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Product name Date released
Expand APO-Amitriptyline 18 Dec 2014
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Amitriptyline Tablets. It contains the active ingredient amitriptyline hydrochloride.
It is used to treat:
major depression - the 10 mg and 25 mg tablets can be used at any stage in treatment, however, the 50 mg tablets are approved only for maintenance treatment (i.e. after symptoms have improved).
Bed wetting, provided there is no physical cause (e.g. problems with the bladder).
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

Amitriptyline belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). TCAs work by correcting the imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. These chemicals, called amines, are involved in controlling mood. By correcting this imbalance, TCAs can help relieve the symptoms of depression.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Amitriptyline should not be used in children and adolescents aged less than 18 years for the treatment of depression, The safety and efficacy have not been satisfactorily established.
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Expand APO-Amlodipine 03 Dec 2015
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Amlodipine. It contains the active ingredient amlodipine (as amlodipine besylate).
It is used to:
lower high blood pressure (hypertension).
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. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems.
treat 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. The pain of angina is due to a shortage of oxygen to the heart.
Amlodipine is not for the relief of a sudden attack of angina. Your doctor will give you other medication to treat this.
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

Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists. They work by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.
Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.

Use in children

Do not give amlodipine to a child.
Amlodipine is not recommended for use in children.
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Expand APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 18 Nov 2014
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin, Tablets. It contains the active ingredients amlodipine besylate and atorvastatin calcium propylene glycol solvate.
It is used to:
treat high blood pressure
treat high cholesterol
treat angina (type of chest pain)
reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with high blood pressure who have coronary heart disease (CHD) or multiple risk factors for CHD.
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

This medicine contains a combination of amlodipine and atorvastatin.
Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. They work by relaxing your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.
Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. It reduces the 'bad' cholesterol and can raise the 'good' cholesterol. Atorvastatin also helps to protect you from having a heart attack or stroke.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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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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