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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Tivicay PI 20 Oct 2017
 
Expand Panamax CMI 20 Oct 2017
 
Panamax is used to relieve pain and fever in adults (including arthritis, headache and muscular pain) and children (including teething, earache and immunisation).
Panamax works to stop the pain messages from getting through to the brain. Panamax also acts in the brain to reduce fever.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about this medicine.
Your pharmacist or doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another use. If you want more information, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
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Expand Bicillin L-A CMI 19 Oct 2017
 
Bicillin L-A is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria. Bicillin L-A is also used to prevent certain infections such as rheumatic fever. Bicillin L-A will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or flu.
Bicillin belongs to the group of penicillin antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. This particular type of Bicillin is called Bicillin L-A because it is long-acting. It is supplied in a syringe for once-only use.
Your doctor may have prescribed Bicillin L-A for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Bicillin L-A has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Stilnox CR PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Stilnox PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Dormizol PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Temgesic Injection and Sublingual Tablets PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Subutex Sublingual Tablets PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Suboxone Sublingual Film PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Panamax PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Toprol-XL CMI 18 Oct 2017
 
TOPROL-XL belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
TOPROL-XL tablets are used to treat heart failure. It is used in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
It works by affecting the body's response to some 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 also helps the heart to beat more regularly.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why TOPROL-XL has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor will have explained why you are being treated with TOPROL-XL and told you what dose to take.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
TOPROL-XL is not addictive.
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Expand Bicillin L-A PI 18 Oct 2017
 
Expand Champix CMI 18 Oct 2017
 
Champix is a medicine to help adults stop smoking. It can help to reduce craving and withdrawal symptoms that may happen while you stop smoking.
People giving up smoking are often affected by nicotine withdrawal. Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can include craving for tobacco, irritability, frustration, feeling angry, sleep problems, depressed mood, feeling anxious, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, decreased heart rate, increased appetite or weight gain. Not everybody is affected by symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
Although it is not recommended that you smoke after your quit date, Champix will reduce your enjoyment of cigarettes if you do smoke while on treatment.

How Champix works

Champix contains the active ingredient varenicline and works by blocking the effects of nicotine in your body. There are receptors for nicotine in the brain. When cigarette smoke is inhaled, nicotine attaches to these receptors. This sends a message to a different part of the brain to release a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine gives a feeling of pleasure which only lasts for a short time. The body wants to repeat this feeling reinforcing the need to keep smoking. It is believed that Champix works by activating these receptors and blocking nicotine from attaching to them. Champix does not contain nicotine and it is not addictive.
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.
Champix is only available 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 Oxytocin Apotex CMI 17 Oct 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Oxytocin APOTEX Solution for Injection. It contains the active ingredient synthetic oxytocin.
Oxytocin 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.
Oxytocin 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 oxytocin in your particular case.
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

Oxytocin 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.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children.
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Expand GenRx Tamoxifen CMI 17 Oct 2017
 
The name of your medicine is GenRx Tamoxifen. It is used in the treatment of breast cancer.
Although women have been helped by tamoxifen it is not a cure for breast cancer.
Tamoxifen can be used in two ways. It can help treat a cancer which is in, or has spread from, the breast. It can also be used in women who have had a cancer lump removed. Tamoxifen may decrease or prevent the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body.
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

Tamoxifen acts mainly by blocking the effects of oestrogen, a female sex hormone found naturally in the body. In some types of breast cancer, oestrogen can help cancer cells grow.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Do not give this medicine to children.
Tamoxifen is not intended for children, and there is not enough information to recommend using this medicine in children.
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Expand GenRx Tamoxifen PI 17 Oct 2017
 
Expand Midazolam Injection PI 17 Oct 2017
 
Expand Onglyza PI 17 Oct 2017
 
Expand Champix PI 17 Oct 2017
 
Expand Etoposide Ebewe PI 16 Oct 2017