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Product name Product type Date released
Expand APO-Metoclopramide CMI 19 Aug 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Metoclopramide. It contains the active ingredient metoclopramide hydrochloride monohydrate.
Metoclopramide works by blocking the action of a chemical in the brain which causes nausea and vomiting. It also acts in the stomach and upper intestine to increase muscle contractions.
In adults over 20 years old metoclopramide is used:
to treat nausea and vomiting caused by infectious diseases, kidney disease, child birth, other medications, cancer, or following surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment
to activate stomach contractions in conditions where there is a need to encourage normal passage of food through the stomach and intestines
with X-rays to help diagnose problems of the stomach and/or intestines
to help with passing tubes into the intestine.
In young adults between 15 to 20 years old this medicine is used when other therapies haven't worked to:
treat severe vomiting of known cause or following chemotherapy or radiation treatment
help with passing tubes into the intestine.
These tablets should not be used for children under 15 years of age.
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.
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Expand Resotrans CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
RESOTRANS tablets are used for the treatment of long-standing constipation in adults in whom conventional medicines used to treat constipation (laxatives) fail to provide adequate relief.
RESOTRANS is not used to treat constipation due to other medical conditions including disorders which involve the over-production or under-production of hormones from the endocrine gland, disorders that involve an alteration in normal metabolism, disorders of the nervous system and constipation due to use of medicines including opioid medicines such as codeine, oxycodone and morphine.
RESOTRANS contains the active ingredient prucalopride succinate. It acts on the muscle wall of the gut, helping to restore the normal functioning of the bowel.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Zetlam CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
ZETLAM belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals.
ZETLAM is used to treat patients 2 years of age or over with long term (chronic) viral infection of the liver caused by hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B is a virus which damages the liver. Treatment with ZETLAM can reduce the amount of hepatitis B virus in your body. This should lead to less liver damage.
ZETLAM has not been shown to reduce the risk of passing hepatitis B to others. You will still be able to pass on the hepatitis virus by sexual contact or through your blood. You should use appropriate precautions.
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.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
If you are already taking this medicine lamivudine for HIV infection (3TCâ„¢, Combivirâ„¢), your doctor will continue to treat you with the higher dose for that treatment.
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Expand Finide CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
FINIDE is for use by men only.
FINIDE is used to treat a medical condition in men called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. BPH is a condition where your prostate gland (which is near your bladder) has become bigger making it more difficult for you to pass urine. This can lead to symptoms such as:
weak or interrupted stream of urine
feeling that you cannot empty your bladder completely
delay before you start to pass urine
needing to pass urine often, especially at night
feeling that you must pass urine right away
BPH occurs only in men and is common over the age of 50 years. In some men, BPH can lead to serious problems, including urinary tract infections and the sudden inability to pass urine at all. BPH can also lead to the need for surgery such as procedures to improve the flow of urine.
The prostate gland takes years to grow. Therefore, the symptoms of BPH take a long time to develop. FINIDE works by slowly reducing the size of your prostate gland. This may lead to gradual improvement in your urine flow and other symptoms over several months. FINIDE also helps reduce the risk of developing a sudden inability to pass urine (acute urinary retention) and the need for surgery. This may happen whether or not you notice any improvement or change in your symptoms.
Your doctor may have prescribed FINIDE for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why FINIDE has been prescribed for you.
FINIDE is not addictive.
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Expand Barbloc CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
Barbloc is used to:
lower high blood pressure, also called hypertension
prevent angina
treat irregular heart beat (arrhythmia).
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. 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. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Angina
Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or neck and sometimes to the shoulders and back. This may be caused by too little blood and oxygen getting to the heart. The pain of angina is usually brought on by exercise or stress but it can also happen while you are resting. Barbloc helps to prevent angina from happening. It is not used to treat an attack of angina once it starts.
Irregular heart beat
Irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia, means that there is a disturbance of the normal rhythm or beat of the heart. Arrhythmias may be caused by a number of factors, including some heart diseases, an overactive thyroid gland, or chemical imbalances. Barbloc helps to restore the normal rhythm of the heart.
Barbloc belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It works by affecting the body's response to certain nerve impulses, especially in the heart. As a result, it decreases the heart's need for blood and oxygen and reduces the amount of work that the heart has to do. It also widens the blood vessels in the rest of the body, causing blood pressure to fall. Barbloc also helps the heart to beat more regularly.
Barbloc can be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
Your doctor may have prescribed Barbloc for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Barbloc has been prescribed for you.
Barbloc is not recommended for use in children, as there is not enough information on its effects in children.
Barbloc is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Barbloc is addictive.
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Expand Alodorm CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
Alodorm is used to treat insomnia (sleeping problems).
Alodorm contains the active ingredient nitrazepam, which belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These medicines are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Alodorm has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Alodorm for another reason.
In general, benzodiazepines such as Alodorm should be 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.
Alodorm is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Brenda-35 ED CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
Brenda-35 ED is used for the treatment of signs of physical male characteristics caused by the male sex hormone, androgen, produced by the male sex hormone, androgen, produced in women in small amounts (androgenisation), such as:
severe acne when other treatments have not been successful
for excessive growth of facial or body hair (known as hirsutism) of a mild to moderate degree, where no underlying cause has been found. .
Brenda-35 ED can also be used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking it for the treatment of signs of physical male characteristics as described above. Brenda-35ED contains a progestogen and an oestrogen hormone, and therefore works similarly to the combined oral contraceptive birth control pill, also known as the "Pill" or "birth control pill". It should not be used in combination with another hormonal contraceptive. While taking BRENDA-35ED you may also experience the following benefits:
a decrease in the amount of blood you lose each cycle during your period
more regular and lighter periods - potentially resulting in a decrease in anaemia (iron deficiency)
a decrease in period pain
reduction of greasiness in skin and hair.Some conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy (where the foetus is carried outside of your womb), lumpy breasts and cancer of the uterus (womb) and ovaries may be less common in women taking Brenda-35 ED.
Like all oral contraceptives, Brenda-35 ED does not protect against HIV infections (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A barrier form of contraception such as a condom is needed.
Brenda-35 ED is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Brenda-35 ED has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Brenda-35 ED for another reason.
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Expand Sinequan CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
Sinequan is used to treat depression.
It belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs).
Antidepressants are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals called amines which are involved in controlling mood.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe Sinequan for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Sinequan has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Sinequan should not be used in children under the age of 18 years. The safety and efficacy of Sinequan in this age group has not been satisfactorily established.
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