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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Norimin CMI 23 Jan 2018
 
Norimin is a combined oral contraceptive, commonly known as a "birth control pill" or "the Pill". It contains both an oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progestogen (norethisterone) hormone.
Oral contraceptives belonging to this group produce their birth control (or contraceptive) effect by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) during each menstrual cycle. Combined oral contraceptives also cause changes to the mucus of the cervix and the lining of the womb which contribute to the contraceptive action.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Norimin has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Norimin for another reason.
Norimin is only available on a prescription from your doctor.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand Brevinor-1 CMI 23 Jan 2018
 
Brevinor-1 is a combined oral contraceptive, commonly known as a "birth control pill" or "the Pill". It contains both an oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progestogen (norethisterone) hormone.
Oral contraceptives belonging to this group produce their birth control (or contraceptive) effect by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) during each menstrual cycle. Combined oral contraceptives also cause changes to the mucus of the cervix and the lining of the womb which contribute to the contraceptive action.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Brevinor-1 has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Brevinor-1 for another reason.
Brevinor-1 is only available on a prescription from your doctor.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand Brevinor CMI 23 Jan 2018
 
Brevinor is a combined oral contraceptive, commonly known as a "birth control pill" or "the Pill". It contains both an oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progestogen (norethisterone) hormone.
Oral contraceptives belonging to this group produce their birth control (or contraceptive) effect by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) during each menstrual cycle. Combined oral contraceptives also cause changes to the mucus of the cervix and the lining of the womb which contribute to the contraceptive action.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Brevinor has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Brevinor for another reason.
Brevinor is only available on a prescription from your doctor.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand Valganciclovir Mylan CMI 23 Jan 2018
 
VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN contains the active ingredient valganciclovir. In the body valganciclovir rapidly changes to ganciclovir.
VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN belongs to a class of medicines used to prevent the growth of viruses.
VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN acts against a virus called cytomegalovirus or CMV (a type of herpes virus). It prevents this virus from growing and multiplying in the body. CMV causes infections, mainly in people with poor immunity. Poor immunity can be caused by HIV/AIDS or by medications taken after an organ transplant.
VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN is used to treat CMV eye infections (known as CMV retinitis) in AIDS patients, which, if left untreated can cause blindness. It is not a cure for CMV eye infections.
VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN is not effective against any underlying HIV infection.
VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN is also used to prevent CMV infection in patients following organ transplantation.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN has been prescribed for you.
VALGANCICLOVIR MYLAN is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Lexapro Oral Solution CMI 23 Jan 2018
 
LEXAPRO is used to treat depression.
It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They are thought to work by their actions on brain chemicals called amines which are involved in controlling mood.
Depression is longer lasting 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.
LEXAPRO corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
LEXAPRO may also be used to treat patients who may avoid and/or are fearful of social situations.
LEXAPRO may also be used to treat patients who have excessive anxiety and worry.
LEXAPRO may also be used to treat irrational fears or obsessional behaviour (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Obsessive-compulsive disorder involves having both obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted thoughts that occur over and over again. Compulsions are the ongoing need to repeat certain actions as a result of these thoughts.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe it for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
LEXAPRO is not addictive. However, if you suddenly stop taking it, you may get side effects.
Tell your doctor if you get any side effects after stopping LEXAPRO.
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Expand Lexapro PI 23 Jan 2018
 
Expand Replagal PI 23 Jan 2018
 
Expand Perindo PI 23 Jan 2018
 
Expand Terry White Chemists Mirtazapine CMI 22 Jan 2018
 
The name of your medicine is Terry White Chemists Mirtazapine. It contains the active ingredient mirtazapine.
It is used to treat and prevent reoccurrence of depression.
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

Depression is longer lasting 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 affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms, such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, 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. Mirtazapine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine must not be used in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Expand Terry White Chemists Mirtazapine PI 22 Jan 2018
 
