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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Lynparza CMI 22 Sep 2017
 
You will have been prescribed LYNPARZA if you have ovarian cancer and it has responded to treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy and you have a mutation of the BRCA gene. BRCA stands for "BReast CAncer" gene. A genetic test will be done to determine if you have the BRCA gene mutation.
LYNPARZA is a PARP (Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase enzymes) inhibitor. It works by destroying cancer cells when both copies of the BRCA gene, are faulty (mutated). Carriers of a mutated BRCA gene have a higher risk of developing certain cancers, including ovarian cancer.
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 Tegretol CMI 21 Sep 2017
 
Tegretol has several uses:
to control epilepsy, a condition in which there are repeated seizures (fits). There are many different
types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe.
to control sudden, repeated attacks of facial pain, known as trigeminal neuralgia
to control mania, a mental condition with episodes of overactivity, elation or irritability
to control bipolar mood disorder where periods of mania alternate with periods of depression.
Tegretol belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants.
These medicines are thought to work by regulating the way messages in the brain are passed on by nerves so that seizures do not happen. Tegretol also regulates other nerve functions in the body.
Tegretol may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
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.
Tegretol is only available with a doctor's prescription. There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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Expand Tegretol PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Tafinlar CMI 21 Sep 2017
 
The active substance in TAFINLAR is dabrafenib. It belongs to a group of medicines called "Selective BRAF-inhibitors". TAFINLAR is a medicine used to treat people with melanoma (a form of skin cancer) that has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery.
TAFINLAR can only be used to treat melanomas with a change (mutation) in a gene called "BRAF". This mutation may have caused the cancer to develop. TAFINLAR targets proteins made from this mutated gene and slows down or stops the development of your cancer.
TAFINLAR can be used by itself or in combination with another medicine called MEKINIST (containing trametinib). Your doctor may decide to treat your cancer with TAFINLAR alone or in combination with MEKINIST.
If you are taking these medicines together, please read the MEKINIST Consumer Medicine Information as well as this one carefully.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare provider if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
TAFINLAR is not recommended for use in children and adolescents. The safety and effects of TAFINLAR in people younger than 18 years old arenot known.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
It is not addictive.
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Expand Tafinlar PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Latanoprost Sandoz PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Lasix and Lasix High Dose CMI 21 Sep 2017
 
Lasix contains furosemide (frusemide), which belongs to a family of drugs called diuretics. A diuretic helps reduce the amount of excess fluid in the body by increasing the amount of urine produced.
Lasix is used to treat swelling of the ankles, feet, legs or even the brain or lungs. This swelling is called oedema and can occur in some heart, lung, liver or kidney conditions.
Lasix may be used in some patients with more serious kidney problems who may have some fluid retention.
Lasix may also be used to lower high blood pressure (which is also called hypertension).
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps move your blood around your body. Your blood pressure may vary 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.
If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Lasix may be taken alone or in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
Your doctor may have prescribed Lasix 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.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Zumenon CMI 21 Sep 2017
 
Do not use Zumenon or other estrogens, with or without progestogen to prevent heart attacks, stroke or dementia.
A study called the Women's Health Initiative indicated increased risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots in the legs or lungs in women receiving treatment with a product containing conjugated estrogens 0.625 mg and the progestogen medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). The researchers stopped the study after 5 years when it was determined the risks were greater than the benefits in this group. The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study indicated increased risk of dementia in women aged 65-79 years taking conjugated estrogens and MPA. There are no comparable data currently available for other doses of conjugated estrogens and MPA or other combinations of estrogens and progestogens. Therefore, you should assume the risks will be similar for other medicines containing estrogen and progestogen combinations.
Talk regularly with your doctor about whether you still need treatment with Zumenon.
Treatment with estrogens, with or without progestogens should be used at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest period of time.
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Expand Bricanyl Turbuhaler PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Bricanyl Injection PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Tritace PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Ramipril Winthrop PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Ramace PI 21 Sep 2017
 
Expand Celaxib CMI 21 Sep 2017
 
CELAXIB is used to relieve the symptoms of joint pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness in:
osteoarthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis and
ankylosing spondylitis (a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disorder that primarily affects, but is not limited to, the spine).
CELAXIB also provides short-term pain relief in conditions such as:
menstrual cramps or period pain
after surgery
muscle and joint injuries.
CELAXIB belongs to a group of medicines called Coxibs which are used to relieve pain and inflammation in a number of conditions.
Although CELAXIB can relieve the symptoms of pain and inflammation, it will not cure your condition.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why CELAXIB has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
CELAXIB is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
CELAXIB is not recommended for use in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Expand Celaxib PI 20 Sep 2017
 
Expand Abisart HCT PI 20 Sep 2017
 
Expand Physiotens PI 20 Sep 2017
 
Expand Lasix High Dose PI 20 Sep 2017
 
Expand Lasix PI 20 Sep 2017
 
Expand Serc PI 20 Sep 2017