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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 Arianna 20 Jun 2014
 
ARIANNA is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of oestrogen (female sex hormone) made by the body. In some types of breast cancer, oestrogen can help the cancer cells grow. ARIANNA may slow or stop the growth of cancer by blocking oestrogen.
ARIANNA is used to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have their menstrual periods either naturally, due to their age or after surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed ARIANNA for another reason.
ARIANNA is only available with a doctor's prescription.
ARIANNA is not addictive.
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Expand Arianna 1 13 Apr 2017
 
Arianna 1 is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of oestrogen (female sex hormone) made by the body. In some types of breast cancer, oestrogen can help the cancer cells grow. Arianna 1 may slow or stop the growth of cancer by blocking oestrogen.
Arianna 1 is used to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have their menstrual periods either naturally, due to their age or after surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Arianna 1 for another reason.
Arianna 1 is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Arianna 1 is not addictive.
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Expand Aricept 07 Dec 2012
 
Aricept is used to treat mild, moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease, also called dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
Aricept will not cure this disease, but should help your memory and improve your ability to think more clearly.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. They are thought to work by increasing the level of a chemical called acetylcholine in the brain.
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 not addictive.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.

Use in Children

The safety and effectiveness of Aricept in children has not been established.
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Expand Arimidex 26 May 2017
 
ARIMIDEX is used to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have their menstrual periods either naturally, due to their age or after surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
ARIMIDEX is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of oestrogen (female sex hormone) made by the body. In some types of breast cancer, oestrogen can help the cancer cells grow. By blocking oestrogen, ARIMIDEX may slow or stop the growth of cancer.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ARIMIDEX has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed ARIMIDEX for another reason.
ARIMIDEX is only available with a doctor's prescription.
ARIMIDEX is not addictive
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Expand Aripiprazole Sandoz 21 Dec 2016
 

What it does

Aripiprazole Sandoz is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour.
It contains the active ingredient aripiprazole and belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotic agents which improve the symptoms of certain types of mental illness.
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.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Aripiprazole Sandoz is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18, as safety and efficacy have not been established in this age group
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Expand Aromasin 01 Dec 2015
 
AROMASIN is used to treat breast cancer in women who no longer have their menstrual periods, either naturally due to their age (after menopause) or because they have had their ovaries surgically removed.
AROMASIN is used to reduce the risk of recurrence or spreading of the breast cancer. It is also used when the cancer has not responded or has returned after treatment with another medicine or medicines.

How AROMASIN works

AROMASIN is an aromatase inactivator. It works by significantly reducing the supply of oestrogen to cancer cells.
This stops the growth of those cancer cells which need oestrogen, a natural female sex hormone, to grow.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why AROMASIN has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
AROMASIN is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
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Expand Arthrexin 25 Sep 2017
 
ARTHREXIN contains the active ingredient, indometacin. It belongs to a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
ARTHREXIN is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation (swelling, redness and soreness) that may occur in the following conditions:
different types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and degenerative joint disease of the hip
gout
muscle and bone injuries such as sprains, strains, low back pain (lumbago) and tendonitis, such as tennis elbow
pain and swelling after setting broken or dislocated bones
menstrual cramps (period pain)
Although ARTHREXIN can relieve the symptoms of pain and inflammation, it will not cure your condition.
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 not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 2 years.
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Expand Arthrotec 50 28 Jun 2017
 

What Arthrotec 50 does

This medicine is used to relieve joint pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness that may occur in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, whilst protecting your stomach.
Although this medicine can relieve the symptoms of pain and inflammation, it will not cure your condition.

How Arthrotec 50 works

This medicine contains two active ingredients: diclofenac sodium and misoprostol.
Diclofenac sodium belongs to a family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medicines work by relieving pain and inflammation. However, this kind of arthritis medicine can sometimes irritate the stomach or cause ulcers because it reduces the amount of natural protective substances (called prostaglandins) in the stomach lining.
Misoprostol is very similar to these natural prostaglandins and can help protect the stomach. Arthrotec 50 therefore helps protect your stomach while you continue to receive the benefit from the anti-arthritis medicine.

Taking Arthrotec 50

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.

Use in children

There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Artige 16 Oct 2017
 
Artige tablets contain the active ingredient methylphenidate hydrochloride. Methylphenidate hydrochloride is a central nervous system stimulant.
Artige tablets have two uses. They are used to treat:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and
narcolepsy, a sleep-attack disorder.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine should not be used to prevent or treat normal fatigue.

ADHD

About 3% of children suffer from ADHD. It makes them unable to sit still or concentrate on tasks for any length of time. They may have trouble learning and doing school work. They frequently become difficult to manage, both in school and at home.
Artige is thought to work by regulating specific chemicals in the brain that affect behaviour. It helps to focus attention, shut out distraction and allows impulsive people to think before they act. If successful, it will enhance an inattentive person's natural ability.
This medicine is part of a treatment program that usually includes psychological, educational and social therapy.

Narcolepsy

People with narcolepsy have recurring attacks of irresistible day-time sleepiness in spite of having enough sleep at night. Narcolepsy can be diagnosed by a doctor by recording wake-sleep patterns.
Narcolepsy is not a normal fatigue state.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you/ your child.
Artige, like all medicines containing central nervous system stimulants, will be given to you/your child only under close medical supervision and after diagnosis.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription and your doctor has special permission to prescribe it.
There is not enough information to recommend its use in children under 6 years old.
Artige can be abused or lead to dependence.
Keep Artige in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse.
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Expand Arzerra 30 Sep 2015
 
Arzerra contains ofatumumab, which belongs to a group of medicines called monoclonal antibodies.
Arzerra is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). CLL is a cancer of the blood which affects the lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). The lymphocytes multiply too quickly and live too long, so there are too many of them circulating in your blood. The disease can also affect other organs in your body. The antibody in Arzerra recognises a substance on the surface of lymphocytes and causes the lymphocyte to die.
Your doctor may have prescribed Arzerra for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Arzerra is not addictive.
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