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Product name Date released
Expand Adriamycin 03 Jul 2014
 
ADRIAMYCIN is used to treat many types of cancer. ADRIAMYCIN works by stopping cancer cells from growing and multiplying. It contains the active ingredient doxorubicin hydrochloride.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ADRIAMYCIN has been prescribed for you.
ADRIAMYCIN is to be given only under the strict supervision of your doctor.
ADRIAMYCIN is not addictive.
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Expand Advagraf XL 08 Jul 2016
 
You have been given a new transplanted liver or kidney, lung or heart from another person because your own was no longer healthy. Your body recognises that this new organ is different from your other organs and will try to reject it by attacking it in the same way that it would attack germs that enter your body. This could make you become ill again. ADVAGRAF XL stops this attack; it is very important to take ADVAGRAF XL given to you by your doctor regularly so that your new liver, kidney, lung or heart will not be attacked or rejected.
If you have been taking other medicines for this purpose, but are still feeling unwell, your doctor may change your treatment and begin giving you ADVAGRAF XL.
ADVAGRAF XL contains the active ingredient tacrolimus, which is an immunosuppressive agent.
Your doctor may have prescribed ADVAGRAF XL for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Advate 13 Mar 2017
 
ADVATE belongs to the group of medicines called blood coagulation factor VIII.

What ADVATE is used for

It is used for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients with haemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency).
This preparation does not contain von Willebrand factor and is therefore not suitable for use in von Willebrand's disease.
ADVATE is a recombinant factor VIII, which has been shown successfully to correct factor VIII deficiency.

How does ADVATE work

Under normal physiological condition, factor VIII is essential for blood clotting and maintenance of a bleeding episode.
Individuals with haemophilia A disease, which is a hereditary disorder of blood coagulation have a low level of factor VIII in their blood circulation. As a result of factor VIII deficiency, the individual with this disease may have a heavy bleeding into joints, muscles or internal organs either spontaneously or as a result of accidental or surgical trauma.
ADVATE is similar to plasma-derived factor VIII. As it works in the same way, it can be used as a replacement therapy in patients with haemophilia A.
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Expand Adynovate 19 Oct 2017
 
ADYNOVATE belongs to the group of medicines called blood coagulation factor VIII. It is used for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients with haemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency).
This preparation does not contain von Willebrand factor and is therefore not suitable for use in von Willebrand's disease.
ADYNOVATE contains the active substance rurioctocog alfa pegol, pegylated human recombinant coagulation factor VIII. The human coagulation factor VIII is produced by recombinant DNA technology and has been modified chemically to prolong its duration of action.
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Expand Afinitor 04 Oct 2017
 
Afinitor is used in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer; neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), a type of cancer located in the stomach and intestine, lung or pancreas; tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) with angiomyolipoma of the kidney (a kidney tumour) not requiring immediate surgery; or TSC with subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (sometimes called 'SEGA'), a specific type of brain tumour not requiring immediate surgery.
Afinitor is also used in the treatment of hormone receptor-positive HER2 negative advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women, in conjunction with exemestane after failure of letrozole or anastrozole.
It is only used in patients whose tumour has tested negative to HER2.
Everolimus is the active substance in Afinitor.
Treatment of kidney cancer
Afinitor stops the cancer from making new cells and cuts off the blood supply. This slows the growth and spread of the cancer.
Treatment of NETs
Afinitor is used to control the growth of these tumours located in the stomach and intestine, lung or pancreas.
Treatment of SEGA
Afinitor reduces the size of brain tumours (SEGA) that are caused by a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis. This may stop the tumours from causing problems as they grow, such as hydrocephalus (excessive accumulation of fluid within the brain).
Treatment of TSC with angiomyolipoma of the kidney
Afinitor may reduce the size of angiomyolipoma of the kidney that is associated with a genetic disorder called TSC. This may lower the risk of the tumour(s) causing bleeding complications and may help to preserve kidney function.
Treatment of hormone receptor-positive, HER2 negative advanced breast cancer
Growth of this type of breast cancer is stimulated by oestrogens which are female sex hormones. Oestrogen inhibitors such as letrozole, anastrozole and exemestane reduce the amount of oestrogen and can slow the growth of breast cancers. After failure of letrozole or anastrozole, exemestane is used in combination with Afinitor to prevent the breast cancer cells from becoming resistant to the exemestane.
The medicine is started by a specialist doctor experienced in tumour treatments.
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.
Afinitor is available only with a doctor's prescription and is not addictive.
Children and adolescents
AFINITOR is not to be used in children or adolescents for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive, HER2 negative advanced breast cancer, advanced neuroendocrine tumours or advanced kidney cancer.
AFINITOR is not to be used in children less than 1 years of age for treatment of SEGA associated with TSC.
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Expand Agrylin 09 Oct 2017
 
Agrylin Capsules contain a medicine called anagrelide hydrochloride which acts upon the bone marrow and prevents it from producing too many of the blood cells known as "platelets".
In a disease such as "thrombocythaemia", the bone marrow produces too many of these cells, and the very large numbers of platelets in the blood can cause serious problems with blood circulation. By preventing too many platelets from being made, Agrylin Capsules can help prevent these problems.
Your doctor may have prescribed Agrylin Capsules for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Agrylin Capsules have been prescribed for you.
Agrylin Capsules are not addictive.
Agrylin Capsules are only available on a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Airomir 24 Mar 2014
 
The name of your medication is Airomir Autohaler or Airomir Inhaler. It contains a medicine called salbutamol sulfate. Salbutamol sulfate belongs to the beta-agonist family of medicines. The amount of medicine in each puff of Airomir Autohaler or Inhaler is the same as 100 micrograms of salbutamol. Each Airomir Autohaler or Inhaler contains at least 200 puffs.
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Expand Akamin 05 Sep 2008
 
Akamin is used to:
treat certain infections caused by bacteria
control acne.
Akamin is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called tetracyclines. These medicines work by stopping the growth of bacteria which cause infections or make acne worse.
Akamin will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Akamin has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Akamin for another reason.
Akamin is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Akamin is addictive.
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Expand Akineton 2mg Tablets 04 Oct 2017
 
Akineton is used to treat symptoms of parkinsonism.
The symptoms of parkinsonism include slow and unsteady movement, muscle stiffness and shaking (tremors). If untreated parkinsonism can cause difficulty in performing normal daily activities.
Symptoms of parkinsonism can be caused by certain diseases of the brain affecting movement, such as Parkinson's disease. They can also be caused by some medicines that are used to treat certain mental conditions.
It is believed the symptoms of parkinsonism are caused by a lack of dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical produced by certain brain cells. When not enough dopamine is present, acetylcholine which is another naturally occurring chemical produced by brain cells, can interfere with the regions of the brain that control muscle movement.
Akineton blocks the effects of acetylcholine. In many patients, this reduces the symptoms of shaking and muscle stiffness.
Akineton is also used to treat cramps that occur during the night.
Akineton belongs to a group of medicines called anticholinergics. It is available as tablets.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why AKINETON has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Akineton for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
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