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Product name Date released
Expand APO-Amoxycillin Capsules 08 Jul 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Amoxycillin. It contains the active ingredient, amoxycillin (as trihydrate).
It is an antibiotic which used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
Amoxycillin can also be used to prevent infection.
Amoxycillin will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.

How it works

Amoxycillin is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed amoxycillin for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, but make sure you know how it affects you before driving.

Use in children

Amoxycillin Suspension is a more suitable form of amoxycillin than capsules, for giving to children.
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Expand APO-Amoxycillin Powder For Suspension 18 Nov 2015
 
The name of your child's medicine is APO-Amoxycillin Suspension. It contains the active ingredient, amoxycillin (as trihydrate).
It is an antibiotic which used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
Amoxycillin can also be used to prevent infection.
Amoxycillin will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.

How it works

Amoxycillin is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your child's infection.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for your child.
Your doctor may have prescribed amoxycillin for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Amoxycillin suspension is the most suitable form of amoxycillin to give to children.
If you are an adult and you are taking this suspension you should also read the leaflet about Amoxycillin capsules.
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Expand APO-Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid (875/125mg) 23 Mar 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid 875mg/125mg tablets. It contains the active ingredients, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid.
It is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. These infections may affect the chest (bronchitis or pneumonia), bladder (cystitis), sinuses (sinusitis), ears (otitis media) or skin.
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

Amoxycillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanic acid is used to help the amoxycillin work better against certain types of bacteria.
Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid works by killing the bacteria that cause these infections. It will not work against infections such as colds or the flu, which are caused by viruses.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

These tablets are not recommended for children weighing less than 40 kg.
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Expand APO-Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid 500/125mg 24 Sep 2009
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid 500 mg /125 mg Tablets. It contains the active ingredients, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid.
It is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. These infections may affect the chest (bronchitis or pneumonia), bladder (cystitis or urinary tract infection), sinuses (sinusitis), ears (otitis media), the tonsils (tonsillitis) or the skin.

How it works

Amoxycillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanic acid is used to help the amoxycillin work better against certain types of bacteria.
Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid works by killing the bacteria that cause these infections. It will not work against infections such as colds or the flu, which are caused by viruses.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed amoxycillin and clavulanic acid tablets for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

These tablets are not recommended for children weighing less than 40 kg. Your doctor will advise you about suitable medicines for children under this weight. The tablets may be used in children weighing 40kg or more.
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Expand APO-Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid Suspension 03 Jun 2015
 
This medicine is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. These infections may affect:
the chest (bronchitis or pneumonia)
the bladder (cystitis)
the sinuses (sinusitis)
the ears (otitis media)
or the skin.
It works by killing the bacteria that cause these infections.
This medicine contains the active ingredients amoxycillin (as trihydrate) and clavulanic acid (as potassium clavulanate). Amoxycillin belongs to the penicillin group of antibiotics. Clavulanic acid is used to increase the effectiveness of amoxycillin against certain types of bacteria.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for your child.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand APO-Anastrozole 26 May 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Anastrozole. It contains the active ingredient anastrozole.
It is used to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have their menstrual periods either naturally, due to their age or after surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
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

Anastrozole is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of oestrogen (female sex hormone) made by the body. In some types of breast cancer, oestrogen can help the cancer cells grow. By blocking oestrogen, anastrozole may slow or stop the growth of cancer.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Do not give anastrozole to a child.
Anastrozole is not recommended for use in children.
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Expand APO-Aripiprazole 20 Mar 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Aripiprazole tablets. It contains the active ingredient aripiprazole.
It is used to treat schizophrenia.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children.
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Expand APO-Atenolol 07 Nov 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Atenolol. It contains the active ingredient, atenolol.
Atenolol is used to:
lower high blood pressure (hypertension)
prevent angina (chest pain or discomfort)
treat an irregular heart beat or rhythm, also called arrhythmia
reduce your risk of heart complications following a heart attack.
Hypertension:
All people have blood pressure. This pressure helps to push blood all around your body. Your blood pressure changes during the day, depending on how busy you are or how you are feeling.
You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed. Regular blood pressure checks are the only way of knowing that you have hypertension. There are usually no symptoms and you may feel fine. If hypertension is not treated, serious health problems such as stroke, heart disease and kidney failure may occur.
Atenolol helps to lower your blood pressure.
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 because there is not enough blood and oxygen getting to the heart. The pain of angina is usually brought on by exercise or stress, but can also occur at rest.
Atenolol helps prevent angina. It is not used to relieve a sudden attack of angina.
Irregular heart beat (arrhythmia):
Irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia, means that there is a disturbance of the heart's normal rhythm or beat. Arrhythmias may be caused by a number of factors, including some heart diseases, an overactive thyroid gland, or chemical imbalances.
Atenolol helps restore your heart's normal rhythm.
Reducing heart complications after heart attack:
After a heart attack, you may have complications such as an irregular heart beat or an increased chance of having another heart attack.
Atenolol helps to prevent these complications from occurring.
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.

How it works

This medicine contains atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It decreases the heart's need for blood and oxygen and therefore reduces the amount of work the heart has to do. It widens the blood vessels in the body, causing blood pressure to fall. It also helps the heart to beat more regularly.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, but make sure you know how it affects you before driving.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children.
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Expand APO-Atomoxetine 04 Jul 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Atomoxetine capsules. It contains the active ingredient atomoxetine (as hydrochloride).
It is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children 6 years and older, adolescents and adults. ADHD is a behavioural disorder that causes lack of focus and/or hyperactivity that is much more frequent or severe than others who are close in age or development.
Atomoxetine works by acting on brain chemicals called amines which are involved in controlling behaviour.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been chosen for you. Your doctor may have given you this medicine for another reason.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand APO-Atorvastatin 07 Jul 2015
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Atorvastatin. It contains the active ingredient atorvastatin.
Atorvastatin lowers high cholesterol levels.
It is also used in people who have high blood pressure and coronary heart disease (CHD) or who are at risk of CHD (for example, if they have diabetes, a history of stroke, or small blood vessel disease). In these people, this medicine is used to reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

What is Cholesterol?

Everyone has cholesterol in their blood. It is a type of fat needed by the body for many things, such as building cell walls, making bile acids (which help to digest food) and some hormones. However, too much cholesterol can be a problem.
Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver. If your body makes too much cholesterol or you take too much cholesterol in your diet, then your level becomes too high.
High cholesterol is more likely to occur with certain diseases or if you have a family history of high cholesterol.
There are different types of cholesterol. LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol that can block your blood vessels. HDL cholesterol is the 'good' cholesterol that is thought to remove the bad cholesterol from the blood vessels.
When you have high levels of 'bad' cholesterol in your blood, it may begin to 'stick' to the inside of your blood vessels instead of being carried to the parts of the body where it is needed. Over time, this can form hard areas, also called plaque, on the walls of your blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow.
This blocking of your blood vessels can lead to several types of blood vessel disease, heart attack, angina and stroke.
There is another type of fat called triglyceride, which is a source of energy. However, high levels of triglyceride can be associated with a low level of 'good' cholesterol and may increase your risk of heart disease.
In some patients, APO-Atorvastatin is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides together.

How it works

APO-Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. This medicine reduces the 'bad' cholesterol and raises the 'good' cholesterol. It also helps to protect you from a heart attack or stroke.
When you are taking APO-Atorvastatin, you also need to follow a low fat diet and other measures, such as exercise and weight control.
In most people, there are no symptoms of abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Your doctor can measure your levels with a simple blood test.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why APO- Atorvastatin has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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