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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Syntocinon CMI 19 Oct 2018
 
Syntocinon can be used to bring on (induce) labour. It can also be used during and immediately after delivery to help the birth and to prevent or treat excessive bleeding.
Syntocinon is a man-made chemical that is identical to a natural hormone called oxytocin. It works by stimulating the muscles of the uterus (womb) to produce rhythmic contractions.
Syntocinon is not suitable in all situations - for example, if the baby or placenta are in the wrong position or if you have had a previous caesarean section or other surgery involving the uterus. Your doctor can give you more information on the suitability of Syntocinon in your particular case.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Syntocinon has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
Syntocinon is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
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Expand Steglujan CMI 18 Oct 2018
 
STEGLUJAN is used to help lower your blood sugar (glucose), which is too high because of your type 2 diabetes. STEGLUJAN can be used alone or in combination with certain other medicines that lower blood sugar, along with a recommended diet and exercise program.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems.
High blood sugar can be lowered by diet and exercise, and by certain medicines when necessary.
Your doctor will do blood tests regularly to check your diabetes. These tests look to see if your blood sugar is normal at that moment (blood sugar levels) and how well you have managed your blood sugar over time (called haemoglobin A1c).

How STEGLUJAN works

STEGLUJAN contains two active ingredients - ertugliflozin and sitagliptin. Ertugliflozin belongs to a group of medicines you take by mouth called SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors and sitagliptin belongs to a class of medicines you take by mouth called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors). Both medicines work together to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
STEGLUJAN helps remove sugar from the body through urination, helps to improve the levels of insulin after a meal and decreases the amount of sugar made by the body.
STEGLUJAN by itself is unlikely to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) because it does not work when your blood sugar is low.
Talk to your doctor about the symptoms of low blood sugar and high blood sugar.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Segluromet CMI 18 Oct 2018
 
SEGLUROMET is used to help lower your blood sugar (glucose), which is too high because of your type 2 diabetes. SEGLUROMET can be used alone or in combination with certain other medicines that lower blood sugar, along with a recommended diet and exercise program.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems.
High blood sugar can be lowered by diet and exercise, and by certain medicines when necessary.
Your doctor will do blood tests regularly to check your diabetes. These tests look to see if your blood sugar is normal at that moment (blood sugar levels) and how well you have managed your blood sugar over time (called haemoglobin A1c).

How SEGLUROMET works

SEGLUROMET contains two active ingredients - ertugliflozin and metformin hydrochloride. Ertugliflozin belongs to a group of medicines you take by mouth called SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors and metformin belongs to a class of medicines you take by mouth called biguanides. Both medicines work together to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. SEGLUROMET helps remove sugar from the body through urination and by blocking sugar (glucose) production by the liver.
SEGLUROMET by itself is unlikely to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) because it does not work when your blood sugar is low.
Talk to your doctor about the symptoms of low blood sugar and high blood sugar.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Steglatro CMI 18 Oct 2018
 
STEGLATRO is used to lower your blood sugar (glucose), which is too high because of your type 2 diabetes. STEGLATRO can be used alone or in combination with certain other medicines that lower blood sugar, along with a recommended diet and exercise program.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems.
High blood sugar can be lowered by diet and exercise, and by certain medicines when necessary.
Your doctor will do blood tests regularly to check your diabetes. These tests look to see if your blood sugar is normal at that moment (blood sugar levels) and how well you have managed your blood sugar over time (called haemoglobin A1c).

How STEGLATRO works

STEGLATRO is a member of a class of medicines you take by mouth called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors that lowers blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
STEGLATRO helps remove sugar from the body through urination.
STEGLATRO by itself is unlikely to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) because it does not work when your blood sugar is low.
Talk to your doctor about the symptoms of low blood sugar and high blood sugar.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Regaine PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Nicorette Lozenge PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Ondansetron Mylan ODT PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Tenofovir/Emtricitabine 300/200 APOTEX CMI 10 Oct 2018
 
