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Expand Austrapen 17 Jul 2015
 
AUSTRAPEN is an antibiotic used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
AUSTRAPEN will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or the flu.
AUSTRAPEN is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
Your doctor may have prescribed AUSTRAPEN for another reason. Ask your doctor why AUSTRAPEN has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that AUSTRAPEN is addictive.
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Expand Avamys 15 Feb 2016
 
Avamys is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis including stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and watery, itchy or red eyes. The effects are usually felt within the first day, although some people will not feel the effects until several days after first taking it.
Avamys contains the medicine fluticasone furoate. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids, frequently called 'steroids'. They are not 'anabolic steroids' which are the steroids sometimes misused by athletes.
Avamys works to decrease inflammation caused by allergy (rhinitis).
Your doctor may have prescribed Avamys for another reason.
Avamys is not addictive.
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Expand Avandamet 23 Aug 2013
 
AVANDAMET is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is also called non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) or maturity onset diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin or where the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Insulin is a natural body chemical that helps the body's cells use the sugar from the blood and so stops your blood sugar levels from rising too high. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to the body's cells.
AVANDAMET contains two active ingredients; namely rosiglitazone (as maleate), which belongs to a group of medicines called glitazones, and metformin hydrochloride which belongs to a group of medicines called biguanides.
AVANDAMET acts by making your body more sensitive to insulin. It therefore helps your body make better use of the insulin it produces and thus helps to restore your blood sugar towards a normal level.
AVANDAMET can be used alone (when diet and exercise is not enough to treat your diabetes) or together with other anti-diabetic medicines.
Your doctor may have prescribed AVANDAMET for another reason.
There is no evidence that AVANDAMET is addictive.
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Expand Avandia 26 Aug 2013
 
The name of your medicine is AVANDIA. It is also known as rosiglitazone.
AVANDIA belongs to a group of medicines called glitazones.
AVANDIA is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is also called non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) or maturity onset diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin or where the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Insulin is a natural body chemical that helps the body's cells use the sugar from the blood and so stops your blood sugar levels from rising too high. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to the body's cells.
AVANDIA acts by making your body more sensitive to insulin. It therefore helps your body make better use of the insulin it produces and thus helps to restore your blood sugar towards a normal level.
Your doctor may have prescribed AVANDIA for another reason.
AVANDIA can be used alone (when diet and exercise is not enough to treat your diabetes) or together with other anti-diabetic medicines.
There is no evidence that AVANDIA is addictive.
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Expand Avanza SolTab 28 Oct 2016
 
Avanza SolTab is used in the treatment of depression including relapse prevention.
Depression is longer lasting or more severe than "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 affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, 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.
This medicine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe it for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Avanza SolTab is not addictive.
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Expand Avanza Tablets 04 Oct 2017
 
Avanza is used in the treatment of depression including relapse prevention.
Depression is longer lasting or more severe than "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 affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, 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.
This medicine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe it for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Avanza is not addictive.
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Expand Avapro 13 Mar 2017
 
AVAPRO is a trade name (manufacturer's name) for the medicine, irbesartan. This medicine is in the tablets your doctor has prescribed for you.

What AVAPRO is used for

AVAPRO lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension
Your doctor measured your blood pressure and found it to be too high. Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) which means your blood pressure stays high, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. High blood pressure, if not treated, can damage blood vessels in several organs such as the heart, the kidneys, the brain and the eyes. This may lead to heart attacks, heart or kidney failure, strokes, or blindness. There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure before damage occurs, so your doctor needs to measure your blood pressure to see if it is too high.
High blood pressure can be treated and controlled with medicines such as AVAPRO. Your doctor may also have recommended that you adjust your lifestyle to help to lower your high blood pressure (losing weight, avoiding smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and restricting the amount of salt in the diet). Your doctor may also have encouraged the practice of regular, mild (not strenuous) exercise such as walking, swimming, etc.
AVAPRO is also used in the treatment of kidney disease in patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

What AVAPRO does and how it works

AVAPRO belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. AVAPRO blocks angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps to lower your blood pressure.
AVAPRO slows the decrease of kidney function in patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
Your doctor may have prescribed AVAPRO for another use. If you want more information, ask your doctor.
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Expand Avapro HCT 13 Mar 2017
 
AVAPRO HCT is a trade name (manufacturer's name). AVAPRO HCT tablets contain two medicines, irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Both these medicines are in the tablets your doctor has prescribed for you.

