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Product name Date released
Expand Alprim 15 Jun 2017
 
Alprim is used to treat infections of the urinary tract caused by bacteria.
Alprim belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing your infection.
Use Alprim only as directed and consult a health care professional if pain or symptoms persist.
Alprim will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Alprim has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Alprim for another reason.
Alprim is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Alprim is not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age, as the safety and effectiveness of Alprim in this age group has not been established.
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Expand Alprolix 04 Oct 2016
 
ALPROLIX is used for the management of haemophilia B (congenital factor IX deficiency). ALPROLIX is used to:
control and prevent bleeding episodes
routinely prevent and reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes
reduce bleeding before, during, and after surgery.
People with haemophilia B lack sufficient factor IX to control bleeding. ALPROLIX works by replacing factor IX to enable blood to clot.
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.
Do not give this medicine to anyone else.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
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Expand Altargo 30 Apr 2014
 
Altargo ointment contains the antibiotic retapamulin as the active ingredient. It also contains the inactive ingredient soft white paraffin and may contain traces of the antioxidant, butylated hydroxytoluene.
The active ingredient is derived from the antibiotic pleuromutilin. It works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis.
Altargo is used to treat the following skin infections caused by bacteria in adults and children aged nine months and older:
primary impetigo
secondarily infected traumatic lesions e.g. small lacerations, abrasions, sutured wounds
secondarily infected dermatoses including infected psoriasis, infected atopic dermatitis and infected contact dermatitis
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.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of nine months.
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Expand Altven 21 Jan 2016
 

What it does

Altven is used in the treatment and prevention of relapse of depression. It is also used in the treatment of panic attacks and anxiety, including avoidance or fear of social situations.
Depression can affect your whole body and may cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing.
Excessive anxiety is a condition in which you feel constantly and uncontrollably worried and distressed. It may also make you feel irritable, and cause difficulty in thinking and sleeping. Other common symptoms associated with anxiety may include a dry mouth, a lump in the throat, cold clammy hands, diarrhoea and nausea.
Depression and anxiety are treatable illnesses. Anxiety or tension associated with the normal stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with medicines.
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.

How it works

Altven contains the active ingredient called venlafaxine hydrochloride. It belongs to a class of medications for depression and anxiety, called Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs).
Serotonin and noradrenaline are chemical messengers that allow certain nerves in the brain to work. Altven capsules increase the level of these two messengers. Experts think this is how it helps to restore your feeling of wellness.
Altven is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in Children

Do not give Altven to children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
The safety and effectiveness of Altven in this age group have not been established.
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Expand Alvesco 14 Oct 2016
 
ALVESCO is inhaled into the lungs for the treatment of asthma. Asthma is a disease where the lining of the lungs becomes inflamed (red and swollen), making it difficult to breathe.
ALVESCO contains a medicine called ciclesonide, which belongs to a family of medicines called corticosteroids.
ALVESCO metered dose inhalers deliver a measured amount of ciclesonide, which acts directly on your air passages to reduce inflammation and help keep the air passages open. In doing so, this medication helps to improve your condition and to prevent asthma attacks from occurring. It is a 'preventer' and needs to be taken regularly.
ALVESCO will NOT give you immediate relief of wheezing or breathlessness during sudden, severe or continuous asthma attacks. In this situation you should use a quick acting 'reliever' inhaler, which contains a different medicine, a so-called bronchodilator.
Your doctor may prescribe ALVESCO to replace corticosteroid tablets, which will mean that you need to take both medicines for a short period of time. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions in using your medicines
Your doctor may have prescribed ALVESCO for another reason. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why ALVESCO has been prescribed for you.
ALVESCO is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Alzene 23 Jul 2007
 
Alzene contains an antihistamine called cetirizine hydrochloride. It is used to relieve the following allergic conditions in adults and children over 6 years:
hayfever (also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis) and perennial allergic rhinitis, which may occur throughout the year - symptoms include sneezing, itchy or runny nose; watering, itchy or red eyes
hives or nettle rash (also known as chronic urticaria) which appears as a pinkish skin rash with itchy, swollen lumps.
Histamine is released by the body in response to substances it recognises as 'foreign' (e.g. pollen, dust, dyes and certain foods) and causes the symptoms mentioned above. Antihistamines control 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 Alzene has been recommended.
They may have recommended Alzene for another reason.
Alzene is not suitable for use in children younger than 6 years of age.
Alzene can be purchased without a prescription from pharmacies only.
There is no evidence that Alzene is addictive.
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Expand Amaryl 29 Aug 2016
 
Amaryl is used to control blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Amaryl is used when healthy eating and increased physical activity are not enough to control your blood glucose.
Amaryl can be used alone, or together with insulin or other medicines for treating diabetes.

How it works

Amaryl lowers high blood glucose by increasing the amount of insulin produced by your pancreas.
Amaryl belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas.
If your blood glucose in not controlled properly, you may experience hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose - a "hypo") or hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose).
Low blood glucose can occur suddenly. Signs may include:
weakness, trembling or shaking
sweating
lightheadedness, dizziness, headache or lack of concentration
tearfulness or crying
irritability
hunger
numbness around the lips and tongue
If not treated promptly, these may progress to:
loss of co-ordination
slurred speech
confusion
loss of consciousness or seizures
High blood glucose usually occurs more slowly than low blood glucose. Signs of high blood glucose may include:
lethargy or tiredness
headache
thirst
passing large amounts of urine
blurred vision
High blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, circulation or kidneys.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Amaryl is addictive.
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Expand Amethocaine hydrochloride Minims 25 Sep 2015
 
Minims Amethocaine Eye Drops belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
It is used to numb or block the feeling of pain in your eye(s) during short term medical procedures. These procedures may include, measuring the pressure in your eye, inserting contact lenses, removing foreign bodies from your eye(s) and other minor operations on your eye(s).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand Amiodarone Sandoz 09 May 2016
 
Amiodarone Sandoz is used to control a fast or irregular heart beat.
It contains the active ingredient amiodarone hydrochloride. Amiodarone hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called antiarrhythmics.
It works by lengthening the gap between one heart beat and the next, thus helping to bring the heart rate to a slower and more regular pace.
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.
Amiodarone Sandoz is not recommended for children.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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Expand Amira 04 Jun 2015
 
The name of your medicine is AMIRA.
AMIRA belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants.
It contains the active ingredient called moclobemide.
AMIRA is available in two strengths: 150 mg and 300 mg tablets.
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