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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Renflexis PI 24 Jul 2019
 
Expand APO-Calcitriol CMI 24 Jul 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Calcitriol. It contains the active ingredient, calcitriol.
It is used to treat people with osteoporosis and to prevent osteoporosis in people taking oral corticosteroids.
It is also prescribed by doctors for the treatment of low blood calcium in patients with osteodystrophy (a form of bone disease), hypoparathyroidism (reduced function of the parathyroid glands) and rickets.

How it works

It works by improving absorption of calcium from the intestine and by stimulating growth of healthy bones.
Calcitriol occurs naturally in humans and is a biologically active form of vitamin D.
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.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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Expand Apo-Pravastatin PI 24 Jul 2019
 
Expand Hydopa CMI 24 Jul 2019
 
Hydopa is used to lower high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
Everyone had 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. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and 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. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. Hydopa helps to lower your blood pressure.
Hydopa works by controlling impulses along certain nerve pathways and as a result, widens blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily. This helps to lower blood pressure.
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.
There is no evidence that Hydopa is addictive.
Hydopa is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Hydopa PI 24 Jul 2019
 
Expand Cephazolin Alphapharm PI 24 Jul 2019
 
Expand Cephazolin Alphapharm CMI 24 Jul 2019
 
The name of your medicine is Cephazolin Alphapharm. It contains the active ingredient cefazolin sodium.
Cephazolin Alphapharm is an antibiotic used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
Cephazolin Alphapharm belongs to a group of antibiotics called cephalosporins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
Your doctor may have prescribed Cephazolin Alphapharm for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Cephazolin Alphapharm has been prescribed for you.
Cephazolin Alphapharm is available only with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
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Expand Itracap PI 24 Jul 2019
 
Expand Rapamune PI 23 Jul 2019
 
Expand Besponsa PI 23 Jul 2019
 
Expand Besponsa CMI 23 Jul 2019
 
The active ingredient in Besponsa is inotuzumab ozogamicin. It belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic agents that target cancer cells.
Besponsa is used to treat adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). ALL is a cancer of the blood where the cells that help protect your body from infection and foreign materials (white blood cells) grow uncontrollably.
This medicine works by stopping the abnormal growth of these cells and destroying them.
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.

Use in children

The safety and effectiveness of this medicine in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years have not been established.
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Expand APO-Baclofen CMI 23 Jul 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO- Baclofen Tablets. It contains the active ingredient baclofen.
It is used to treat:
multiple sclerosis
spinal cord damage resulting from disease or physical injury
Baclofen belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. It is used to reduce excess tension in your muscles which causes spasms.
Because this medicine reduces spasms and the pain that goes with them, it helps to make you more mobile. This helps you to manage your daily activities more easily.
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.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

Baclofen should be used with extreme caution in children under 16 years of age as only limited information is available. Baclofen should not be used in children who weigh less than 33 kg.
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Expand APO-Baclofen PI 23 Jul 2019
 
Expand Rotarix Oral Liquid PI 23 Jul 2019
 
Expand Cosentyx CMI 23 Jul 2019
 
COSENTYX is used for the treatment of the following inflammatory diseases:
Plaque psoriasis
Psoriatic arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis
Plaque psoriasis
COSENTYX is used to treat a skin condition called 'plaque psoriasis' in adults.
Plaque psoriasis causes inflammation of the skin.
COSENTYX is used in adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Psoriatic arthritis
COSENTYX is used to treat a condition called 'psoriatic arthritis'. The condition is an inflammatory disease of the joints, often accompanied by psoriasis.
Ankylosing spondylitis
COSENTYX is used to treat a condition called 'ankylosing spondylitis' in adults. The condition is an inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine which causes inflammation of the spinal joints.
In patients with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis the body produces increased amounts of a protein called IL-17A. This may lead to symptoms such as itching, pain, scaling in psoriasis, swollen and tender joints in psoriatic arthritis, and pain in the spine in ankylosing spondylitis.
COSENTYX contains the active substance secukinumab. This ingredient is a fully-human monoclonal antibody and belongs to a group of medicines called interleukin (IL) inhibitors. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that recognise and bind specifically to certain proteins in the body. COSENTYX works by neutralising the activity of the IL-17A protein, which is present at increased levels in conditions such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It will reduce the inflammation and other symptoms of the condition.
If you have any questions about how COSENTYX works or why this medicine has been prescribed for you, ask your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare provider.
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.
COSENTYX is not recommended for children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) because it has not been studied in this age group.
COSENTYX may be used by people aged 65 years and over.
COSENTYX is available only with a doctor's prescription and is not addictive.
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Expand Humira Pen CMI 23 Jul 2019
 
