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Product name Date released
Expand Ampicyn 14 Jul 2015
 
AMPICYN is an antibiotic used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
AMPICYN will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or the flu.
AMPICYN is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
Your doctor may have prescribed AMPICYN for another reason. Ask your doctor why AMPICYN has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that AMPICYN is addictive.
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Expand Anafranil 23 Apr 2015
 
Anafranil is used to treat:

1. depression that is longer lasting and/or more severe than the "low moods" that everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. Depression 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, lack of energy and feelings of guilt.

2. obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and phobias in adults

3. muscle weakness in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.

The symptoms of these disorders vary from person to person. Your doctor can provide you with more information.
Anafranil belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants.
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 only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Anandron 18 May 2015
 
Anandron is a medicine for treating prostate cancer in men. It contains the active ingredient Nilutamide.
Anandron belongs to a family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-androgens. These medicines work by blocking the effect of androgen hormones that are naturally produced by your body. Prostate cancer cells are dependent on these hormones, and blocking their effect is intended to stop the growth of the cancer.
Anandron is more effective when used at the same time as other medicines known generally as LHRH agonists or, alternatively, following surgery designed to treat prostate cancer.
Your doctor may have prescribed Anandron for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Anandron has been prescribed for you.
Anandron is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Anaprox 16 Nov 2016
 
ANAPROX belongs to a family of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
ANAPROX relieves pain and reduces inflammation (swelling, redness and soreness) that may occur
in different types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
in muscle and bone injuries such as sprains, strains, lower back pain (lumbago), rheumatism and tendonitis, such as tennis elbow
from swelling and pain after setting broken or dislocated bones
in menstrual cramps (period pain)
due to migraine headache
following surgery
due to dental pain
Your doctor may have prescribed ANAPROX for another purpose.
Although ANAPROX can relieve the symptoms of pain and inflammation, it will not cure your condition.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions why ANAPROX has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
ANAPROX is not addictive.
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Expand Anastrozole Sandoz 01 Jul 2015
 
The name of your medicine is Anastrozole Sandoz. It contains the active ingredient anastrozole.
Anastrozole Sandoz is used to treat breast cancer in women who are postmenopausal (i.e. women who no longer have their menstrual periods).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Anastrozole Sandoz was prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Anastrozole Sandoz for another reason.

How Anastrozole Sandoz works

Anastrozole Sandoz belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal aromatase inhibitors.
Anastrozole Sandoz is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of oestrogen (female sex hormone) made by the body in postmenopausal women. In some types of breast cancer, oestrogen can help the cancer cells grow. By blocking oestrogen, Anastrozole Sandoz may slow or stop the growth of cancer.
Anastrozole Sandoz should only be taken by postmenopausal women.
Anastrozole Sandoz is not recommended for use in men, children or women who are not postmenopausal.
There is no evidence that Anastrozole Sandoz is addictive.
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Expand Ancotil 21 Nov 2013
 
This medicine is used to treat:
fungal or yeast infections in your body, which are also known as candidiasis, cryptococcosis or chromoblastomycosis.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Ancotil has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Ancotil for another purpose.
Ancotil is not addictive.
Ancotil is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Andepra 13 Feb 2013
 
ANDEPRA is used to treat major depressive disorder (depression), Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain (nerve pain caused by diabetes) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive worry)
ANDEPRA belongs to a group of medicines called Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). SNRIs are believed to work by their action on serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain. Serotonin and noradrenaline are the chemical messengers responsible for controlling the psychological and painful physical symptoms of depression.
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.
ANDEPRA is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Andriol Testocaps 23 Aug 2017
 
Andriol Testocaps are used to replace the body's natural sex hormone testosterone when not enough is made by the body.
In men testosterone is produced by the testicles. It is necessary for the normal growth, development and function of the male sex organs and for secondary male sex characteristics. It is necessary for the growth of body hair, the development of bones and muscles, and it stimulates the production of red blood cells. It also makes men's voices deepen. Andriol Testocaps is used in adult men for testosterone replacement to treat various health problems caused by a lack of testosterone (male hypogonadism). Your doctor will confirm this by blood testosterone measurements and also clinical symptoms such as inability to get or maintain an erection (impotence), infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depressive moods, or bone loss caused by low hormone levels.
Because of problems with the pituitary or testis, the production of testosterone by the body decreases.
Men may suffer from complaints such as depression, loss of motivation or concentration, and loss of sexual desire. Andriol Testocaps can relieve these complaints. It can also relieve these symptoms in men who have had their testis removed. Relief of symptoms usually starts within a few days, but optimal results are obtained after weeks to months of treatment.
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Expand Androderm 02 May 2017
 
Androderm® is used to replace testosterone in males when the body is unable to produce enough of its own. Testosterone is a hormone that is necessary for the normal development and maintenance of male reproductive tissues and other characteristic male traits.
Androderm® is a testosterone transdermal delivery patch. This means that when the patch is applied to the skin, the testosterone passes from the patch, through the skin and into the bloodstream.
The testosterone in Androderm® is identical to the naturally occurring testosterone present in the body.
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.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children below the age of 15 years.
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Expand Androforte 5 08 May 2015
 
AndroForte® 5 is used to replace the body's natural hormone testosterone when not enough is made by the body.
Testosterone is a natural hormone, known as an androgen, which controls normal sexual development and function in men.
Testosterone is essential for the development and maintenance of the male reproductive organs as well as other male characteristics, such as facial and body hair growth, deep voice, sexual drive, muscle mass and body fat distribution.
AndroForte® 5 is a testosterone containing cream that is applied by the patient daily to the skin. The testosterone passes from the cream through the skin and into the bloodstream. Absorption can be variable between individuals.
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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