ciloxan Ear Drops are only available on a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

Do not use Ciloxan Ear Drops in children under 12 months of age.
The safety and effectiveness of Ciloxan Ear Drops in this age group has not been established.
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Expand Fluorescite CMI 09 Oct 2017
 
Fluorescite Injection contains fluorescein sodium which possesses the property of "fluorescence".
Fluorescite Injection is a "diagnostic agent".
Fluorescite allows your doctor to see the blood moving through the small blood vessels at the back of your eye(s). It assists your doctor in determining if areas of your eye(s) are damaged or unhealthy.

Use in children

The safety and effectiveness of Fluorescite Injection has not been established.
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Expand Betoquin CMI 09 Oct 2017
 
Betoquin contains the active ingredient betaxolol hydrochloride. Betaxolol hydrochloride belongs to a class of medicines known as "beta-adrenergic blocking agents".
Your doctor has prescribed Betoquin for you because the pressure within your eye(s), known as "intraocular pressure", is higher than normal. This raised pressure may damage your eyesight and lead to a condition known as glaucoma.
There are usually no symptoms of glaucoma. If glaucoma is not treated it can lead to serious problems, including total blindness. Untreated glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness.
Betoquin is used, either alone or in combination with other medicines, to lower the raised pressure within your eye(s). Betoquin does this by reducing the amount of fluid produced within your eye(s).
Although Betoquin helps control your glaucoma it does not cure it. So you must keep using it until your doctor tells you to stop.
For more information about glaucoma contact Glaucoma Australia (telephone 1800 500 880).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Betoquin Eye Drops have been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Betoquin Eye Drops for another reason.
Betoquin Eye Drops are not addictive.

Use in Children

Betoquin is not recommended for use in children. The safety and effectiveness of Betoquin in children has not been established.
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Expand Lomide CMI 09 Oct 2017
 
Lomide contains the active ingredient, lodoxamide, which is a "mast cell stabiliser" which works by preventing the allergic response to stimulants (e.g. pollen, dust) that cause conjunctivitis.
This medicine is used for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (itchy, watery or swollen eyes and/or eyelids). It is also used to treat a severe allergic condition of the eye called vernal keratoconjunctivitis or spring catarrh.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been given to you.
Your pharmacist or doctor may have given it for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
It is available from your pharmacy.

Use in children

Lomide is not recommended for use in children under 4 years.
The safety and effectiveness of Lomide in this age group have not been established.
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Expand APO-Paroxetine CMI 06 Oct 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Paroxetine. It contains the active ingredient, paroxetine (as paroxetine hydrochloride).
It is used to treat:
depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
panic disorder
social anxiety disorder or social phobia
generalised anxiety disorder
post-traumatic stress disorder.
It is also used to prevent the symptoms of depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and panic disorder from coming back.
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

Paroxetine belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 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, not interested in usual 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. Paroxetine corrects the chemical imbalance and so helps to relieve the symptoms of depression, and stops them coming back.
Paroxetine is thought to have a similar action when it used to treat or prevent irrational fears or obsessional behaviour or panic attacks, and when it is used to treat patients who may avoid and/or are fearful of social situations, have excessive anxiety and worry, who feel irritable, restless and/or tense in the muscles, or who experience repeated and distressing recollections of a past traumatic event.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive
Clinical experience has shown that paroxetine should not affect the ability to drive or operate machinery. However, make sure you know how paroxetine affects you before driving or operating machinery, as it can make some people drowsy or dizzy or affect their concentration.

Use in children

Paroxetine is not recommended for use in anyone under 18 years of age. It has been shown that the risk of serious side effects such as suicidal thoughts and actions is higher in people under 18.
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Expand APO-Paroxetine PI 06 Oct 2017
 
Expand Akineton 2mg Tablets CMI 04 Oct 2017
 
Akineton is used to treat symptoms of parkinsonism.
The symptoms of parkinsonism include slow and unsteady movement, muscle stiffness and shaking (tremors). If untreated parkinsonism can cause difficulty in performing normal daily activities.
Symptoms of parkinsonism can be caused by certain diseases of the brain affecting movement, such as Parkinson's disease. They can also be caused by some medicines that are used to treat certain mental conditions.
It is believed the symptoms of parkinsonism are caused by a lack of dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical produced by certain brain cells. When not enough dopamine is present, acetylcholine which is another naturally occurring chemical produced by brain cells, can interfere with the regions of the brain that control muscle movement.
Akineton blocks the effects of acetylcholine. In many patients, this reduces the symptoms of shaking and muscle stiffness.
Akineton is also used to treat cramps that occur during the night.
Akineton belongs to a group of medicines called anticholinergics. It is available as tablets.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why AKINETON has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Akineton for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
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Expand Akineton 2mg Tablets PI 04 Oct 2017