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The CMI for your medicine that is on this web site is the most up-to-date version available. It may differ from a CMI that you previously received from your doctor or pharmacist, or in your pack of medicine.

This web site does not contain all CMIs for medicines sold in Australia and not all medicines have a CMI available for them. If you do not find a CMI for your medicine on this page, contact the pharmaceutical company who makes the medicine or talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The information on this web site is intended for use in Australia only.

Product name Date released
Expand Amisulpride Sandoz 20 Apr 2016
 
The name of your medicine is Amisulpride Sandoz. It contains the active ingredient called amisulpride.
Amisulpride Sandoz belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Amisulpride Sandoz is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a condition, which affects the way you think, feel and/or act. Schizophrenia may cause symptoms such as hallucinations (eg hearing, seeing or sensing things which are not there), delusions, unusual suspiciousness, emotional and social withdrawal. People with schizophrenia may also feel depressed, anxious or tense.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amisulpride Sandoz for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amisulpride Sandoz has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Amisulpride Winthrop 15 Aug 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Amisulpride Winthrop. It contains the active ingredient called amisulpride.
Amisulpride Winthrop belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Amisulpride Winthrop is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a condition which affects the way you think, feel and/or act. Schizophrenia may cause symptoms such as hallucinations (eg hearing, seeing or sensing things which are not there), delusions, unusual suspiciousness, emotional and social withdrawal. People with schizophrenia may also feel depressed, anxious or tense.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amisulpride Winthrop for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amisulpride Winthrop has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Amitriptyline Alphapharm 06 Jan 2016
 
Amitriptyline Alphapharm is used to treat depression.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm 10 mg and Amitriptyline Alphapharm 25 mg tablets can be used at any stage in the treatment of depression. However, the highest strength Amitriptyline Alphapharm 50 mg, is approved only for the maintenance treatment of depression (after your symptoms have improved).
Amitriptyline Alphapharm belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). TCA medicines work by correcting the imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. These chemicals, called amines, are involved in controlling mood. By correcting this imbalance, TCAs can help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm can also be used to treat bed-wetting, provided that there is no physical cause for the problem (eg. problems with the bladder).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amitriptyline Alphapharm has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amitriptyline Alphapharm for another reason.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm is not approved for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age for the treatment of depression.
The safe use and effectiveness of Amitriptyline Alphapharm in treating the above condition, for this age group, has not been established.
Amitriptyline Alphapharm is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Amizide 06 Sep 2013
 
Amizide is used for:
oedema, swelling of the ankles, feet and legs
ascites due to liver disease resulting in fluid accumulation in the stomach area
lower high blood pressure (hypertension).
Amizide contains a combination of two diuretics, amiloride hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide as the active ingredients. It helps reduce the amount of excess fluid in the body by increasing the amount of urine produced, while at the same time, minimizing potassium loss.
Amizide works by making your kidneys pass more water and salt whilst retaining potassium. This helps reduce high blood pressure and some forms of swelling, while at the same time helping to maintain normal levels of potassium in your blood.
Amizide may be taken alone or in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amizide for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amizide has been prescribed for you.
Amizide is available only with a doctor's prescription. There is no evidence that Amizide is addictive.
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Expand Amlodipine Sandoz 08 Dec 2016
 

What it does

The name of your medicine is Amlodipine Sandoz. It contains the active ingredient amlodipine besilate.
Amlodipine Sandoz is used to treat high blood pressure. Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps to circulate the 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) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. Amlodipine Sandoz helps to lower your blood pressure.
Amlodipine Sandoz is also used to treat angina pectoris. Angina is caused by a shortage of the supply of oxygen to the heart and is characterised by a painful and uncomfortable feeling in the chest. This feeling often spreads to the arms or neck, and sometimes also to the shoulders and back.
Amlodipine Sandoz is not for the relief of a sudden attack of angina. If such an attack occurs, you should take other medication that your doctor will have given to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amlodipine Sandoz for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amlodipine Sandoz was prescribed for you.
Amlodipine Sandoz is available only with a doctor's prescription.

How Amlodipine Sandoz works

Amlodipine Sandoz belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your body, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body. It also widens the blood vessels leading to your heart and so helps to increase the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart.
Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones.
There is no evidence that Amlodipine Sandoz is addictive.
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Expand Amoxycillin Sandoz Capsules and Suspensions 16 Aug 2016
 
The name of your medicine is Amoxycillin Sandoz. It contains the active ingredient amoxycillin trihydrate.
Amoxycillin Sandoz is an antibiotic used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
Amoxycillin Sandoz belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
This medicine can also be used to prevent certain infections.
Amoxycillin Sandoz will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amoxycillin Sandoz for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amoxycillin Sandoz has been prescribed for you.
Amoxycillin Sandoz is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Amoxycillin Sandoz is not addictive.
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Expand Amoxycillin Sandoz Tablets 29 Apr 2016
 
The name of your medicine is Amoxycillin Sandoz. It contains the active ingredient amoxycillin trihydrate.
Amoxycillin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Amoxycillin Sandoz belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.
Amoxycillin Sandoz is used for the treatment of chest infections.
Amoxycillin Sandoz will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.
Your doctor may have prescribed Amoxycillin Sandoz for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Amoxycillin Sandoz has been prescribed for you.
Amoxycillin Sandoz is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Amoxycillin Sandoz is not addictive.
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Expand Ampicyn 14 Jul 2015
 
AMPICYN is an antibiotic used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
AMPICYN will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or the flu.
AMPICYN 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 AMPICYN for another reason. Ask your doctor why AMPICYN has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that AMPICYN is addictive.
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Expand Anafranil 23 Apr 2015
 
Anafranil is used to treat:

1. depression that is longer lasting and/or more severe than the "low moods" that everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. Depression is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. This imbalance affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feelings of guilt.

2. obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and phobias in adults

3. muscle weakness in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.

The symptoms of these disorders vary from person to person. Your doctor can provide you with more information.
Anafranil belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants.
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 purpose.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Anandron 18 May 2015
 
Anandron is a medicine for treating prostate cancer in men. It contains the active ingredient Nilutamide.
Anandron belongs to a family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-androgens. These medicines work by blocking the effect of androgen hormones that are naturally produced by your body. Prostate cancer cells are dependent on these hormones, and blocking their effect is intended to stop the growth of the cancer.
Anandron is more effective when used at the same time as other medicines known generally as LHRH agonists or, alternatively, following surgery designed to treat prostate cancer.
Your doctor may have prescribed Anandron for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Anandron has been prescribed for you.
Anandron is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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