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Product name Date released
Expand Alimta 29 May 2013
 
ALIMTA is used to treat:
mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lungs often related to exposure to asbestos
non-small cell lung cancer, a type of lung cancer.
It belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxic or antineoplastic agents. They may also be called chemotherapy medicines.
It affects enzymes within cancer cells to kill cancer cells or prevent them growing and multiplying.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
ALIMTA may be used in combination with other chemotherapy drugs.
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Expand Alkeran Injection (AS) 02 Sep 2010
 
ALKERAN injection contains melphalan as the active ingredient. It belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxics.
ALKERAN injection is used to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.
It is thought to work by stopping cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
This medicine may be used in combination with other medicines to treat cancer.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ALKERAN injection has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that it is addictive.
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Expand Alkeran Tablets (AS) 02 Sep 2010
 
ALKERAN contains melphalan as the active ingredient.
ALKERAN belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxics and is used to treat some types of cancer and certain blood disorders.
It interferes with the growth of cancer cells.
ALKERAN may be used in combination with other medicines to treat cancer.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ALKERAN has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that it is addictive.
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Expand Allereze 15 May 2006
 
Allereze is a non-sedating antihistamine, used to relieve the symptoms of sneezing; runny nose; watery, itchy or red eyes in the following allergic conditions:
hayfever (also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis), which usually occurs during the warmer seasons
perennial allergic rhinitis, which may occur throughout the year.
Allereze can also be used to relieve the symptoms of hives or nettle rash (also known as chronic urticaria), which appears as a pinkish skin rash with itchy, swollen lumps.
The body releases histamine in response to substances it recognises as 'foreign', such as pollen, dust and dyes. This can cause the symptoms mentioned above. Antihistamines can relieve allergic symptoms by blocking the effects of histamine.
The severity of your condition will depend how sensitive you are to 'foreign substances'.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why Allereze has been recommended.
They may have recommended Allereze for another reason.
Allereze can be purchased without a prescription from pharmacies only.
There is no evidence that Allereze is addictive.
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Expand Allopurinol Sandoz 15 Feb 2017
 
This medicine is used to treat or prevent medical problems that may occur if too much uric acid is present in the body.
These include gout, gouty arthritis, certain kidney problems or enzyme disorders where the body produces too much uric acid.
It contains the active ingredient allopurinol.
Allopurinol belongs to a group of medicines called xanthine oxidase inhibitors.
It works by reducing the production of uric acid in the body, therefore helping to prevent the formation of deposits of uric acid crystals. Deposits of uric acid crystals in the body can cause a variety of medical problems.
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 available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Alodorm 07 May 2015
 
Alodorm is used to treat insomnia (sleeping problems).
Alodorm contains the active ingredient nitrazepam, which belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These medicines are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Alodorm has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Alodorm for another reason.
In general, benzodiazepines such as Alodorm should be taken for short periods only (for example 2 to 4 weeks). Continuous long-term use is not recommended unless advised by your doctor. The use of benzodiazepines may lead to dependence on the medicine.
Alodorm is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Aloxi 07 Sep 2017
 
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines known as serotonin (5-HT3) antagonists and is a colourless solution for injection into a vein.
It is used for the prevention of nausea and vomiting that happens:
with cancer chemotherapy
up to 24 hours while recovering from anaesthesia after surgery.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe this medicine for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Alphaclav 15 Dec 2015
 
This medicine contains two active ingredients. One of these ingredients is a type of penicillin called amoxycillin and the other is potassium clavulanate.
It is used to treat a wide range of infections in the body caused by bacteria. These infections may affect the chest (bronchitis or pneumonia), bladder (cystitis), sinuses (sinusitis), the ears (otitis media) or the skin.
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 only available with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

How it works

Alphaclav Duo 500/125 and Alphaclav Duo Forte 875/125 works by killing the bacteria that cause these infections. It will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.
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Expand Alphagan 20 Apr 2017
 
Expand Alphagan P 20 Apr 2017