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Product name Date released
Expand Acular 17 Jul 2018
 
Expand Acyclo-V 200 17 Oct 2013
 
Acyclo-V is used for the treatment of genital herpes. Acyclo-V makes an outbreak of genital herpes shorter and less severe.
Acyclo-V can also be used long term to prevent or reduce the number of outbreaks of genital herpes in people who experience them often.
Acyclo-V belongs to a group of medicines called "anti-virals". It works by stopping the production of the virus which causes genital herpes. Acyclo-V does not get rid of the virus from your body.
Your doctor may have prescribed Acyclo-V for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Acyclo-V has been prescribed for you.
Acyclo-V is not recommended for use in children, as there have been no studies of its effects in children.
Acyclo-V is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Acyclo-V is addictive.
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Expand Acyclo-V 800 120 pack 24 Oct 2013
 
Acyclo-V is used as part of the management program for certain infections in people who also have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Acyclo-V does not cure AIDS or get rid of the HIV virus from your body, but it may prevent further damage to the immune system by stopping production of herpes viruses.

How does Acyclo-V work?

Acyclo-V belongs to a group of medicines called "anti-virals".
It works by stopping the production of the viruses that cause herpes and shingles.
Your doctor may have prescribed Acyclo-V for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Acyclo-V has been prescribed for you. Acyclo-V is not recommended for use in children, as there have been no studies of its effects in children.
Acyclo-V is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Acyclo-V is addictive.
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Expand Acyclo-V 800 35 pack 24 Oct 2013
 
Acyclo-V is used for the treatment of shingles, which is also known as herpes zoster. Acyclo-V makes an outbreak of shingles shorter and less severe.
Acyclo-V belongs to a group of medicines called "anti-virals". It works by stopping the production of the virus which causes shingles. Acyclo-V does not get rid of the virus from your body.
Your doctor may have prescribed Acyclo-V for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Acyclo-V has been prescribed for you.
Acyclo-V is not recommended for use in children, as there have been no studies of its effects in children.
Acyclo-V is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Acyclo-V is addictive.
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Expand Aczone 15 Feb 2017
 
Expand Adacel 13 Sep 2013
 
ADACEL® is a vaccine used to help prevent whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus and diphtheria.
This vaccine is for use as a booster in persons from the age of 10 years who have previously received childhood immunisation.
ADACEL® is not intended for childhood immunisation.
The use of ADACEL® should be determined on the basis of official recommendations and by your doctor.
Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria cause significant sickness and sometimes death in unvaccinated infants, children, and adults.

How it works

ADACEL® works by causing the body to produce its own protection against whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria. It does this by making substances called antibodies in the blood, which fight the bacteria and toxins that cause these diseases. If a vaccinated person comes into contact with these bacteria and toxins, the body is usually ready to destroy them.
It usually takes several weeks after vaccination to develop protection against these diseases.
A course of whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria vaccine is usually given during early childhood at 2, 4 and 6 months of age, followed by a booster at 4 years of age. In case of whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria, a second booster is required at the age of 15-17 years.
Most people will produce enough antibodies against these diseases. However, as with all vaccines, 100% protection cannot be guaranteed.
The vaccine will not give you any of these diseases.
The chance of a severe reaction from ADACEL® is very small, but the risks from not being vaccinated against these diseases may be very serious.
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Expand Adacel Polio 21 Oct 2016
 
ADACEL POLIO is a vaccine used to help prevent whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
This vaccine is for use as a booster in adults, adolescents and children aged four years and older who have previously received childhood immunisation.
Children from four to six years of age should have already received four doses of whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine.
ADACEL POLIO is not intended for primary immunisation.
The use of ADACEL POLIO should be determined on the basis of official recommendations and by your doctor.
Polio, whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria cause significant sickness and sometimes death in unvaccinated infants, children, and adults.

How it works

ADACEL POLIO works by causing the body to produce its own protection against whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, and polio. It does this by making substances called antibodies in the blood, which fight the bacteria and toxins that cause these diseases. If a vaccinated person comes into contact with these bacteria and toxins, the body is usually ready to destroy them.
It usually takes several weeks after vaccination to develop protection against these diseases.
Most people will produce enough antibodies against these diseases. However, as with all vaccines, 100% protection cannot be guaranteed.
The vaccine will not give you or your child any of these diseases.
The chance of a severe reaction from ADACEL POLIO is very small, but the risks from not being vaccinated against these diseases may be very serious.
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Expand Adcirca 06 Jan 2016
 
ADCIRCA is used in adults as a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
ADCIRCA belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors which work by helping the blood vessels around your lungs relax, improving the flow of blood into your lungs. The result of this is an improved ability to do physical activity.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ADCIRCA has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
ADCIRCA is available only with a doctor's prescription.
ADCIRCA is not intended for use by children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Adefin 22 Jan 2014
 
Adefin tablets are used either to treat high blood pressure or to prevent chronic stable angina (chest pain).
Adefin tablets are not used for the relief of a sudden attack of angina or to manage unstable angina.
Adefin tablets contain the active substance nifedipine that belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. They work by opening up blood vessels in the body to lower blood pressure and improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Adefin have been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Adefin for another reason.
Adefin is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Adefin XL 22 Jan 2014
 
ADEFIN XL is used to:
treat high blood pressure
prevent chronic stable angina, a type of angina.
ADEFIN XL is not used to relieve sudden attacks of angina.
ADEFIN XL belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Calcium channel blockers work by opening up blood vessels in the body to lower blood pressure and improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
ADEFIN XL tablets are specially designed with a strong outer shell. This outer shell allows the medicine to be released slowly into the body over a longer period of time after it is taken. The outer shell is excreted or passed out in the faeces (or bowel motions), as it does not dissolve in the body. Therefore, it is normal to find a "tablet-like" object in the faeces. The active substance contained in them has been absorbed by the body before excretion.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ADEFIN XL has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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