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Product name Date released
Expand APO-Indapamide SR 09 Sep 2015
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Indapamide SR Tablets. The medicine releases the active ingredient indapamide progressively over 24 hours (modified release or sustained release tablet). Indapamide belongs to a group of medicines called chlorosulphamoyl diuretics (a type of "fluid" or "water" tablet).
You have been prescribed Indapamide sustained release tablets for high blood pressure.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Why this medicine is used for high blood pressure

Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps to circulate blood all around the body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or stressed you are.
You have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually it can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Indapamide modified (sustained) release tablets help to lower your blood pressure.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Indapamide SR has been prescribed for you.
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Expand APO-Ipratropium 25 Nov 2013
 
APO-Ipratropium contains the active ingredient, ipratropium (as ipratropium bromide).
It is used to prevent or to treat the narrowing of the airways associated with asthma.
It can also be used to relieve any reversible airways blockage associated with problems such as repeated infections affecting the airways.
Ipratropium works by opening up the narrowed airways to assist breathing.
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.
There is no evidence that ipratropium is addictive.
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Expand APO-Irbesartan 21 Jun 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Irbesartan. It contains the active ingredient irbesartan.
It is used to treat:
high blood pressure
kidney disease in patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
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

Irbesartan belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. Irbesartan blocks angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps to lower your blood pressure.
Irbesartan slows the decrease of kidney function in patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
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-Irbesartan HCTZ 22 Jun 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Irbesartan HCTZ. It contains the active ingredient irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
It is used to treat high blood pressure, which doctors call 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) which means your blood pressure stays high, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regularly basis.
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

APO-Irbesartan HCTZ contains irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Both medicines reduce blood pressure in different ways.
Irbesartan belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor Antagonists. Angiotensin II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. Irbesartan blocks angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps to lower your blood pressure.
Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to the class of medicines known as diuretics. Diuretics cause an increase in the volume of urine. They also help with lowering blood pressure particularly when combined with other blood pressure reducing medicines.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be given to a child.
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Expand APO-Isotretinoin 23 Oct 2014
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Isotretinoin. It contains the active ingredient isotretinoin.
It is used to treat severe acne, where other treatments have not worked.
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

Isotretinoin belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids, which are similar to Vitamin A.
The retinoids work by reducing the amount of the oily substance (i.e. sebum) made by glands in your skin, reducing bacteria, reducing inflammation and opening clogged pores.
There are many different types of medicines used to treat acne. Isotretinoin is used for more serious cases.

Use in children

Do not give isotretinoin to children.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
This medicine should not be used in children.
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Expand APO-Itraconazole 09 Feb 2017
 
APO-ITRACONAZOLE capsules are used to treat certain fungal infections which include the following:
persistent infections of the nails, skin, hands, feet or groin;
persistent candida (yeast) infections of the vagina;
eye infections which have not responded to other treatment or which may be affecting vision;
candida (yeast) infections of the mouth or throat in patients with lower resistance to disease;
generalised infections.
APO-ITRACONAZOLE works by killing or stopping the growth of the fungus that causes the infection.
Your doctor may have prescribed APO-ITRACONAZOLE capsules for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand APO-Lamotrigine 23 Dec 2013
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Lamotrigine. It contains the active ingredient lamotrigine.
Lamotrigine belongs to a group of medicines called "anti-epileptic drugs".
It is used to treat epilepsy in adults and children aged 2 years and over.
Usually lamotrigine is used in addition to other medicines for the treatment of epilepsy. Lamotrigine is used in partial seizures (seizures that affect only one part of the brain) or generalised seizures (seizures that affect the whole brain), including Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy characterised by several seizure types).
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.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine may be used to treat epilepsy in children 2 years of age and over.
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Expand APO-Lansoprazole 26 Oct 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Lansoprazole. It contains the active ingredient lansoprazole.
In adults it is used to treat:
reflux oesophagitis
peptic ulcers
Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with peptic ulcer or chronic gastritis
reflux-like and/or ulcer-like symptoms associated with acid-related dyspepsia
In children aged 1-17 years of age it is used to treat:
gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, including all grades of oesophagitis
erosive oesophagitis
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

Lansoprazole belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Lansoprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach makes, to give relief from the symptoms and allow healing to take place.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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Expand APO-Lansoprazole ODT 26 Jun 2015
 
Peptic Ulcers
APO-Lansoprazole ODT is used to treat peptic ulcers in adults. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach. A duodenal ulcer occurs in the duodenum, which is the tube leading out of the stomach.
Too much acid being made in the stomach can cause these ulcers. APO-Lansoprazole ODT is also used to help stop duodenal ulcers from coming back.
Reflux Oesophagitis
APO-Lansoprazole ODT is used to treat the symptoms of reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease in adults and in children from 6 to 17 years of age.
This can be caused by backflow (reflux) of food and acid from the stomach into the food pipe or gullet, also known as the oesophagus.
Reflux can cause a burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat, also known as heartburn.
Heartburn and Stomach Pain Associated with Reflux or Peptic Ulcer
APO-Lansoprazole ODT is used for the short-term treatment of heartburn and peptic ulcer symptoms in adults.
Peptic Ulcers Associated with Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Most people who have a peptic ulcer also have bacteria called Helicobacter pylori in their stomach. APO-Lansoprazole ODT can be taken in conjunction with certain antibiotics to help eradicate Helicobacter pylori and let your peptic ulcer heal.
However, it is possible that the antibiotics may not always get rid of Helicobacter pylori.

How APO-Lansoprazole ODT works

APO-Lansoprazole ODT contains lansoprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach makes, to give relief from the symptoms of excessive acid and allow healing to take place. This does not stop food being digested in the normal way.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why APO-Lansoprazole ODT has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for another reason.
There is no evidence that APO-Lansoprazole ODT is habit-forming.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand APO-Latanoprost 03 May 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Latanoprost. It contains the active ingredient latanoprost.
It is used to:
lower raised pressure in the eye
treat glaucoma
Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of fluid in the eye may be high. However, some people with glaucoma may have normal eye pressure.
Glaucoma is usually caused by a build-up of the fluid which flows through the eye. This build up occurs because the fluid drains out of your eye more slowly than it is being pumped in. Since new fluid continues to enter the eye, joining the fluid already there, the pressure continues to rise. This raised pressure may damage the back of the eye resulting in gradual loss of sight. Damage can progress so slowly that the person is not aware of this gradual loss of sight. Sometimes even normal eye pressure is associated with damage to the back of the eye.
There are usually no symptoms of glaucoma. If glaucoma is not treated, it can lead to serious problems, including total blindness. In fact, untreated glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness.
Latanoprost is used either alone or in combination with other eye medicines to lower raised pressure within your eye.
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.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Latanoprost is not recommended for use in children. The safety and effectiveness of latanoprost in children have not been established.
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