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Expand APO-Moclobemide 04 Jul 2018
 
The name of your medicine is Apo-Moclobemide. It contains the active ingredient moclobemide.
It is used to treat depression.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed moclobemide for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

How it works

There are many different types of medicines used to treat depression. Moclobemide belongs to a group of antidepressant medicines called reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA).
Antidepressants are used to treat depression and work on the central nervous system. They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals called amines, which are involved in controlling mood.
Depression is longer lasting and/or more severe than the "low moods" everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It 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, often waking up early, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing.
Moclobemide helps to correct this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
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 and adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Expand Apo-Modafinil 16 Aug 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-MODAFINIL tablets. It contains the active ingredient modafinil.
It is used:
to improve wakefulness in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy
to treat excessive sleepiness associated with moderate to severe chronic shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), where non-drug therapies have been inappropriate or unsuccessful.
as an adjunct to continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) in obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) in order to improve wakefulness.
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

Precisely how this medicine works is not known, but it is known that it acts on the central nervous system (the brain). It differs from other stimulant medicines that promote wakefulness. This medicine increases wakefulness.
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-Montelukast 09 Jul 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Montelukast.
It contains the active ingredient montelukast (as montelukast sodium).
It is used to:
prevent asthma symptoms, including those that occur during the day and at night-time
prevent the narrowing of airways triggered by exercise
seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms.
Montelukast tablets are not used to treat an acute attack of asthma. If an acute attack occurs, follow your doctor's instructions for your reliever medicine, and keep taking your montelukast tablets each night or as prescribed.
As a preventive medicine for asthma, montelukast can be used alone or in combination with other preventive medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids. Your doctor may reduce your dose of inhaled corticosteroid while you are taking montelukast.
Asthma is a lung disease and has the following characteristics:
narrowed airways causing breathing to become difficult
inflamed airways, which means the lining of airways become swollen
sensitive airways that react to many things, such as cigarette smoke, pollen, or cold air.
Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. Not all people with asthma wheeze. For some, coughing may be the only symptom of asthma.
Symptoms often occur during the night or after exercise.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever) is an allergic response often caused by airborne pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds. The daytime and night-time symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis typically may include: stuffy, runny, itchy nose; sneezing; watery, swollen, red, itchy eyes.
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

Montelukast belongs to a group of medicines called leukotriene receptor antagonists. It works by blocking substances in your lungs called leukotrienes that cause narrowing and swelling of airways. Blocking leukotrienes improves asthma symptoms and helps prevent asthma attacks. Leukotrienes also cause allergic rhinitis symptoms. By blocking leukotrienes, montelukast improves seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Montelukast should not be used in children under 2 years of age.
Safety and effectiveness in children younger than 2 years of age have not been studied.
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Expand APO-Moxonidine Tablets 06 Jun 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Moxonidine, which is also known as moxonidine.
APO-Moxonidine lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension.
There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing if you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed APO-Moxonidine for another use.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand APO-Mupirocin 12 May 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Mupirocin. It contains the active ingredient mupirocin.
It is used to treat mild impetigo (school sores).
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-Mupirocin is for use on your skin only. APO-Mupirocin belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. Antibiotics work by killing bacteria which can cause infection.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children under two years of age.
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Expand APO-Mycophenolate Capsules 28 Jan 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Mycophenolate. It contains the active ingredient mycophenolate mofetil.
It is used for:
the prophylaxis of solid organ rejection in adults receiving allogeneic organ transplants
the prophylaxis of organ rejection in paediatric patients (2 to 18 years) receiving allogeneic renal transplants.
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

Mycophenolate mofetil belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants.
Immunosuppressants are used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and work by stopping your immune system from reacting to the transplanted organ.
Mycophenolate mofetil may be used together with other medicines such as cyclosporin and corticosteroids.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Do not give mycophenolate mofetil to children under the age of 2 years.
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Expand APO-Mycophenolate Tablets 28 Jan 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Mycophenolate. It contains the active ingredient mycophenolate mofetil.
It is used for:
the prophylaxis of solid organ rejection in adults receiving allogeneic organ transplants
the prophylaxis of organ rejection in paediatric patients (2 to 18 years) receiving allogeneic renal transplants.
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

Mycophenolate mofetil belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants.
Immunosuppressants are used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and work by stopping your immune system from reacting to the transplanted organ.
Mycophenolate mofetil may be used together with other medicines such as cyclosporin and corticosteroids.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Do not give mycophenolate mofetil to children under the age of 2 years.
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Expand APO-Naltrexone 06 Apr 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-NALTREXONE Tablets. It contains the active ingredient Naltrexone Hydrochloride. It is an opiate antagonist. This means it fights the effects of opiate drugs (such as heroin) on the body and, blocks the euphoria ("high") due to these opiates.
It is used:
as part of a treatment programme for alcohol dependence.
as adjunctive therapy in the maintenance of formerly opioid-dependent patients who have ceased the use of opioids such as diamorphine (heroin) and morphine
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

Naltrexone Hydrochloride blocks the effects of opioids by competitive binding (i.e., analogous to competitive inhibition of enzymes) at opioid receptors.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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Expand APO-Nebivolol 04 Jun 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-NEBIVOLOL Tablet. It contains the active ingredient Nebivolol hydrochloride.
It is used to treat:
high blood pressure (essential hypertension) or,
chronic heart failure. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.

How it works

This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):
Nebivolol can be used to treat high blood pressure. It works by blocking the transmission of messages to the beta receptors in the heart which slows down the activity of the heart. It also relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the resistance that the heart has to pump against. The blood pressure lowering effects occur after 1 to 2 weeks, although it may take up to 4 weeks for the full effect to occur.
Chronic Heart Failure:
Nebivolol can also be used to treat chronic heart failure. It slows down the heart rate and makes it beat more regularly.
It also reduces the pressure the heart has to pump against and therefore reduces the amount of work that the heart has to do.
This improves the symptoms of chronic heart failure, and reduces the likelihood of you being hospitalized and/or dying from your heart condition.

Use in children

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand APO-Nifedipine XR 19 Jan 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO- Nifedipine XR. It contains the active ingredient, nifedipine.
It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or to prevent chronic stable angina, a type of angina.
APO-Nifedipine XR is not used for the relief of a sudden attack of angina.
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

Nifedipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. They work by relaxing and opening up the blood vessels in the body to lower blood pressure and to improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
APO-Nifedipine XR is designed to allow the slow release of the nifedipine from the tablet after it is taken
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

There is not enough information to recommend using this medicine in children under 18 years of age.
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