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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Lyzalon CMI 17 Aug 2017
 
Lyzalon is used to treat neuropathic pain, which is pain caused by an abnormality of, or damage to, the nerves.
Lyzalon is also used to control epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition where you have repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe.
Lyzalon belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants. These medicines are thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves so that seizures do not happen.
Lyzalon also has pain relieving effects.
Lyzalon may be used alone, or in combination with other medicines, to treat your condition.
Your doctor may prescribe Lyzalon in addition to your current therapy when your current treatment is no longer working as well as before.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Lyzalon 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

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 Cadatin CMI 17 Aug 2017
 
Cadatin is used to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol (fat in the blood). Cadatin can also be used for angina (a certain type of chest pain). Cadatin can be used in people who have high blood pressure and coronary heart disease (CHD) or who are at risk of CHD (for example, if they have diabetes, a history of stroke, or small blood vessel disease). In these people, Cadatin is used to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

What is high blood pressure?

There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure (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.

What is cholesterol?

Everyone has cholesterol in their blood. It is a type of blood fat needed by the body for things such as building cell lining, making bile acids (which help to digest food) and some hormones. However, too much cholesterol can be a problem.
Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver. If your body makes too much cholesterol or you take too much cholesterol in your diet, then your level becomes too high.
High cholesterol is more likely to occur with certain diseases or if you have a family history of high cholesterol.
There are different types of cholesterol. LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, is the 'bad' cholesterol that can block your blood vessels. HDL, or high-density lipoprotein, is the 'good' cholesterol that is thought to remove the 'bad' cholesterol from the blood vessels.
When you have high levels of 'bad' cholesterol in your blood, it may begin to 'stick' to the inside of your blood vessels instead of being carried to the parts of the body where it is needed. Over time, this can form hard areas, also called plaque, on the walls of your blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow. Sometimes, the plaque can detach from the vessel wall and float in the bloodstream; it can then reach a smaller vessel and completely block it. This blocking of your blood vessels can lead to several types of blood vessel disease, heart attack, angina and stroke.
There is another type of blood fat called triglyceride that is a source of energy. However, high levels of triglyceride can be associated with a low level of 'good' cholesterol and may increase your risk of heart disease.
In some patients, Cadatin is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides together.
In most people, there are no symptoms of abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Your doctor can measure your levels with a simple blood test.

What is angina?

Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or neck, and sometimes to the shoulders and back. The pain of angina is due to a shortage of oxygen to the heart. Cadatin is used to treat chronic angina.

How Cadatin works

Cadatin contains a combination of two medicines. One is amlodipine and the other is atorvastatin.
Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. They work by relaxing your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart. Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines called statins . It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. It reduces the 'bad' cholesterol and can raise the 'good' cholesterol. Atorvastatin also helps to protect you from a heart attack or stroke.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Cadatin has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
Cadatin is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in Children

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand Cadivast PI 17 Aug 2017
 
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Expand Caduet CMI 16 Aug 2017
 
Caduet is used to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol (fat in the blood). Caduet can also be used for angina (a certain type of chest pain). Caduet can be used in people who have high blood pressure and coronary heart disease (CHD) or who are at risk of CHD (for example, if they have diabetes, a history of stroke, or small blood vessel disease). In these people, Caduet is used to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

What is high blood pressure?

There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure (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.

What is cholesterol?

Everyone has cholesterol in their blood. It is a type of blood fat needed by the body for things such as building cell lining, making bile acids (which help to digest food) and some hormones. However, too much cholesterol can be a problem.
Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver. If your body makes too much cholesterol or you take too much cholesterol in your diet, then your level becomes too high.
High cholesterol is more likely to occur with certain diseases or if you have a family history of high cholesterol.
There are different types of cholesterol. LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, is the 'bad' cholesterol that can block your blood vessels. HDL, or high-density lipoprotein, is the 'good' cholesterol that is thought to remove the 'bad' cholesterol from the blood vessels.
When you have high levels of 'bad' cholesterol in your blood, it may begin to 'stick' to the inside of your blood vessels instead of being carried to the parts of the body where it is needed. Over time, this can form hard areas, also called plaque, on the walls of your blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow. Sometimes, the plaque can detach from the vessel wall and float in the bloodstream; it can then reach a smaller vessel and completely block it. This blocking of your blood vessels can lead to several types of blood vessel disease, heart attack, angina and stroke.
There is another type of blood fat called triglyceride that is a source of energy. However, high levels of triglyceride can be associated with a low level of 'good' cholesterol and may increase your risk of heart disease.
In some patients, Caduet is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides together.
In most people, there are no symptoms of abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Your doctor can measure your levels with a simple blood test.

