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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Varilrix Vaccine PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Varilrix HSA Free PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Lenest 30 ED PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Lenest 30 ED CMI 24 May 2019
 
LENEST 30 ED is a combined oral contraceptive, commonly known as a 'birth control pill' or 'the Pill'.
LENEST 30 ED is used to prevent pregnancy.
You may also experience the following benefits:
more regular, shorter and lighter periods
a decrease in anaemia (iron deficiency)
a decrease in period pain.
Some conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy (where the foetus is carried outside of your womb), lumpy breasts, acne and cancer of the uterus (womb) and ovaries may be less common in women taking the Pill.
When taken correctly, LENEST 30 ED prevents you from becoming pregnant in several ways, including:
inhibiting ovulation (egg release)
changing the cervical mucus consistency, making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg
changing the lining of the uterus, making it less suitable for implantation.
When the Pill is taken by women under close observation in clinical trials, it is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, in real life the Pill is around 92% effective. This is because pills might be missed, may have been taken with medicines that interfere with their effectiveness, or may not be absorbed due to vomiting or diarrhoea.
Like all oral contraceptives, LENEST 30 ED is intended to prevent pregnancy. It does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections.
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.
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Expand Zoledasta CMI 24 May 2019
 
Zoledasta™ contains the active ingredient zoledronic acid.
It is used to treat:
treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women to reduce the incidence of fractures
treat osteoporosis in men and women over 50 years of age to reduce the incidence of additional fractures in patients who have had a hip fracture
increase bone mineral density in men with osteoporosis
increase bone mineral density in men and women with osteoporosis associated with long term steroid use, such as prednisone
prevent bone mineral density loss caused by steroid use in men and women
treat Paget's disease of bone in men and women.
Osteoporosis is a disease which causes bones to become less dense, gradually making them weaker, more brittle and likely to break.
Paget's disease is a chronic disorder which may affect various bones of the skeleton. Bone is a living tissue and is constantly being renewed. In Paget's disease, the bone material breaks down more quickly than usual, and new bone material grows more quickly than usual and in a disordered way. The new bone that is formed may be thicker but weaker than normal, which can cause pain and may lead to broken bones.

How it works

Zoledasta™ works by slowing down the breaking down of bone, which allows the bone-forming cells time to rebuild normal bone. This allows bone remodelling to go back to normal and protects the bones from being weakened.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine should not be used in children. Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.
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Expand Zoledasta PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Survanta PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Phenylephrine BNM PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Revestive CMI 24 May 2019
 
REVESTIVE is used to treat adults with Short Bowel Syndrome who need additional nutrition or fluids from intravenous feeding (parenteral support). Short Bowel Syndrome is a disorder arising from an inability to absorb food nutrients and fluid across the gastrointestinal tract (gut). It is often caused by surgical removal of all or part of the small intestine.
REVESTIVE contains the active substance teduglutide. It improves the absorption of nutrients and fluid from your remaining gut.
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 available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Spinraza PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Spinraza CMI 24 May 2019
 
SPINRAZA is a type of medicine called an anti-sense oligonucleotide (ASO). It is used to treat the genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease caused by a shortage of a protein called survival motor neuron (SMN). This results in the loss of nerve cells in the spine, leading to weakness of the muscles in the shoulders, hips, thighs and upper back. It may also weaken the muscles used for breathing and swallowing.
SPINRAZA works by causing the body to produce more SMN protein.
SPINRAZA has only been proven to work in a type of SMA known as 5q SMA.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you or your child.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
There is no information on the use of this medicine in adults above 18 years of age.
This medicine is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is given to you or your child by a doctor.
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Expand Firmagon PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand Revestive PI 24 May 2019
 
Expand GenRx Tamoxifen CMI 23 May 2019
 
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 23 May 2019
 
Expand APO-Olmesartan HCTZ CMI 23 May 2019
 
APO-Olmesartan HCTZ contains two medicines, olmesartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). These two medicines work together to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps push blood all around your body. Your blood pressure changes at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have 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 high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.

How it works

Olmesartan belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin-II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. Olmesartan blocks the action of angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps lower your blood pressure.
HCTZ is a diuretic which reduces the amount of fluid in the body. This also 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 this medicine for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
The safety and effectiveness of olmesartan HCTZ in children has not been established.
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Expand APO-Olmesartan HCTZ PI 23 May 2019
 
Expand Xgeva PI 23 May 2019
 
Expand Ondansetron Alphapharm PI 23 May 2019
 
Expand Ondansetron Alphapharm CMI 23 May 2019
 
ONDANSETRON Alphapharm contains a medicine called ondansetron. This belongs to a group of medicines called Serotonin receptor-3 antagonists.
ONDANSETRON Alphapharm is used to help stop the nausea (sick feeling) and vomiting which can occur after medical treatments and operations.
ONDANSETRON Alphapharm should only be used to treat the nausea and vomiting for which it has been prescribed.
Your doctor may have prescribed ONDANSETRON Alphapharm for another reason. If you want more information, ask your doctor.
ONDANSETRON Alphapharm injection is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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