The active ingredient in this medicine is adalimumab, which is a fully human monoclonal antibody. Adalimumab recognises and binds to a specific protein (tumour necrosis factor or TNF-alpha), which is present at higher levels in some inflammatory diseases.
Humira is intended for the treatment of a number of inflammatory diseases:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joints. Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include joint pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness.
Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, as well as to slow down and protect the joints from further damage to help them move more freely.
Your doctor will decide if Humira should be used with another medicine called methotrexate, or on its own.
Humira can also be used to treat severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis without previous methotrexate treatment.
Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (pJIA)
pJIA is an inflammatory disease of the joints. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severely active pJIA, in patients 2 years of age and older, when other medicines are not appropriate.
Your doctor will decide whether Humira should be used with another medicine called methotrexate or used alone.
Enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA)
ERA is an inflammatory disease of the joints and the places where tendons join the bone. Humira is used to treat ERA in children.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you haven't responded well enough to these medicines.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
PsA is an inflammatory disease of the joints that is usually associated with psoriasis. Signs and symptoms include joint pain, tenderness and swelling. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms, of moderate to severely active PsA, as well as to slow down and protect the joints from further damage, to help them move more freely.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you haven't responded well enough to these medicines.
Ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the spine. Signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include back pain and stiffness. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms in patients with active disease.
Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. Humira is used to treat moderate to severe Crohn's disease, in adults and children aged 6 years and over, to reduce the signs and symptoms of the disease and to induce and maintain periods where the symptoms are no longer present (remission).
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you may either have not responded well enough, or you may have lost response or cannot tolerate these medicines.
Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine (bowel). Humira is used to treat moderate to severe ulcerative colitis when other medicines are not appropriate.
Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease of the skin. Plaque psoriasis, the most common form, is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of the skin covered with silvery scales. Plaque psoriasis can also affect nails, causing them to crumble, thicken and lift away from the nail bed which can be painful. Humira is used to treat moderate to severe forms of the disease in adults and severe forms in adolescents and children from 4 years of age for whom topical therapy (such as creams, lotions and ointments) and phototherapy (also known as light therapy) have either not worked very well or are not suitable.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)
HS (sometimes called acne inversa) is a chronic and often painful inflammatory skin disease. Symptoms may include tender nodules (lumps) and abscesses (boils) that may leak pus, which can have an unpleasant odour. It most commonly affects specific areas of the skin, such as under the breasts, the armpits, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. Scarring may also occur in affected areas.
Humira is used for the treatment of adult and adolescents from 12 years of age with active moderate to severe HS. Humira can reduce the number of nodules and abscesses caused by the disease, and the pain that is often associated with it.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you haven't responded well enough to these medicines.
Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to check on your progress to determine whether you should continue treatment.
Uveitis
Uveitis is an inflammatory disease affecting certain parts of the eye. This inflammation may lead to a decrease of vision and/or the presence of floaters in the eye (black dots or wispy lines that move across the field of vision). Humira is used to treat non-infectious intermediate, posterior and pan-uveitis.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you may either have not responded well enough, or you have lost response or cannot tolerate these medicines.
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 not addictive.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
The long-term effects of Humira on the growth and development of children is not known.
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Expand Humira PFS CMI 23 Jul 2019
 