What is angina?

Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or neck, and sometimes to the shoulders and back. The pain of angina is due to a shortage of oxygen to the heart. Caduet is used to treat chronic angina.

How Caduet works

Caduet contains a combination of two medicines. One is amlodipine and the other is atorvastatin.
Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. They work by relaxing your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart. Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. It reduces the 'bad' cholesterol and can raise the 'good' cholesterol. Atorvastatin also helps to protect you from a heart attack or stroke.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Caduet has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
Caduet is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in Children

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand Noten CMI 16 Aug 2017
 
Noten is used to:
lower high blood pressure, also called hypertension
prevent angina
treat an irregular heart beat or rhythm, also called arrhythmia
treat heart attacks, or reduce the risk of heart complications following a heart attack.
Noten may be either used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
Noten may also be used in emergency situations or during surgery to treat a fast heart beat before, during or after surgery.
Noten belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It works by affecting the body's response to certain nerve impulses, especially in the heart. As a result, it decreases the heart's need for blood and oxygen and therefore reduces the amount of work the heart has to do. It widens the blood vessels in the body, causing blood pressure to fall. It also helps the heart to beat more regularly.

Hypertension

Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps to push blood all around your body. Your blood pressure changes during the day, depending on how busy you are or how you are feeling.
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. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but if high blood pressure is not treated, it can lead to serious health problems.
Noten helps to lower your blood pressure.

Angina

Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or neck and sometimes to the shoulders and back. This may be caused by too little blood and oxygen getting to the heart. The pain of angina is usually brought on by exercise or stress, but can also occur at rest.
Noten helps prevent angina. It is not used to relieve a sudden attack of angina.

Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

Irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia, means that there is a disturbance of the heart's normal rhythm or beat. Arrhythmias may be caused by a number of factors, including some heart diseases, an overactive thyroid gland, or chemical imbalances.
Noten helps restore the heart's normal rhythm.

Reducing heart complications after heart attack

After a heart attack, there is a chance of developing arrhythmias or of further heart attacks occurring.
Noten helps prevent these conditions from occurring.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Noten has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Noten for another reason.
Noten is not recommended for use in children, as there have been no studies of its effects in children.
Noten is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Noten is addictive.
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Expand Cetrotide CMI 16 Aug 2017
 
CETROTIDE is used to prevent premature ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) in women undergoing an assisted reproduction cycle, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Ovulation that is too early, before the egg has fully matured, is undesirable during hormone treatment for ovarian stimulation, because only mature egg cells are suitable for fertilisation.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why CETROTIDE has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
CETROTIDE is available only with a doctor's prescription.
CETROTIDE is not habit-forming.
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Expand Stelara CMI 16 Aug 2017
 
STELARA is a prescription medicine that is used to treat:
adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis that is chronic (doesn't go away),
adults with active psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints that is usually accompanied by psoriasis,
adults with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the bowel.
STELARA contains the active ingredient ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that recognise and bind to other unique proteins.
Ustekinumab blocks the action of two proteins in your body called interleukin 12 (IL-12) and interleukin 23 (IL-23). IL-12 and IL-23 are made by your body's immune system. In people with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or Crohn's disease, IL-12 and IL-23 can cause their immune system to attack normal healthy parts of their body. Ustekinumab can block IL-12 and IL-23 from causing the immune system to attack.
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 Stemzine PI 16 Aug 2017
 
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Expand Nordip CMI 16 Aug 2017
 

What it does

Nordip is used to:
lower high blood pressure (hypertension).
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.
treat angina pectoris.
Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or neck, and sometimes to the shoulders and back. The pain of angina is due to a shortage of oxygen to the heart.
Nordip is not for the relief of a sudden attack of angina. Your doctor will give you other medication to treat this.

