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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Obizur PI 21 Jan 2019
 
Expand Obizur CMI 21 Jan 2019
 
OBIZUR is a recombinant DNA derived, anti-haemophilic factor used for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired haemophilia A.
It is possible that your doctor may give you OBIZUR for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why you are being given OBIZUR. 

How does OBIZUR work

Under normal physiological conditions, factor VIII is essential for blood clotting and therefore the control of bleeding.
Acquired haemophilia is a bleeding disorder that is not present a birth but develops suddenly at some point in life due to an abnormality in the immune system. In patients with acquired haemophilia A, factor VIII is not working properly because the patient has developed antibodies which neutralise this blood clotting factor, and this prevents blood from clotting.
OBIZUR belongs to a group of medicines called anti-haemophilic agents.
OBIZUR is a man-made clotting factor. It is similar to the naturally occurring protein in the body.
OBIZUR works by temporarily replacing the inhibited human clotting factor VIII, so that blood can clot normally.
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Expand APO-Famciclovir (shingles) CMI 21 Jan 2019
 
Famciclovir is used to treat shingles in adults and adolescents.
It belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals.

How it works

Shingles is a condition that is caused by a herpes virus called varicella zoster, the same virus that causes chicken pox. The virus can become active again in the body, even after many years, resulting in shingles. The main symptom is a rash that can cause pain, burning and blisters.
Famciclovir works by stopping the multiplication of the virus that causes shingles. Although famciclovir does not cure the viral infection, it helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten their duration.
The best results are obtained if the medicine is started as soon as possible after the first symptoms begin to appear.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed famciclovir for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
Famciclovir is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.
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Expand APO-Famciclovir (genital herpes) CMI 21 Jan 2019
 
Expand APO-Famciclovir (Cold sores) CMI 21 Jan 2019
 
Famciclovir used to treat recurrent outbreaks of cold sores in adults who have a normal immune system (the body system which fights against infections).
It belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals.

How it works

Cold sores are an infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1), commonly acquired as a child from contact with parents or relatives.
Cold sores usually begin on or around the lips, mouth, and nose as small red bumps that turn into fluid-filled blisters.
Famciclovir works by stopping the production of the virus causing the cold sore. Although famciclovir for cold sores does not cure the viral infection, it helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of an outbreak.
Many people who get cold sores know when one is coming by a tingling, burning, itchy or painful sensation or redness in the area. This can happen very rapidly.
After redness and swelling develop, blisters form. The blisters may weep or burst and this can be painful. As the cold sore dries, a shallow ulcer and yellow crust forms which will eventually fall off to expose new lighter-coloured skin. Generally the sores heal without scarring. After the initial infection has healed, the virus becomes dormant in nerve cells.
Cold sores can be unpredictable. The virus can become active again in the body, even after many years, resulting in recurrent outbreaks. E
Some common triggers to a cold sore may include:
sun exposure
stress
fatigue
menstrual periods
fever or illness, such as a cold
dry chapped lips or skin trauma
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed famciclovir for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
Famciclovir is not recommended for use in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Expand APO-Famciclovir PI 21 Jan 2019
 
Expand APO-Isotretinoin CMI 21 Jan 2019
 
Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne, where other treatments have not worked.
It belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids, which are like Vitamin A.

How it works

Isotretinoin works by reducing the amount of the oil (sebum) made by glands in your skin. It also reduces bacteria and inflammation and helps to open clogged pores.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand APO-Isotretinoin PI 21 Jan 2019
 
Expand Maxolon PI 21 Jan 2019
 
Expand Celebrex PI 21 Jan 2019
 
Expand Chemmart Olanzapine PI 18 Jan 2019
 
Expand Chemmart Olanzapine CMI 18 Jan 2019
 
The name of your medicine is Chemmart Olanzapine. It contains the active ingredient olanzapine.
It is used:
to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and related psychoses
alone, or in combination with lithium or valproate, for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
as a mood stabiliser that prevents further occurrences of high and low (depressed) extremes of mood associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour. Bipolar I Disorder is a mental illness with symptoms such as feeling "high", having excessive amounts of energy, needing much less sleep than usual, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability.
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 may affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

How it works

Olanzapine belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, which may cause mental illness.
Olanzapine may be used together with other medicines such as lithium or valproate.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Olanzapine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand APO-Olanzapine CMI 18 Jan 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Olanzapine. It contains the active ingredient olanzapine.
It is used:
to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and related psychoses
alone, or in combination with lithium or valproate, for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
as a mood stabiliser that prevents further occurrences of high and low (depressed) extremes of mood associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour. Bipolar I Disorder is a mental illness with symptoms such as feeling "high", having excessive amounts of energy, needing much less sleep than usual, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability.
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 may affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

How it works

Olanzapine belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, which may cause mental illness.
Olanzapine may be used together with other medicines such as lithium or valproate.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Olanzapine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand APO-Olanzapine PI 18 Jan 2019
 
Expand APO-Olanzapine ODT CMI 18 Jan 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Olanzapine. It contains the active ingredient olanzapine.
It is used:
to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and related psychoses
alone, or in combination with lithium or valproate, for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
as a mood stabiliser that prevents further occurrences of high and low (depressed) extremes of mood associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour. Bipolar I Disorder is a mental illness with symptoms such as feeling "high", having excessive amounts of energy, needing much less sleep than usual, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability.
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 may affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

How it works

Olanzapine belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, which may cause mental illness.
Olanzapine may be used together with other medicines such as lithium or valproate.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Olanzapine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand APO-Olanzapine ODT PI 18 Jan 2019
 
Expand Terry White Chemists Olanzapine CMI 18 Jan 2019
 
The name of your medicine is Terry White Chemists Olanzapine. It contains the active ingredient olanzapine.
It is used:
to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and related psychoses
alone, or in combination with lithium or valproate, for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
as a mood stabiliser that prevents further occurrences of high and low (depressed) extremes of mood associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour. Bipolar I Disorder is a mental illness with symptoms such as feeling "high", having excessive amounts of energy, needing much less sleep than usual, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability.
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 may affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

How it works

Olanzapine belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, which may cause mental illness.
Olanzapine may be used together with other medicines such as lithium or valproate.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Olanzapine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Terry White Chemists Olanzapine PI 18 Jan 2019
 
Expand Invirase CMI 18 Jan 2019
 
Invirase belongs to a group of medicines called anti-HIV drugs. Within this group, Invirase belongs to a class of drugs called HIV protease inhibitors. Invirase is used for the treatment of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). It works by interfering with the viral reproductive cycle.
Invirase must be used only in combination with ritonavir (Norvir®) and other medicines to treat the HIV virus.
Please note that you should always report any changes in your condition to your doctor to ensure that any infections which occur due to your low immunity (called opportunistic infections) are treated promptly.
Your doctor may have prescribed Invirase for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions why Invirase has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Invirase is not a cure for HIV infection and you may continue to acquire illnesses associated with advanced HIV infection, including opportunistic infections.
Invirase does not reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others through sexual contact or contamination through blood.
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Expand Irinotecan Alphapharm PI 18 Jan 2019