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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Dicloxacillin Mylan PI 20 Feb 2020
 
Expand Clozapine Mylan PI 14 Feb 2020
 
Expand Thioprine 50 CMI 12 Feb 2020
 
Thioprine 50 contains azathioprine as the active ingredient. Azathioprine belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants.
This medicine is used to help prevent the rejection of a transplanted organ such as a kidney, liver or heart. It works by suppressing the body's immune defence system.
Thioprine 50 can also be used to treat other diseases called autoimmune diseases where your immune system is reacting against your own body.
These may include:
severe rheumatoid arthritis
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
chronic active hepatitis
certain skin, muscle and blood diseases.
Thioprine 50 is usually taken in combination with other medicines such as corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive drugs.
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 Thioprine 50 PI 12 Feb 2020
 
Expand Colese PI 12 Feb 2020
 
Expand Colese CMI 12 Feb 2020
 
Colese is used relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, which can include, abdominal pain and cramps, bowel spasm, diarrhoea and flatulence.
Colese belongs to a group of medicines called known as antispasmodic agents. Colese is also known as mebeverine hydrochloride.
Colese works by relaxing the muscles in the gut, thereby relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand BTC Clopidogrel CMI 07 Feb 2020
 
BTC Clopidogrel contains the active ingredient clopidogrel (as besilate).
Clopidogrel belongs to a group of medicines known as antiplatelet medicines.
Antiplatelet medicines prevent the clumping of very small blood cells (platelets) to reduce the chances of blood clots forming.
Clopidogrel is used to prevent blood clots forming in hardened blood vessels as they can lead to events such as stroke, heart attack or death.
You may have been prescribed clopidogrel because you have:
previously suffered a heart attack, stroke, or have a condition known as peripheral arterial disease (leg pain on walking or at rest)
suffered acute coronary syndrome (either a severe type of chest pain called unstable angina, or a heart attack) – in this case you may also be prescribed aspirin
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine should not be used in children.
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Expand BTC Clopidogrel PI 06 Feb 2020
 
Expand Cablivi CMI 06 Feb 2020
 
Cablivi contains the active ingredient caplacizumab. It is used to treat an episode of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).
aTTP is a rare blood clotting disorder where blood clots form in small blood vessels. These clots can block blood vessels and damage the brain, heart, kidneys or other organs. Cablivi prevents the formation of these blood clots by stopping platelets in the blood from clumping together. Cablivi therefore reduces the risk of experiencing another episode of aTTP soon after the first.
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.
Cablivi is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Cablivi PI 06 Feb 2020
 
Expand Sublocade PI 06 Feb 2020
 
Expand Tobi Podhaler CMI 06 Feb 2020
 
TOBI Podhaler capsules for inhalation contain a medicine called tobramycin in a powdered form.
Tobramycin belongs to a class of medicines called aminoglycoside antibiotics. TOBI Podhaler is used to treat lung infections caused by a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in patients who have cystic fibrosis.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a very common bacterium that infects the lung of nearly everyone with cystic fibrosis, at some time during their lives. Some people do not get this infection until later on in their lives, while others get it very young. This infection is one of the most damaging bacteria for people with cystic fibrosis. If it is not properly fought, it will continue to damage your lungs causing further problems to your breathing.
TOBI Podhaler capsules are for oral inhalation only. The powder from the capsule is inhaled (breathed into the lungs), using the TOBI Podhaler inhalation device provided with the medicine. When you inhale the powder, tobramycin gets directly into your lungs, to fight against the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria causing the infection.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why TOBI Podhaler has been prescribed for you.
TOBI Podhaler is only available with a doctor’s prescription. It is not addictive. This medicine can be used in children aged 6 years or over, adolescents, and adults.
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Expand Tobi CMI 06 Feb 2020
 