Tenofovir/Emtricitabine 300/200 consist of both tenofovir and emtricitabine combined into one tablet. This medicine is used:
to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in adults when taken in combination with other anti-HIV medicines
to help reduce the risk of getting HIV infection when used with safer sex practices in:
HIV-negative men who have sex with men, who are at high risk of getting infected with HIV-1 through sex.
Male-female sex partners when one partner has HIV- 1 infection and the other does not.
Tenofovir and emtricitabine belong to a group of antiviral medicines known as nucleoside and nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI). These medicines help control HIV infection.
Tenofovir/Emtricitabine 300/200 is not a cure for HIV infection or AIDS. While taking this medicine, you may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with HIV infection.
Tenofovir/Emtricitabine 300/200 does NOT reduce the risk of passing HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination. It is important to continue to take appropriate precautions to prevent passing HIV to others.
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. Your doctor will generally prescribe Tenofovir/Emtricitabine 300/200 in combination with other anti-HIV medicines.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Tenofovir/Emtricitabine 300/200 APOTEX PI 10 Oct 2018
 
Expand Syntocinon Injection PI 09 Oct 2018
 
Expand Zircol 10 and Zircol 20 CMI 09 Oct 2018
 
The name of your medicine is ZIRCOL 10 or ZIRCOL 20, which is also known as lercanidipine.
ZIRCOL 10 and ZIRCOL 20 belong to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers (of the dihydropyridine group).
ZIRCOL 10 and ZIRCOL 20 lower high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension. It works by relaxing some of the blood vessels in the body and reducing resistance to the flow of blood through the blood vessels.
Everyone 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.
There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. ZIRCOL 10 and ZIRCOL 20 help 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 reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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Expand Eligard CMI 05 Oct 2018
 
ELIGARD is used to reduce the symptoms of advanced cancer of the prostate gland, or to treat high-risk localised prostate cancer in combination with radiotherapy. This medicine is similar to a hormone called gonadotrophin releasing hormone, which is normally released from the brain.
When it is given regularly to males, this medicine works by reducing the amount of testosterone produced. This inhibits the growth of prostate cancers which rely on testosterone to grow.
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.
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Expand Eligard PI 05 Oct 2018
 
Expand Zircol 10 and Zircol 20 PI 05 Oct 2018
 
Expand Besponsa CMI 03 Oct 2018
 
The active ingredient in Besponsa is inotuzumab ozogamicin. It belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic agents that target cancer cells.
Besponsa is used to treat adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). ALL is a cancer of the blood where the cells that help protect your body from infection and foreign materials (white blood cells) grow uncontrollably.
This medicine works by stopping the abnormal growth of these cells and destroying them.
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 available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

The safety and effectiveness of this medicine in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years have not been established.
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Expand Besponsa PI 03 Oct 2018
 
Expand Aimovig PI 27 Sep 2018
 
Expand Aimovig CMI 27 Sep 2018
 
AIMOVIG contains the active substance erenumab. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti CGRP antibodies (CGRP stands for calcitonin gene related peptide).
AIMOVIG works by blocking the activity of the CGRP molecule, which has been linked to migraine.
AIMOVIG is used to treat migraine. It is intended to reduce the number of days each month you have a migraine.
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.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand APO-Gliclazide CMI 26 Sep 2018
 
Gliclazide belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas.
It is used to control blood glucose (sugar) in patients with Type II diabetes mellitus. This type of diabetes is also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity onset diabetes.
Gliclazide is used when diet and exercise are not enough to control your blood glucose.
Gliclazide can be used alone or together with other medicines for treating diabetes.

How it works

Glucose is used by the body as fuel, and all people have glucose circulating in their blood. In diabetes, levels of blood glucose are higher than is needed. This is called hyperglycaemia.
Gliclazide lowers high blood glucose by increasing the amount of insulin produced by your pancreas.
It is very important to control high blood glucose whether or not you feel unwell. This really helps to avoid serious long-term health problems, which can involve the heart, eyes, circulation, and/or kidneys.
A section at the end of this leaflet contains advice about recognising and treating hyperglycaemia.
As with many medicines used for the treatment of diabetes, there is a possibility that blood glucose levels may become very low during treatment with gliclazide. This is called hypoglycaemia.
A section at the end of this leaflet contains advice about recognising and treating hypoglycaemia.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand APO-Gliclazide PI 26 Sep 2018