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Product name Date released
Expand APOHEALTH Cold & Flu Relief Day/Night (S3) 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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Expand APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant 19 Dec 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH Sinus Nasal Decongestant tablets. It contains the active ingredient pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, a decongestant, which acts to clear nasal congestion and dry a runny nose, making breathing easier.
If you have any concerns about this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children below 12 years of age.
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Expand APOHEALTH Sleep Assist 02 Mar 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH Sleep Assist tablets. It contains the active ingredient doxylamine succinate.
APOHEALTH Sleep Assist tablets helps relieve insomnia. It is intended for short term use to re-establish regular sleep patterns. Do not use it for more than ten days consecutively.
What is insomnia?
Insomnia is having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. It may also be the feeling that you are not getting enough sleep.
What causes insomnia?
Insomnia may be caused by some or all of the following:
stress
noise
late night eating
late night exercise
inactive lifestyle
drinking too much tea, coffee or cola
taking medicines containing stimulants such as cold or flu medicines

How it works

APOHEALTH Sleep Assist tablets belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. They block the action of histamine and other substances produced by the body to provide relief from allergic symptoms. Some antihistamines, including doxylamine cause the central nervous system to slow down at the same time and this provides relief for insomnia.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
Establishing Regular Sleep Patterns
In addition to taking APOHEALTH Sleep Assist, the following good sleep habits must be established and maintained.
go to bed and rise at the same time daily
engage in relaxing activities before bedtime
exercise regularly but not late in the evening
avoid eating meals or large snacks just before bedtime
eliminate day time naps
avoid caffeine containing drinks after midday
avoid alcohol or the use of nicotine late in the evening
minimise external disruption (e.g. light and noise)
if you are unable to sleep, do not become anxious; leave the bedroom and participate in relaxing activities such as reading or listening to music until you are tired
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Expand APOHEALTH Thrush Treatment Duo 14 Jan 2015
 
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is used to treat a type of fungal infection called vaginal thrush.
If this is the first time you have had these symptoms, talk to your doctor before using any treatment.
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO contains two components:
APOHEALTH Fluconazole One is an oral capsule which contains the active ingredient fluconazole;
APOHEALTH Clotrimazole Cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, both of these ingredients belong to a group of medicines called azole antifungals.
APOHEALTH Fluconazole One capsule is taken by mouth and works from the inside to prevent the growth of the fungi causing your infection; APOHEALTH Clotrimazole Cream provides soothing relief from external itching and irritation.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO has been recommended for you. Your doctor or pharmacist may have recommended APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO for another reason.
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is not recommended for children under 18 years of age except under doctor supervision.
There is no evidence that either component in APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is addictive.
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is a "Pharmacist Only Medicine". It is available without a doctor's prescription but your pharmacist's advice is required.

What is vaginal thrush

Vaginal thrush is a common name for vaginal candidiasis, an infection caused by a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans.
Candida albicans is one of many organisms that live in the vagina.
Your body's natural balance (immune system) normally keeps Candida albicans under control, but when this natural balance is upset, Candida albicans can multiply and can cause thrush symptoms.
Common symptoms of vaginal thrush include:
itching, burning or soreness around the vagina
cottage-cheese like discharge
swelling or irritation of the infected area.
Things that may help you to avoid thrush in the future:
wear cotton briefs, stockings and loose-fitting clothing rather than tight synthetic clothing
wash regularly, but do not wash and dry yourself harshly
avoid perfumed soaps, bath additives and vaginal deodorants.
Your doctor or pharmacist may have more information on things you can do to avoid thrush in the future.
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Expand APOTEX-Pantoprazole 04 Jan 2016
 
The name of your medicine is APOTEX-Pantoprazole It contains the active ingredient, pantoprazole (as sodium sesquihydrate).
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs work by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach makes, to give relief from the symptoms and allow healing to take place.
Ulcers
It is used to treat and help heal duodenal and gastric ulcers.
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. These can be caused in part by too much acid being made in the stomach.
Most people who have a peptic ulcer also have bacteria called Helicobacter pylori in their stomach. When pantoprazole is taken with antibiotics the combination therapy will kill the Helicobacter pylori and let your ulcer heal.
Pantoprazole may also be used to prevent ulcers associated with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These are medicines used to relieve pain, swelling and other symptoms of inflammation, including arthritis (inflammation of the joints).
Reflux disease
Pantoprazole is also used to treat reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease. This can be caused by "washing back" (reflux) of food and acid from the stomach into the food pipe, also known as the oesophagus.
Reflux can cause a burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat, also known as heartburn.
Pantoprazole is also used to prevent reflux oesophagitis from coming back.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Pantoprazole is used to treat a rare condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, where the stomach produces very large amounts of acid, much more than in ulcers and reflux disease.
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 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 APOTEX-Pioglitazone 08 May 2012
 
The name of your medicine is APOTEX-Pioglitazone. It contains the active ingredient, pioglitazone hydrochloride.
Pioglitazone belongs to a group of medicines called glitazones. Glitazones decrease insulin resistance.
It is used to improve the action of insulin produced by your body and to manage type 2 diabetes not controlled by diet.

How it works

Pioglitazone helps to control the level of glucose in your blood when you have type 2 diabetes. This is the 'adult onset' type of diabetes and is controlled by diet, certain oral medications and occasionally insulin.
Pioglitazone can be used alone (when diet and exercise is not enough to treat your diabetes) or together with other anti-diabetic medicines.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed pioglitazone for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

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