Expand Chemmart Mirtazapine CMI 22 Jan 2018
 
The name of your medicine is Chemmart Mirtazapine. It contains the active ingredient mirtazapine.
It is used to treat and prevent reoccurrence of depression.
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

Depression is longer lasting 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 affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms, such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, 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. Mirtazapine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine must not be used in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Expand Chemmart Mirtazapine PI 22 Jan 2018
 
Expand APO-Itraconazole CMI 22 Jan 2018
 
APO-ITRACONAZOLE capsules are used to treat certain fungal infections which include the following:
persistent infections of the nails, skin, hands, feet or groin;
persistent candida (yeast) infections of the vagina;
eye infections which have not responded to other treatment or which may be affecting vision;
candida (yeast) infections of the mouth or throat in patients with lower resistance to disease;
generalised infections.
APO-ITRACONAZOLE works by killing or stopping the growth of the fungus that causes the infection.
Your doctor may have prescribed APO-ITRACONAZOLE capsules for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand APO-Mirtazapine CMI 22 Jan 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Mirtazapine. It contains the active ingredient mirtazapine.
It is used to treat and prevent reoccurrence of depression.
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

Depression is longer lasting 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 affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms, such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, 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. Mirtazapine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine must not be used in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Expand Apo-Mirtazapine PI 22 Jan 2018
 
Expand Ciprofloxacin Alphapharm CMI 22 Jan 2018
 
Expand Samsca CMI 19 Jan 2018
 
SAMSCA contains tolvaptan and is used to treat hyponatraemia in adults, including patients who have conditions such as heart failure, and "syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion" (SIADH). These conditions result in an inappropriate amount of the hormone vasopressin causing the sodium levels in your blood to get too low (hyponatraemia). That can lead to difficulties in concentration and memory, or in keeping your balance.
SAMSCA belongs to a group of medicines called vasopressin antagonists. This means that it prevents vasopressin having its effect on water retention. This leads to a reduction in the amount of water in the body by increasing urine production and as a result it increases the concentration of sodium in your blood.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why SAMSCA has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another use.
SAMSCA is not addictive.
SAMSCA is only available on a doctor's prescription.
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Expand APO-Nifedipine XR CMI 19 Jan 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO- Nifedipine XR. It contains the active ingredient, nifedipine.
It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or to prevent chronic stable angina, a type of angina.
APO-Nifedipine XR is not used for the relief of a sudden attack of angina.
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

Nifedipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. They work by relaxing and opening up the blood vessels in the body to lower blood pressure and to improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
APO-Nifedipine XR is designed to allow the slow release of the nifedipine from the tablet after it is taken
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

There is not enough information to recommend using this medicine in children under 18 years of age.
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Expand Pristiq CMI 19 Jan 2018
 

What it does

Pristiq is used in the treatment and prevention of relapse of depression.
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.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Pristiq has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.

How it works

Pristiq contains the active ingredient called desvenlafaxine succinate. It belongs to a class of medications called Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs).
Serotonin and noradrenaline are chemical messengers that allow certain nerves in the brain to work. Pristiq tablets increase the level of these two messengers. Experts think this is how it helps to restore your feeling of wellness.
Pristiq is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in Children

The safety and effectiveness of Pristiq in children or adolescents under 18 years of age have not been established.
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Expand Abilify CMI 19 Jan 2018
 
ABILIFY is a trade name (manufacturer's name) for the medicine aripiprazole (Ari-pip-rah-zol).
ABILIFY belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotic agents which improve the symptoms of certain types of mental illness.
ABILIFY is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
ABILIFY may be given to treat acute episodes of sustained upward mood swings (mania) in adult patients with Bipolar 1 Disorder. During mania, patients experience episodes of overactivity, elation or irritability.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour.
Bipolar disorder is a condition with symptoms such as feeling "high", having excessive amounts of energy, needing much less sleep than usual, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability.
Your doctor may have prescribed ABILIFY for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ABILIFY has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that ABILIFY is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
ABILIFY is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18, as safety and efficacy have not been established in this age group.
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