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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Rapifen CMI 26 Jul 2017
 
Rapifen is a drug used to relieve pain and produce anaesthesia.
It can be used as a premedication before an operation, or with a general anaesthetic during an operation.
Rapifen belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics.
Rapifen works by changing the messages that are sent to the brain about pain.
Your doctor will have explained why you are being treated with Rapifen and told you what dose you will be given.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for another use. Ask your doctor if you want more information.
Rapifen can be addictive, but when it is used only to relieve or prevent pain it is unlikely to become habit forming.
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Expand Mycamine PI 26 Jul 2017
 
Expand Nucala CMI 25 Jul 2017
 
NUCALA is used to treat severe eosinophilic asthma, a condition where there are too many eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood and lungs. Having too many eosinophils in your blood can damage the airways and can cause your asthma to get worse or can increase the number of your asthma flare ups.
NUCALA is a medicine which contains the active substance mepolizumab, a monoclonal antibody. This antibody blocks a specific protein called interleukin-5. By blocking the action of interleukin-5, NUCALA limits the production of more eosinophils from the bone marrow and lowers the number of eosinophils in the bloodstream and the lungs.
NUCALA is used to treat asthma by reducing the frequency of asthma flare ups in adolescents (over 12 years of age) and adults who are already receiving asthma medicines, but whose asthma flare ups are not well controlled by medicines such as high-dose corticosteroid inhalers or beta-agonist inhalers.
NUCALA can also be used to help reduce the daily dose of oral corticosteroids in patients taking these medicines to control asthma symptoms and flare ups.
NUCALA does not treat acute asthma symptoms, such as a sudden asthma attack. Therefore NUCALA should not be used to treat such symptoms.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Sifrol ER CMI 25 Jul 2017
 
Sifrol ER is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease is a disease of the brain that affects body movement. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease are caused by a lack of dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical produced by certain brain cells. Dopamine binds to dopamine receptors and relays messages in the part of the brain that controls movement. When too little dopamine is produced, this results in Parkinson's disease. Sifrol ER works by having a similar effect as dopamine in the brain.

How Sifrol ER works

Sifrol ER contains the active ingredient pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate. It belongs to a group of medicines known as dopamine agonists, which bind to dopamine receptors.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Sifrol ER has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
Sifrol ER is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Sifrol CMI 25 Jul 2017
 
Sifrol is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).
PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Parkinson's disease is a disease of the brain that affects body movement. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease are caused by a lack of dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical produced by certain brain cells. Dopamine relays messages in the part of the brain that controls movement. When too little dopamine is produced, this results in Parkinson's disease.
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME (RLS)
RLS is a neurological disorder in which there is an overwhelming urge to move the legs to stop unpleasant sensations.
The sensations vary from person to person and range from uncomfortable to irritating to painful. The symptoms usually occur when sitting or lying down - which often leads to problems falling or staying asleep. Sometimes the arms and body may be affected. Current evidence suggests that RLS may be due to faulty dopamine signals in certain areas of the brain.

How Sifrol works

Sifrol contains the active ingredient pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate. It belongs to a group of medicines known as dopamine agonists, which bind to dopamine receptors. It is believed that Sifrol works by having a similar effect as dopamine in the brain.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Sifrol has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
Sifrol is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Tramedo SR CMI 25 Jul 2017
 
Tramedo SR is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Tramedo SR belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics, also known as "pain relievers" or "pain killers".
Tramedo SR tablets are designed to release the pain reliever gradually over several hours.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Tramedo SR has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Tramedo SR for another reason.
Tramedo SR is not recommended for use in children below 12 years, as its safety and effectiveness has not been established in this age group.
Tramedo SR is available only with a doctor's prescription.
When used as prescribed by your doctor, addiction to Tramedo SR is very unlikely.
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Expand Tramedo CMI 25 Jul 2017
 
Tramedo is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Tramedo belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics, also known as "pain relievers" or "pain killers".
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Tramedo has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Tramedo for another reason.
Tramedo is not recommended for use in children below 12 years, as its safety and effectiveness has not been established in this age group.
Tramedo is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Tramedo is not normally addictive if taken as directed by your doctor. Some cases have been reported rarely.
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Expand Monopril CMI 25 Jul 2017
 
MONOPRIL is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) or heart failure. Both of these are long term (chronic) diseases so it is important that you continue to take your MONOPRIL every day.
High blood pressure (hypertension):
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your 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. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), this means that your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are 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, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
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. Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients 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.
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Expand Sifrol and Sifrol ER PI 25 Jul 2017
 
Expand Monopril PI 24 Jul 2017
 
Expand Kalma CMI 24 Jul 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Kalma. It contains the active ingredient alprazolam.
It is used to treat:
anxiety.
panic attacks.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Kalma has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Kalma for another reason.
Kalma is available only with a doctor's prescription.

How it works

Kalma belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These medicines are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals.
In general, benzodiazepines such as alprazolam are taken for short periods only (for example 2 to 4 weeks). Continuous long term use is not recommended unless advised by your doctor. The use of benzodiazepines may lead to dependence on the medicine.
If you take Kalma for too long, it may become habit-forming. Benzodiazepines may lead to physical or psychological dependence. If you have any concerns, you should discuss this with your doctor.
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Expand Tramedo; Tramedo SR PI 24 Jul 2017
 
Expand Zyrtec Levocabastine PI 24 Jul 2017
 
Expand Daktarin Oral Gel PI 24 Jul 2017
 
Expand Risperidone Sandoz CMI 24 Jul 2017
 
Risperidone Sandoz contains the active ingredient risperidone.
Risperidone 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. Symptoms of this condition include 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). 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 (older than 5 years), adolescents and adults who are intellectually disabled.
Treatment of behavioural symptoms of autism in children and adolescents.
This medicine helps to correct a chemical imbalance in the brain associated with the conditions mentioned above.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Risperidone Sandoz was prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
There is no evidence that Risperidone Sandoz is addictive.
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Expand Risperidone Sandoz PI 21 Jul 2017
 
Expand Idaprex Combi PI 21 Jul 2017
 
Expand Idaprex Combi CMI 21 Jul 2017
 
The name of your medicine is IDAPREX COMBI 4/1.25. The medicine contains the active ingredients perindopril erbumine and indapamide hemihydrate. Perindopril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Indapamide belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics (a type of "water" tablet).
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Expand Idaprex CMI 21 Jul 2017
 
The name of your medicine is IDAPREX. The medicine contains the active ingredient perindopril erbumine. Perindopril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
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Expand Idaprex PI 21 Jul 2017