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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Semglee PI 20 Sep 2019
 
Expand APO-Isosorbide Mononitrate CMI 18 Sep 2019
 
Isosorbide mononitrate sustained-release tablets are used to prevent angina.
Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or the neck and sometimes to the shoulders and back. This is caused by too little blood and oxygen getting to the heart.
The pain of angina is usually brought on by exercise or stress.

How it works

Isosorbide mononitrate belongs to a group of medicines called nitrates. It works by relaxing the blood vessels, letting more blood and oxygen reach the heart.
It is not recommended that isosorbide mononitrate be taken for the treatment of acute attacks.
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 only available with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand APO- Isosorbide Mononitrate PI 18 Sep 2019
 
Expand Dovato CMI 17 Sep 2019
 
DOVATO is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection in adults and in children over the age of 12 years.
DOVATO contains two active ingredients that are used to treat HIV infection: dolutegravir and lamivudine. Dolutegravir belongs to a group of anti-retroviral medicines called integrase inhibitors (INIs). Lamivudine belongs to a group of anti-retroviral medicines called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).
DOVATO does not cure HIV infection, it reduces the amount of virus in your body and keeps it at a low level. DOVATO also increases the CD4 cell count in your blood. CD4+ cells are a type of white blood cell that are important in helping your body to fight infection.
Not everyone responds to treatment with DOVATO in the same way. Your doctor will monitor the effectiveness of your treatment.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
DOVATO is not addictive.
DOVATO is not recommended for children under the age of 12 years as the dosage cannot be modified.
DOVATO is only available with a doctor's prescription.
DOVATO is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand Dovato PI 13 Sep 2019
 
Expand Actonel EC PI 09 Sep 2019
 
Expand Actonel EC CMI 09 Sep 2019
 
Actonel EC is used to treat bone disease and belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates.
Actonel EC works directly on your bones to make them stronger and therefore less likely to break or fracture.
Actonel EC is used to treat:
osteoporosis (brittle or fragile bones that may fracture easily)
osteoporosis caused by taking steroids

Understanding bone

Bone is a living tissue consisting of calcium and other minerals. Throughout life, old bone is constantly broken down and replaced with new bone. After the age of 35, bone loss may occur faster than your body can replace it. If you lose too much bone then they become weaker and are more likely to break.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) is a disease that causes bones to become weaker. Weak bones break (fracture) easily.
Many patients with osteoporosis have no symptoms and may not even know that they have osteoporosis. However osteoporosis makes you more likely to break bones when you have a fall or bump. The spine, hip and wrist are the most likely bones to break, although this can happen to any bone in your body. Osteoporosis can also cause back pain, height loss and a curved back.
Osteoporosis is common in women after the menopause (change of life) and is also more likely to occur in women who have reached the menopause early. Osteoporosis can also occur in women who have not yet reached menopause, and in men.
Long term steroid treatment can also lead to osteoporosis in both men and women.
Actonel EC works by slowing down the process of old bone being removed. This allows the bone-forming cells time to rebuild normal bone.
Actonel EC also helps to rebuild bone mass. This creates stronger bone which is less likely to fracture. Therefore Actonel EC can help reverse the progression of osteoporosis.
Do not give Actonel EC to children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
There have been no studies of its effects in this age group.
There is no evidence that Actonel EC is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Actonel PI 09 Sep 2019
 
Expand Actonel CMI 09 Sep 2019
 
Actonel is used to treat bone disease and belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates.
Actonel works directly on your bones to make them stronger and therefore less likely to break or fracture.
Actonel 5mg daily, 35mg Once-a-Week and 150mg Once-a-Month tablets are used to treat:
osteoporosis (brittle or fragile bones that may fracture easily)
osteoporosis caused by taking steroids
Actonel 30mg tablets are used to treat:
Paget's disease of the bone.
These conditions are caused by changes in the way bone is normally maintained.

Understanding bone

Bone is a living tissue consisting of calcium and other minerals. Throughout life, old bone is constantly broken down and replaced with new bone. After the age of 35, bone loss may occur faster than your body can replace it. If you lose too much bone then they become weaker and are more likely to break.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) is a disease that causes bones to become weaker. Weak bones break (fracture) easily.
Many patients with osteoporosis have no symptoms and may not even know that they have osteoporosis. However osteoporosis makes you more likely to break bones when you have a fall or bump. The spine, hip and wrist are the most likely bones to break, although this can happen to any bone in your body. Osteoporosis can also cause back pain, height loss and a curved back.
Osteoporosis is common in women after the menopause (change of life) and is also more likely to occur in women who have reached the menopause early. Osteoporosis can also occur in women who have not yet reached menopause, and in men.
Long term steroid treatment can also lead to osteoporosis in both men and women.
Actonel works by slowing down the process of old bone being removed. This allows the bone-forming cells time to rebuild normal bone.
Actonel also helps to rebuild bone mass. This creates stronger bone which is less likely to fracture. Therefore Actonel can help reverse the progression of osteoporosis.

