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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Norvir PI 19 Sep 2018
 
Expand Norvir CMI 19 Sep 2018
 
Norvir is used to treat HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infections.
It belongs to a group of medicines called protease inhibitors.
Norvir works by interfering with the enzyme that the HIV virus needs to infect new cells.
It may be given alone or with certain other anti-HIV medicines. Your doctor will determine which medicines are best for you.
Norvir has not been shown to decrease the chance of transmitting HIV to a sexual partner. You must continue to use safe sexual practices (e.g. condoms) while taking Norvir.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist 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 not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 12 years.
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Expand Xtandi PI 19 Sep 2018
 
Expand Zorac PI 19 Sep 2018
 
Expand Zorac Cream CMI 19 Sep 2018
 
Expand Ozurdex PI 19 Sep 2018
 
Expand Xigduo XR CMI 19 Sep 2018
 
XIGDUO XR is a prescription medicine used with diet, exercise and sometimes other medicines such as insulin, a sulfonylurea, or a dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP-4) inhibitor, or a glucagon like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist such as exenatide to control the levels of blood sugar (glucose) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM) is the condition of having high levels of blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). This is usually because your body does not make enough insulin and /or the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Left uncontrolled, the build-up of high levels of sugar in your blood can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating type 2 diabetes is to control your blood sugar to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, which include kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
XIGDUO XR contains two active ingredients, dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride. Dapagliflozin is a member of a class of medicines you take by mouth called SGLT-2 (Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2) inhibitors and metformin belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides. Dapagliflozin and metformin work together to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
XIGDUO XR is not addictive.
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Expand Bexsero PI 19 Sep 2018
 
Expand Thioprine CMI 19 Sep 2018
 
Thioprine contains azathioprine as the active ingredient. Azathioprine belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants.
These medicines work by blocking the activity of some parts of the body's immune system.
Thioprine is used to:
prevent rejection after organ transplants
treat autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus)
treat certain skin, muscle and blood disorders.
Thioprine can also be used to treat other diseased called autoimmune diseases where your immune system is reacting against your own body. These may include:
severe rheumatoid arthritis
systemic lupus erthematosus
chronic active hepatitis
certain skin, muscle, and blood diseases.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Thioprine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Thioprine for another reason.
Thioprine is often taken together with other medicines, such as corticosteroids.
Thioprine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Thioprine is addictive.
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Expand QTERN CMI 19 Sep 2018
 
QTERN is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise, in combination with another medicine called metformin. QTERN is used when diet and exercise in combination with metformin do not provide adequate blood sugar level control.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
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 (glucose) builds up in the blood and can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating type 2 diabetes is to control your blood sugar to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
QTERN contains two active ingredients, saxagliptin and dapagliflozin. Saxagliptin belongs to a class of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors), and dapagliflozin belongs to a class of medicines called SGLT-2 (Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2) inhibitors. Saxagliptin and dapagliflozin together to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why QTERN has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
QTERN is not addictive.
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Expand Thioprine PI 19 Sep 2018
 
Expand Feiba-NF CMI 18 Sep 2018
 
FEIBA NF is used for the treatment and prevention of bleeding in haemophilia A and B patients who have developed inhibitors (antibodies) against coagulation factor VIII (FVIII), and factor IX (FIX) respectively.
It is possible that your doctor may give you FEIBA NF for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why you are being given FEIBA NF.

How does FEIBA NF work

Under normal physiological conditions, FVIII and FIX are essential for blood clotting and therefore the control of bleeding. Individuals with haemophilia A have decreased FVIII in their blood circulation, and individuals with haemophilia B have decreased levels of FIX. These deficiencies may lead to heavy bleeding into joints, muscles or internal organs, either spontaneously or as a result of accidental or surgical trauma.
Some haemophilia A and haemophilia B patients develop antibodies against FVIII and FIX, respectively, in the course of their treatment, leading to replacement therapy becoming ineffective.
In patients with acquired haemophilia (non-haemophiliacs), some of these coagulation factors are not working properly because the patient has developed antibodies to his/her own coagulation factors.
FVIII and FIX replacement therapy have been successfully used for the treatment of haemophilia A and haemophilia B as well as non-haemophiliacs. FEIBA NF can bypass the effects of these antibodies, thus normalising the blood clotting process. FEIBA NF is a mixture of coagulation factors that converts pro-thrombin to thrombin in the coagulation pathway without the need for FVIII or FIX. Factor VII is present in FEIBA NF mainly in the activated form, and factors II, IX, and X are present mainly in the non-activated form. FEIBA stands for Factor Eight Inhibitor Bypassing Activity.
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Expand Forxiga CMI 18 Sep 2018
 