The active ingredient in this medicine is adalimumab, which is a fully human monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins made by a type of blood cell to fight a foreign protein in the body. Adalimumab recognises and binds to a specific protein (tumour necrosis factor or TNF-alpha), which is present at higher levels in some inflammatory diseases.
Humira is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory diseases:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joints. Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include joint pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, as well as to slow down and protect the joints from further damage to help them move more freely.
Your doctor will decide if Humira should be used with another medicine called methotrexate, or on its own.
Humira can also be used to treat severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis without previous methotrexate treatment.
Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (pJIA)
pJIA is an inflammatory disease of the joints. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severely active pJIA, in patients 2 years of age and older, when other medicines are not appropriate. Your doctor will decide whether Humira should be used with another medicine called methotrexate or used alone.
Enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA)
ERA is an inflammatory disease of the joints and the places where tendons join the bone. Humira is used to treat ERA in children.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you haven't responded well enough to these medicines.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
PsA is an inflammatory disease of the joints that is usually associated with psoriasis. Signs and symptoms include joint pain, tenderness and swelling. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms, of moderate to severely active PsA, as well as to slow down and protect the joints from further damage, to help them move more freely.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you haven't responded well enough to these medicines.
Ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease of the spine. Signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include back pain and stiffness. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms in patients with active disease.
Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. Humira is used to treat moderate to severe Crohn's disease in adults and children aged 6 years and over to reduce the signs and symptoms of the disease and to induce and maintain periods where the symptoms are no longer present (remission).
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you may either have not responded well enough, or you may have lost response or cannot tolerate these medicines.
Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine (bowel). Humira is used to treat moderate to severe ulcerative colitis when other medicines are not appropriate.
Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease of the skin. Plaque psoriasis, the most common form, is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of the skin covered with silvery scales. Plaque psoriasis can also affect nails, causing them to crumble, thicken and lift away from the nail bed which can be painful. Humira is used to treat moderate to severe forms of the disease in adults and severe forms in adolescents and children from 4 years of age for whom topical therapy (such as creams, lotions and ointments) and phototherapy (also known as light therapy) have either not worked very well, or are not suitable.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)
HS (sometimes called acne inversa) is a chronic and often painful inflammatory skin disease. Symptoms may include tender nodules (lumps) and abscesses (boils) that may leak pus, which can have an unpleasant odour. It most commonly affects specific areas of the skin, such as under the breasts, the armpits, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. Scarring may also occur in affected areas.
Humira is used for the treatment of adults and adolescents from 12 years of age with active moderate to severe HS, Humira can reduce the number of nodules and abscesses caused by the disease, and the pain that is often associated with it.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you haven't responded well enough to these medicines.
Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to check on your progress to determine whether you should continue treatment.
Uveitis
Uveitis is an inflammatory disease affecting certain parts of the eye. This inflammation may lead to a decrease of vision and/or the presence of floaters in the eye (black dots or wispy lines that move across the field of vision). Humira is used to treat non-infectious intermediate, posterior and pan-uveitis.
You may have already been given other medicines to treat your condition. Your doctor has prescribed Humira for you as you may either have not responded well enough, or you have lost response or cannot tolerate these medicines.
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 not addictive.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
The long term effects of Humira on the growth and development of children is not known.
read more
Expand Tacidine PI 23 Jul 2019
 
Expand Tacidine CMI 23 Jul 2019
 
TACIDINE contains the active ingredient nizatidine.
TACIDINE belongs to a group of medicines called histamine (H2) antagonist or histamine (H2) blockers. These medicines work by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced which in turn reduces the pain and allows the ulcers and/or reflux disease to heal in most people.
Ulcers
TACIDINE is used to treat both gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach. A duodenal ulcer occurs in the duodenum (which is part of your small intestine). The ulcers can be caused in part by too much acid being made in the stomach.
TACIDINE is also used to help stop duodenal ulcers from coming back.
Reflux Disease
TACIDINE is also used to treat reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease. This is caused by "washing back" (reflux) of food and acid from the stomach into the food pipe (also known as the oesophagus).
Reflux causes burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat (heartburn) and most often occurs after eating or at night.
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.
TACIDINE is not recommended for use in children, as the safety and effectiveness have not been established.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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