Paget's disease of the bone

Paget's disease occurs when the process of bone remodelling happens too quickly and in a disordered way. The new bone that is produced is weaker than normal and the affected bones may become enlarged, deformed, painful and may fracture. The skull, spine, legs, collar bone and pelvic bone are the most commonly affected.
Do not give Actonel to children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
There have been no studies of its effects in this age group.
There is no evidence that Actonel is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Seasonique PI 03 Sep 2019
 
Expand Seasonique CMI 03 Sep 2019
 
Seasonique is used to prevent pregnancy.
Seasonique is a combined oral contraceptive (COC), commonly known as a 'birth control pill' or 'the Pill.' It is an extended-dosing cycle taken continuously for 91 days. This means whilst taking Seasonique you may not have your monthly periods for up to 3 months (equivalent to 1 period every 3 months).
When taken correctly Seasonique prevents pregnancy in several ways:
it inhibits the egg release by stopping it maturing
it changes the cervical mucus consistency making it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg
it changes the lining of the uterus making it less suitable for implantation
When the Pill is taken correctly by women under close observation in clinical trials, it is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However in real life the failure rate may increase if tablets are missed or taken incorrectly.
Like all other oral contraceptives Seasonique does not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). To protect yourself against STIs you need to use additional barrier contraceptives (e.g. condoms).
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 Oxytrol PI 03 Sep 2019
 
Expand Oxytrol CMI 03 Sep 2019
 
OXYTROL® is a transdermal patch that is a treatment for overactive bladder. It delivers the active ingredient, oxybutynin, through your skin and into your bloodstream.
Overactive bladder makes it hard to control when you urinate (pass water). Overactive bladder can make you urinate more often (increased frequency) or make you feel the need to urinate often (urgency). Overactive bladder can also lead to accidental urine loss (leaking or wetting oneself).
The active ingredient in OXYTROL®, oxybutynin, is dissolved in the thin layer of adhesive that sticks the patch to your skin. OXYTROL® delivers the medicine slowly and constantly through your skin and into your bloodstream for the three or four days that you wear the patch.
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 only available with a doctor's prescription.
Care should be taken when driving or operating machinery as this medicine may cause sleepiness or blurred vision.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Brufen Plus 200/12.8 PI 27 Aug 2019
 
Expand Brufen Plus 200/12.8 CMI 27 Aug 2019
 
BRUFEN PLUS 200/12.8 contains two active ingredients: ibuprofen and codeine phosphate hemihydrate.
Ibuprofen belongs to a family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This group of medicines work by relieving pain, inflammation (e.g. swelling, redness, soreness) and fever.
Codeine is an opioid analgesic that works in the brain and spinal cord to relieve pain.
BRUFEN PLUS 200/12.8 provides temporary relief of acute to moderate pain and inflammation in patients over the age of 12 years.
Once taken, your body processes the codeine into its active form, morphine, in the liver. In about 8% of people, they may experience less pain relief compared to others as their body doesn't convert codeine to morphine very well.
BRUFEN PLUS 200/12.8 is not recommended for use in children under the age of 12 years.
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.
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Expand Cozavan CMI 23 Aug 2019
 
COZAVAN belongs to a group of medicines, called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works to lower high blood pressure (which doctors call hypertension) by relaxing your blood vessels. In addition, COZAVAN slows the progression of kidney disease in people who have type 2 diabetes mellitus (also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes) with protein in their urine (which doctors call proteinuria).
Hypertension:
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at various times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are.
You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays high, 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 or kidney failure. COZAVAN helps to lower your blood pressure.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus:
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body's cells do not respond to the effects of insulin or too little insulin is produced, resulting in an elevated blood (sugar) level, known as hyperglycaemia.
Insulin maintains the appropriate level of glucose in the blood by transporting it into the body's cells so that they can produce energy or store glucose until it's needed.
Hyperglycaemia can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, circulation or kidneys. When kidney damage occurs, its ability to filter blood is reduced, and proteins in the blood are lost in the urine. This may eventually lead to kidney failure. In people who have type 2 diabetes mellitus with protein in their urine, COZAVAN helps to slow the worsening of kidney disease and reduce the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may prescribe COZAVAN on its own, or in addition to another medicine for controlling your seizures or migraines.
Your doctor may have prescribed COZAVAN for another reason.
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Expand Cozavan PI 23 Aug 2019
 
Expand Nyxoid PI 23 Aug 2019
 
Expand Nyxoid CMI 23 Aug 2019
 
This medicine contains the active substance naloxone. Naloxone belongs to a group of medicines that cause temporary reversal of the effects of opioids such as methadone or heroin.
Nyxoid is a nasal spray used as part of the emergency treatment of opioid overdose or possible opioid overdose.
Signs of overdose include:
breathing problems,
severe sleepiness
not responding to a loud noise or touch.
If you are at risk of an opioid overdose you should always carry your NYXOID with you. It is designed as an emergency rescue treatment only; you must get emergency medical attention as soon as possible after its use.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
This medicine is available from your pharmacy.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Staquis CMI 12 Aug 2019
 
STAQUIS contains the active substance crisaborole. It is an ointment used on the skin (topical) to treat mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children 2 years of age and older.
Do not use STAQUIS for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
STAQUIS is not currently recommended for use in children under 2 years of age as it has not been tested in children under 2 years.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors.
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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