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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Esbriet tablets PI 20 Jul 2018
 
Expand Esbriet Capsules PI 20 Jul 2018
 
Expand Strensiq PI 20 Jul 2018
 
Expand Strensiq CMI 20 Jul 2018
 
Expand Eloxatin CMI 20 Jul 2018
 
Eloxatin is used to treat cancer of the oesophagus/stomach, large intestine and rectum (colorectal cancer). Eloxatin is used in combination with other anti-cancer drugs; capecitabine, bevacizumab, epirubicin, fluorouracil (FU), and/or folinic acid. The active ingredient in Eloxatin is called oxaliplatin.
Cancer cells are normal cells which have changed so that they grow in an uncontrolled way. Oxaliplatin works by interfering with cancer cell growth. Because of the similarities between cancer cells and normal cells, anti cancer drugs often have unwanted effects on the body.
Your doctors have decided to treat you with Eloxatin because they believe that the benefit of Eloxatin treatment will be greater than the unwanted effects.
Many of the side effects from anti cancer drugs are predictable and can be prevented or lessened. Your doctor and other staff will take all of the precautions needed to reduce the unwanted effects of treatment.
Eloxatin is only available on a prescription from your doctor.
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Expand Xtandi PI 20 Jul 2018
 
Expand APO-Sertraline CMI 19 Jul 2018
 
Sertraline is used to treat:
depression
social anxiety disorder or social phobia
Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
It belongs to a group of medicines called Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).

How it works

Serotonin is one of the chemicals in your brain which helps control your mood. Sertraline and other SSRIs are thought to help by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain.
Depression is longer lasting and/or more severe than the "low moods" everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. This imbalance affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, loss of sex drive and lack of energy.
PMDD affects some women in the days before their period. PMDD is different from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The mood symptoms (anger, sadness, tension, etc.) in PMDD are more severe than in PMS and affect the woman's daily activities and relationship with others.
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.
Clinical experience has shown that sertraline should not affect the ability to drive or operate machinery. However, make sure you know how sertraline affects you before driving or operating machinery, as it can make some people drowsy or dizzy or affect their concentration.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for depression in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand APO-Sertraline PI 19 Jul 2018
 
Expand Nuvigil PI 19 Jul 2018
 
Expand Perindo PI 19 Jul 2018
 
Expand EES Granules PI 18 Jul 2018
 
Expand EES Granules CMI 18 Jul 2018
 
EES is used to:
treat certain bacterial infections; these infections may occur in different parts of the body
control acne
prevent infections in patients with a history of rheumatic disease, congenital heart disease or other acquired valvular heart disease and who may be allergic to penicillin antibiotics.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed EES for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why EES has been prescribed for you.
EES is an antibiotic that belongs to the group of medicines called macrolides. These medicines work by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria, which cause infections or make acne worse.
EES will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.
EES is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Erythrocin IV CMI 18 Jul 2018
 
ERYTHROCIN IV contains erythromycin, an antibiotic that belongs to the group of medicines called macrolides. These medicines work by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infections.
ERYTHROCIN IV is used to treat certain bacterial infections. These infections may occur in different parts of the body.
ERYTHROCIN IV will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.
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 Erythrocin IV PI 18 Jul 2018
 
Expand Prezista CMI 18 Jul 2018
 
PREZISTA is an antiretroviral medicine. It belongs to a group of medicines called protease (PRO-tee-ase) inhibitors. PREZISTA works by reducing the amount of HIV in your body. Reducing the amount of HIV in your blood improves your immune system, and reduces the risk of developing illnesses as a result of HIV infection.
PREZISTA is used to treat adults, and children 6 years of age or above weighing more than 20 kg, who are infected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
In adults, PREZISTA must be taken in combination with cobicistat or with a low dose of ritonavir, and with other anti-HIV medicines.
In children, PREZISTA must be taken in combination with a low dose of ritonavir, and with other anti-HIV medicines.
Your doctor will discuss with you which combination of medicines will work best with PREZISTA.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why PREZISTA has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Omacor PI 18 Jul 2018
 
Expand Tecfidera CMI 17 Jul 2018
 
TECFIDERA is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS).
TECFIDERA slows down the progression of physical disability in people with relapsing forms of MS and decreases the number of flare ups (relapses).
Some people feel better when they start to take TECFIDERA. However TECFIDERA cannot repair damage that has already been caused by MS. When you start TECFIDERA you might not notice an improvement, but TECFIDERA may still be working to help prevent your MS from becoming worse.
The cause of MS is not yet known, MS affects the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the body’s immune system reacts against its own myelin (the 'insulation' surrounding nerve fibres). In relapsing forms of MS, people have 'exacerbations' from time to time (e.g. blurred vision, weakness in the legs or arms, or loss of control of bowel or bladder function). They are followed by periods of recovery. Recovery may be complete or incomplete. If it is incomplete there is 'progression of disability'.
TECFIDERA contains the active ingredient dimethyl fumarate. Dimethyl fumarate decreases the inflammation in your brain that is caused by MS and thereby reduces nerve damage.
TECFIDERA works by reducing inflammatory responses in cells and helps to protect the central nervous system cells against attack. Inflammation of the brain is an important part of the MS disease process.
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.
TECFIDERA has not been studied in patients with chronic progressive MS.
Safety and effectiveness in children younger than 18 years have not been established.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Tecfidera PI 17 Jul 2018
 
Expand Acular PI 17 Jul 2018
 
Expand Acular CMI 17 Jul 2018