What AVAPRO HCT is used for

AVAPRO HCT lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension.
Your doctor measured your blood pressure and found it to be too high. Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) which means your blood pressure stays high, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. High blood pressure, if not treated, can damage blood vessels in several organs such as the heart, the kidneys, the brain and the eyes. This may lead to heart attacks, heart or kidney failure, strokes, or blindness. There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure before damage occurs, so your doctor needs to measure your blood pressure to see if it is too high.
High blood pressure can be treated and controlled with medicines such as AVAPRO HCT. Your doctor may also have recommended that you adjust your lifestyle to help to lower your high blood pressure (losing weight, avoiding smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and restricting the amount of salt in the diet). Your doctor may also have encouraged the practice of regular, mild (not strenuous) exercise such as walking, swimming, etc.

What AVAPRO HCT does and how it works

AVAPRO HCT contains irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Both medicines reduce blood pressure in different ways. Irbesartan belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. Irbesartan blocks angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps to lower your blood pressure.
Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to the class of medicines known as diuretics. Diuretics cause an increase in the volume of urine. They also help with lowering blood pressure particularly when combined with other blood pressure reducing medicines.
Your doctor may have prescribed AVAPRO HCT for another use. If you want more information, ask your doctor.
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Expand Avastin 24 Jul 2015
 
AVASTIN is used to treat;
brain tumours resistant to previous treatments
metastatic (spreading) cancer of the large bowel (i.e. in the colon or rectum), breast or cervix in combination with chemotherapy agents
lung cancer and cancer of the ovaries and fallopian tubes (which can extend to the lining of surrounding organs such as stomach, liver) in combination with chemotherapy agents
kidney cancer (renal cell cancer) in combination with interferon therapy (ROFERON-A®).
AVASTIN contains the active ingredient bevacizumab.
AVASTIN belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-neoplastic (or anti-cancer) agents. There are many different classes of anti-neoplastic agents. AVASTIN belongs to a class known as anti-angiogenic agents.
Anti-angiogenic agents inhibit angiogenesis (the process of forming new blood vessels in your body).
AVASTIN selectively binds to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a protein found on the cells that line blood vessels. Tumours produce high levels of VEGF, which stimulates blood vessels to grow, thereby providing the tumour with nutrients and oxygen.
When AVASTIN blocks VEGF it disrupts the blood supply to the tumour, stopping or slowing down its growth.
There are many different types of medicines used to treat brain tumours and metastatic cancer of the large bowel, breast, lung, kidney and cervix.
Your doctor may have prescribed AVASTIN for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why AVASTIN has been prescribed for you.
AVASTIN is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Avaxim 17 Feb 2016
 
AVAXIM is a vaccine used to help prevent Hepatitis A infection.
Hepatitis A is an infection caused by a virus which is usually transmitted in unclean food or drink. It may also be transmitted by sharing needles and some sexual practices.
The vaccine contains inactivated virus and is injected into the body. The body then produces its own protection by making disease-fighting substances (antibodies) to fight the virus. The vaccine cannot cause the infection. If a vaccinated person comes into contact with live virus the body is usually ready to destroy it. However, as with all vaccines, 100% protection against hepatitis A cannot be guaranteed. Avaxim will not protect against hepatitis caused by other agents or viruses (such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or hepatitis E).
As with most vaccines, AVAXIM may not protect every person.
AVAXIM is recommended in adults and children aged 2 years and older.
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