FORXIGA is a prescription medicine used with diet, exercise and sometimes other medicines (which may include metformin; insulin; a sulfonylurea medicine such as gliclazide, glimepiride and glibenclamide; or a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor [DPP 4 inhibitor] such as sitagliptin or saxagliptin or a glucagon like peptide 1 [GLP-1] receptor agonist such as exenatide) to control the levels of blood sugar (glucose) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM) is the condition of having high levels of blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). This is usually because your body does not make enough insulin and /or the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Left uncontrolled, the build-up of high levels of sugar in your blood can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating type 2 diabetes is to control your blood sugar to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, which include kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
FORXIGA is a member of a class of medicines you take by mouth called SGLT-2 (Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2) inhibitors that lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
FORXIGA lowers the level of your blood sugar by removing the excess sugar from the body in the urine.
FORXIGA by itself is unlikely to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) because it does not interfere with the insulin hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why FORXIGA has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
FORXIGA is not addictive.
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Expand Fosrenol CMI 18 Sep 2018
 
Phosphorus is found in your body as "Phosphate" and is needed for building strong teeth and bones as well as keeping other parts of your body healthy. When your kidneys fail to work properly, phosphate can build up in the blood. This build up of excess phosphate is called hyperphosphataemia.
FOSRENOL is a phosphate binder and is used to lower the amount of phosphate in your body. It prevents the body from absorbing the phosphate from the food you eat. The phosphate in the food binds to FOSRENOL and is carried through the digestive tract to be eliminated in your stool.
FOSRENOL tablets are not addictive.
FOSRENOL tablets are only available on a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Retrieve CMI 18 Sep 2018
 
RETRIEVE is used for the treatment of dry, sun-damaged skin. It contains tretinoin which is the acid form of Vitamin A. It works by regulating the growth and regeneration of the outer layer of the skin. This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription. Your doctor may have prescribed RETRIEVE for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions why RETRIEVE has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Retrieve PI 18 Sep 2018
 
Expand Loxalate CMI 18 Sep 2018
 
Loxalate is used to treat depression.
Loxalate belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 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.
Loxalate corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Loxalate has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Loxalate for another reason.
Loxalate is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Loxalate PI 18 Sep 2018
 
Expand Risperdal Tablets and Solution CMI 18 Sep 2018
 
Risperdal belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotic agents which improve the symptoms of certain types of mental illness.
It is used for:
treatment of sudden (acute) and long-term (chronic) schizophrenia and other types of related psychoses. These are disorders related to thought, feeling and/or action,
short term treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder. This condition is characterised by symptoms such as elevated, expansive or irritable mood, inflated self esteem, decreased need for sleep, pressured speech, racing thoughts, distractibility or poor judgement including disruptive or aggressive behaviours,
treatment of behavioural problems in patients with a decline in mental ability (dementia) caused by Alzheimer's disease. These problems include: aggression through words or action, morbid suspiciousness, agitation or wandering,
treatment of conduct and other disruptive behaviours such as aggression, impulsiveness and self-injury in children (over 5 years old), adolescents and adults who are intellectually disabled,
treatment of behavioural symptoms of autism in children and adolescent.
Risperdal helps to correct a chemical imbalance in the brain associated with these conditions.
This medicine has been approved for the uses mentioned above. However, your doctor may prescribe it for another use. If you want more information, ask your doctor. It is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Risperdal is not addictive.
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Expand Risperdal Consta CMI 18 Sep 2018
 
RISPERDAL CONSTA is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and other types of related psychoses. These are disorders related to thought, feeling and/or action.
RISPERDAL CONSTA is also used to treat bipolar disorder to prevent or delay mood swings which consist of alternating periods of high (manic) or elevated mood with periods of depression. During the manic episodes you may feel very excited, elated, agitated, enthusiastic, or hyperactive, or have poor judgment including disruptive or aggressive behaviours. During the episodes of depression you may experience sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, and changes in sleep or appetite.
RISPERDAL CONSTA helps to correct a chemical imbalance in the brain associated with these conditions.
RISPERDAL CONSTA has been approved for the uses mentioned above. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine for another use. If you want more information, ask your doctor.
RISPERDAL CONSTA is not addictive.
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