TOBI contains an antibacterial agent, tobramycin, which is active against a common lung infection that occurs in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Tobramycin belongs to a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides. It works by killing or stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause the infection.
The bacterium that commonly infects the lung of most cystic fibrosis patients at some stage of their lives is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is one of the most damaging bacteria for people with CF.
Some people do not get this infection until later on in their lives, while others get it very young. If the infection is not properly fought, it will continue to damage your lungs, causing further problems with your breathing.
TOBI solution has been specially formulated for administration by inhalation via a nebuliser and compressor. When you inhale TOBI, the antibiotic can get straight into your lungs to fight against the infection and to improve your breathing.
For best results, please use TOBI as this leaflet instructs you.
Although TOBI does not cure your condition, it does help control it.
TOBI is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years of age.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why TOBI has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed TOBI for another reason.
TOBI is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
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Expand Blooms The Chemist Fenofibrate PI 05 Feb 2020
 
Expand Blooms The Chemist Fenofibrate CMI 05 Feb 2020
 
Blooms The Chemist Fenofibrate contains the active ingredient fenofibrate.
Fenofibrate is used to help regulate cholesterol and triglycerides which are fat-like substances in the blood.
Fenofibrate belongs to a group of medicines known as fibric acid derivatives. It works through the activation of a cell nuclear receptor called PPARα, which reduces the amount of triglycerides and bad cholesterol made in the body and increases the good cholesterol.
Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver. If your body does not balance the amount of cholesterol it needs with the amount of cholesterol eaten, then your cholesterol becomes too high.
High cholesterol is more likely to occur with certain diseases or if you have a family history of high cholesterol.
When you have high levels of cholesterol it may 'stick' to the inside of your blood vessels instead of being carried to the parts of the body where it is needed.
Over time, this can form hard areas (called plaque) on the walls of your blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow. This blocking of your blood vessels can lead to heart disease (such as heart attack and angina), and stroke.
Cholesterol is carried through the body by different proteins, LDL and HDL. LDL cholesterol is the 'bad' cholesterol that can block your blood vessels. HDL cholesterol is the 'good' cholesterol that is thought to remove the 'bad' cholesterol from the blood vessels.
In most patients, fenofibrate reduces the bad cholesterol and can actually raise the good cholesterol. It does not reduce the cholesterol that comes from fat in food.
Therefore, when you are taking Blooms The Chemist Fenofibrate, you also need to follow a low-fat diet and other measures, such as exercise and weight control.
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 only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Rhinocort Hayfever & Allergy Extra Strength PI 05 Feb 2020
 
Expand Rhinocort Hayfever & Allergy Extra Strength CMI 05 Feb 2020
 
Rhinocort is sprayed into the nose to help prevent and treat allergic rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation or swelling of the nose lining (which may cause blockage, runny nose, itching and/or sneezing).
While hayfever is the name most commonly used for these allergic conditions, the medical names are "seasonal allergic rhinitis" and "perennial allergic rhinitis".
Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever) - generally triggered by pollens (eg grass, weeds and sometimes trees) in the air and is most common during Spring and Summer months.
Perennial allergic rhinitis - may be triggered by dust mites, animal dander (particularly cats) or mould spores and can occur throughout the year.
Rhinocort contains budesonide. This belongs to a family of medicines called corticosteroids, which are used to help reduce inflammation.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about why Rhinocort has been recommended for you.
Rhinocort is not addictive.
Rhinocort is available from pharmacists without a prescription.
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Expand Aprepitant APOTEX PI 03 Feb 2020
 
Expand Gabapentin APOTEX PI 29 Jan 2020
 
Expand Gabapentin APOTEX CMI 29 Jan 2020
 
The name of your medicine is Gabapentin APOTEX capsules. It contains the active ingredient, gabapentin.
It is used to:
control epilepsy, a condition that causes repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe
treat neuropathic pain (pain due to nerves being damaged or affected).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

How it works

Gabapentin belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants.
It is thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves to help control seizures or neuropathic pain.
This medicine helps to relieve pain.
Your doctor may prescribe gabapentin in addition to your current treatment when your current treatment is no longer working as well.
There is evidence that this medicine can lead to dependence.

Use in children

Gabapentin is not recommended for use in children under the age of:
3 years to control epilepsy
18 years for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
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