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The CMI for your medicine that is on this web site is the most up-to-date version available. It may differ from a CMI that you previously received from your doctor or pharmacist, or in your pack of medicine.

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Product name Date released
Expand APO-Zopiclone 15 Dec 2014
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Zopiclone Tablet. It contains the active ingredient zopiclone.
It is used to help people with sleeping difficulties, also called insomnia. It can help you fall asleep and to reduce the number of times you wake up during the night. It is used for short term treatment (2-4 weeks) of insomnia. It is not recommended for use for more than 4 weeks at a time.
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.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children. The safe and effective dose of this medicine in children and adolescents under 18 years of age has not been established.
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Expand APOC-5FU 09 Feb 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APOC-5FU Cream. It contains the active ingredient fluorouracil.
It is used to treat:
Solar keratosis
Bowen's disease (type of skin cancer)
APOC-5FU belongs to a group of medicines called topical anti-cancer (also called anti-neoplastic or cytotoxic) drugs.
Topical anti-cancer drugs are used on the skin to treat conditions caused by ageing or exposure to sunlight (solar keratoses). If left untreated, these conditions may develop into skin cancer.
APOC-5FU is also used to treat Bowen's disease, which is a type of skin cancer.
You should be aware that you may look worse while treatment is in progress before you see any improvement in your condition.
When APOC-5FU is applied to the skin, the following usually happens: a redness of the affected area (generally within 3 to 5 days) followed by blistering, peeling, and cracking (within 11 to 14 days) with occasional open sores and some discomfort. Although the skin seems to be worse, it is a sign that the medication is working. The treated skin will flake away. Some redness of the skin will continue for some time after the drug is stopped. Scarring would not be expected.
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 should not be used in children.
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Expand APOHEALTH Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Gel 14 Jan 2015
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Gel.
It contains the active ingredient diclofenac sodium. It belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
This medicine can be used for the temporary (up to two weeks) relief of pain and inflammation (swelling and redness) that may occur in:
acute soft tissue injuries where swelling is a problem such as sprains, strains and sport injuries (e.g. Tennis elbow)
localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism (e.g. tendinitis, bursitis).
This medicine is not suitable for treating bruises.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Apohealth Bisacodyl Laxative 09 May 2016
 
The name of your medicine is Apohealth Bisacodyl Laxative tablets. It contains the active ingredient bisacodyl.
Apohealth Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative used to provide relief from constipation.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why this medicine has been suggested for you. How it works
It acts on the wall of the large bowel, encouraging bowel movements by increasing muscle contractions which push the stool mass along.

Use in children

Always ask your doctor or pharmacist before giving any medicine to children.
Apohealth Bisacodyl Laxative tablets are not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age.
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Expand APOHEALTH Budesonide Hayfever 20 Feb 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH Budesonide Hayfever. It contains the active ingredient Budesonide.
It is used for the prevention or treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (eg due to pollen) for up to six months in adults and children 12 years of age and over and perennial (non-seasonal) allergic rhinitis (eg due to cats, dust mites) in adults 18 years and over.
Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis can include:
stuffiness (congestion) in the nose
discharge, itching and sneezing
This medicine is available only from a pharmacy.

How it works

Budesonide belongs to a family of medicines called corticosteroids.
These medicines work by helping to reduce inflammation.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
It may take a few days of use before you feel the full effects of the medicine. In rare cases it may take up to 2 weeks
If you suffer moderate to severe symptoms, you may wish to start treatment before the beginning of the ‘pollen’ season.

Use in children

Do not use in children under 12 years of age.
Do not use in children under 18 years of age for non-seasonal hayfever
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Expand APOHEALTH Cold & Flu Relief Day/Night 28 Jul 2015
 