How it works

Nordip belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists. They work by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart. Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Nordip 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

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand Caduet PI 16 Aug 2017
 
Expand Dorzolamide / Timolol Sandoz PI 16 Aug 2017
 
Expand Noten PI 16 Aug 2017
 
Expand Nordip PI 16 Aug 2017
 
Expand Enalapril Sandoz PI 16 Aug 2017
 
Expand Enalapril Sandoz CMI 16 Aug 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Enalapril Sandoz. It contains the active ingredient enalapril maleate.
Enalapril Sandoz is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to treat heart failure.
Hypertension
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps to circulate the 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. Enalapril Sandoz helps to lower your blood pressure.
Heart Failure
Heart failure means that the heart muscle cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops working. Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. Some patients may wake up short of breath at night. Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet.
Enalapril Sandoz helps to treat heart failure, whether you have symptoms or not. In many patients with heart failure who have symptoms, Enalapril Sandoz may slow the progression of heart failure and reduce the need to go to hospital as a result of heart failure. Enalapril Sandoz may help some of these patients live longer.
In many patients with heart failure who have no symptoms, Enalapril Sandoz may help to stop the heart muscle from getting weaker. Enalapril Sandoz may also slow down the development of symptoms, such as shortness of breath, tiredness after light physical activity, or swelling of the ankles and feet. These patients may be less likely to have hospital stays due to heart failure.
By taking Enalapril Sandoz, heart failure patients may have less chance of having a heart attack.
When used to treat heart failure, Enalapril Sandoz is almost always used with other medicines called diuretics or fluid tablets. These medicines help the kidney get rid of excess fluid from the body.
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.

How Enalapril Sandoz works

Enalapril Sandoz belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
One of the ways Enalapril Sandoz helps lower blood pressure and treat heart failure is that it widens your blood vessels, which reduces pressure in the vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This helps increase the supply of oxygen to your heart, so that when you place extra demands on your heart, such as during exercise, your heart may cope better and you may not get short of breath as easily.
There is no evidence that Enalapril Sandoz is addictive.
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Expand Lonsurf CMI 16 Aug 2017
 
LONSURF is a medicine used to treat cancer by slowing down the growth and spread of cancer cells.
LONSURF is used to treat adults with colon or rectal cancer - sometimes called 'colorectal' cancer.
It is used when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
It is used when other treatments have not worked - or when other treatments are not suitable for you.
LONSURF is a type of cancer chemotherapy which belongs to a group of medicines called 'cytostatic antimetabolite medicines'.
LONSURF contains two different active substances trifluridine and tipiracil
Trifluridine stops the growth of cancer cells.
Tipiracil stops the trifluridine from being broken down by the body, helping trifluridine to work longer.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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.
There is no evidence that LONSURF is addictive.
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Expand Amisulpride Winthrop CMI 15 Aug 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Amisulpride Winthrop. It contains the active ingredient called amisulpride.
Amisulpride Winthrop belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Amisulpride Winthrop is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a condition which affects the way you think, feel and/or act. Schizophrenia may cause symptoms such as hallucinations (eg hearing, seeing or sensing things which are not there), delusions, unusual suspiciousness, emotional and social withdrawal. People with schizophrenia may also feel depressed, anxious or tense.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amisulpride Winthrop for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amisulpride Winthrop has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Solian CMI 15 Aug 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Solian. It contains the active ingredient called amisulpride.
Solian belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Solian is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a condition which affects the way you think, feel and/or act. Schizophrenia may cause symptoms such as hallucinations (eg hearing, seeing or sensing things which are not there), delusions, unusual suspiciousness, emotional and social withdrawal. People with schizophrenia may also feel depressed, anxious or tense.
Your doctor may have prescribed Solian for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Solian has been prescribed for you.
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