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Product name Date released
Expand APO-Terbinafine 04 May 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Terbinafine Tablet. It contains the active ingredient terbinafine.
It is used to treat:
fungal infections of the finger nails and toe nails
tinea (ringworm) infections of the groin and body
tinea infections of the feet, commonly called "athlete's foot".
These infections are caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes.
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.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.

How it works

Terbinafine works by killing dermatophytes.
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-Topiramate 15 Nov 2018
 
Topiramate is used to:
treat various types of epilepsy in adults and children over 2 years of age
prevent migraines in adults. It is not used to treat severe migraines that come on suddenly (acute)
Topiramate belongs to a group of medicines called antiepileptic drugs.

How it works

Topiramate prevents seizures and migraines by acting on the nerves and chemicals in the brain.
Your doctor may prescribe topiramate on its own, or in addition to another medicine for controlling your seizures or migraines.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine may be used to treat epilepsy in children aged 2 years or older.
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Expand APO-Tramadol 13 Aug 2012
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Tramadol. It contains the active ingredient tramadol hydrochloride.
It is used to treat:
moderate to severe pain
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.
Tramadol is not normally addictive, although some cases have been reported.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children. The safety and effectiveness of this medicine in children have not been established.
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Expand APO-Tramadol SR 12 Dec 2018
 
APO-TRAMADOL SR is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It belongs to the group of medicines called analgesics (pain relievers).
APO-TRAMADOL SR tablets are designed to release the pain reliever gradually over several hours
Your doctor may have prescribed APO-Tramadol SR for another reason. Ask your doctor why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
APO-Tramadol SR tablets are not usually addictive. However, rarely, addiction to tramadol has been reported
APO-TRAMADOL SR is available only on a doctor’s prescription.
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Expand APO-Tramadol/Paracetamol 09 Jan 2019
 
This medicine contains the active ingredients, tramadol and paracetamol. Both ingredients belong to a group of medicines called analgesics.
This combination acts to relieve moderate pain.
There is evidence that the tramadol component of this medicine can be addictive.
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.
Do not take this medicine if you are 12 years of age or under.
Safety and effectiveness in children younger than 12 years of age has not been established.
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Expand APO-Tranexamic Acid 06 Apr 2017
 
APO-TRANEXAMIC ACID is used to prevent bleeding in patients with:
Traumatic hyphaema (bleeding into the front part of the eye)
Blood clotting disorders, who are having minor surgery
Heavy periods
Hereditary angioneurotic oedema (periodic swelling of the throat)
APO-TRANEXAMIC ACID contains tranexamic acid. Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic that works by slowing the processes that cause bleeding.
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Expand APO-Ursodeoxycholic Acid 26 Sep 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Ursodeoxycholic Acid Capsules. It contains the active ingredient ursodeoxycholic acid.
It is used to treat liver diseases such as:
primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
cystic fibrosis (CF)-related cholestasis
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you or your child. Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

How it works

Ursodeoxycholic acid is a bile acid, which may have a protective effect on the liver by reducing the absorption of other potentially toxic bile salts.
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-Valaciclovir (cytomegalovirus) 02 Aug 2018
 
Valaciclovir belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals.
Valaciclovir is used to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease, following solid organ transplantation.
CMV is another type of herpes virus. It can cause symptoms similar to glandular fever (high temperature, sore throat and swollen glands).
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand APO-Valaciclovir (genital herpes) 02 Aug 2018
 
Valaciclovir is used to treat genital herpes simplex infection.
It belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals.

How it works

Valaciclovir works by stopping the multiplication of the virus which causes herpes. It can reduce the length and severity of an outbreak of herpes, the duration of pain and shorten the time to healing of crusts associated with herpes. It does not eliminate the herpes virus from the body. The herpes virus is also known as the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV).
Valaciclovir helps the blisters to heal more quickly. If you start taking them as soon as you feel an outbreak starting, you may prevent the blisters from developing.
In immunocompromised patients, valaciclovir can also be taken long term to help prevent the HSV infection from coming back.
Valaciclovir is not a cure for genital herpes. Because genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, you should minimise having intercourse and always use condoms when you have an outbreak of herpes or show any symptoms. This will avoid the risk of spreading herpes to your partner.
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.
Valaciclovir is more effective in patients 50 years of age and older.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand APO-Valaciclovir (herpes zoster) 02 Aug 2018
 
Valaciclovir is used to treat:
shingles (herpes zoster)
shingles affecting the eye region (ophthalmic zoster)
cold sores (herpes labialis)
It belongs to a group of medicines called antivirals.

How it works

Valaciclovir works by stopping the multiplication of the virus which causes shingles and cold sores. It can reduce the length and severity of an outbreak, as well as reduce the duration of pain associated with shingles and cold sores.
It is important that treatment for shingles is started within the first three days of the shingles attack.
For the treatment of cold sores, the tablets should be taken at the earliest symptom of a cold sore (e.g. tingling, itching, or burning).
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.
Valaciclovir is more effective in patients 50 years of age and older.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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