This product is used for temporary relief of cold and flu symptoms.
Paracetamol works to stop the pain messages from getting through to the brain. It also acts in the brain to reduce fever.
Pseudoephedrine belongs to a group of medicines called sympathomimetic decongestants. It works by reducing congestion in the upper respiratory tract, including the nose, nasal passages and sinuses, and making it easier to breathe.
Chlorpheniramine belongs to a group of medicines called 'antihistamines'. Antihistamines help reduce allergic symptoms by preventing the effects of a substance called histamine. Histamine is produced by the body in response to foreign substances that the body is allergic to.
Codeine phosphate belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics. It is an opioid analgesic and it acts by blocking pain and your emotional response to pain.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about this medicine.
Your pharmacist or doctor may have given it for another reason.
This medicine is only available from a pharmacist.
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Expand APOHEALTH Cold Relief 01 Mar 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH Cold Relief Tablets. It contains the active ingredients paracetamol and chlorpheniramine maleate.
It is used to provide temporary relief from the following symptoms of colds & flu including:
Headache
Sneezing
Body aches & pains
Runny nose
Watery & itching eyes
Fever
Your doctor or pharmacist may recommend this medication for another use. If you want more information ask your doctor or pharmacist.

How it works

Paracetamol
Paracetamol is an analgesic and antipyretic. It relieves the elevated body temperature, headache and joint and muscle pain associated with the common cold and influenza.
Chlorpheniramine maleate
Chlorpheniramine maleate is an antihistamine. It helps to control sneezing and relieve itchy and watery eyes. The efficacy of chlorpheniramine in this product is due to its anticholinergic effect.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children under 12 years of age.
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Expand Apohealth Diarrhoea Relief Plus 21 Jul 2015
 
APOHEALTH Diarrhoea Relief PLUS Chewable Tablets are used to treat acute diarrhoea.
APOHEALTH Diarrhoea Relief PLUS Chewable Tablets also relieve the symptoms of too much gas such as abdominal pain, bloating, cramping and flatulence (wind).
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed or recommended for you.

How it works

Loperamide make the stools more solid and less frequent.
It does this by normalising the muscle contractions of the intestine.
This allows the bowel time to absorb water and produce a more solid stool.
Simethicone helps the body to get rid of excess gas trapped in the stomach and bowel.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children under 12 years.
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Expand APOHEALTH Dry Tickly Cough Relief FORTE 20 Jul 2015
 
APOHEALTH Dry Tickly Cough Relief FORTE is used to help stop stubborn, dry tickly coughs.
Pholcodine is the active ingredient in APOHEALTH Dry Tickly Cough Relief FORTE, and works on the cough centre in the brain to control and stop coughing.
Your doctor or pharmacist may have prescribed or recommended APOHEALTH Dry Tickly Cough Relief FORTE for another purpose.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed or recommended for you.
This medicine is only available from your pharmacist.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in Children

This medicine should not be used in children under the age of 12 years.
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Expand APOHEALTH Famciclovir Once 09 Oct 2015
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH FAMCICLOVIR ONCE. It contains the active ingredient, famciclovir.
Famciclovir is an antiviral medicine used to treat recurrent outbreaks of cold sores in adults 18 years of age and over who have a normal immune system (the body system which fights against harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi).
Cold sores are an infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1). The infection is most commonly acquired as a baby or child from contact with parents or relatives, often from kissing.
Cold sores usually begin on or around the lips, mouth, and nose as small red bumps that turn into fluid-filled blisters. Cold sores can be tender and painful. Many people who get cold sores know when one is coming by a tingling, burning, itchy or painful sensation or redness in the area. This can happen very rapidly.
After redness and swelling develop, blisters form. The blisters may weep or burst and this can be painful. Then a shallow ulcer and yellow crust form as the cold sore dries. The crust eventually falls off, exposing new pink-coloured skin. Generally the sores heal without scarring. After the initial infection has healed, the virus becomes dormant in nerve cells.
Cold sores can be unpredictable. The virus can become active again in the body, even after many years, resulting in recurrent outbreaks. Even after many years, some people may experience recurring cold sores due to viral reactivation.
Some common triggers to a cold sore may include:
sun exposure
stress
fatigue
menstrual periods
fever
illness
dry chapped lips
skin trauma
a cold.
Although APOHEALTH FAMCICLOVIR ONCE does not cure the viral infection, it helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of an outbreak.
The best results are obtained if the medicine is started as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms of a cold sore, such as tingling, itching or burning, or the appearance of the first signs, such as redness or swelling. This is when the virus is reproducing rapidly.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only from your pharmacist and does not require a prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

Famciclovir is not recommended for use in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
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