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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Muphoran PI 15 Nov 2019
 
Expand Prolia PI 15 Nov 2019
 
Expand Abilify Maintena PI 15 Nov 2019
 
Expand APO-Omeprazole Capsule PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand APO-Omeprazole Capsule CMI 14 Nov 2019
 
Reflux Oesophagitis
Omeprazole is used to treat the symptoms of reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease. This can be caused by "washing back" (reflux) of food and acid from the stomach into the food pipe (oesophagus).
Reflux can cause a burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat, also known as heartburn.
Omeprazole is also taken to help stop reflux oesophagitis coming back or relapsing.
Peptic Ulcers
Omeprazole is used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach. A duodenal ulcer occurs in the duodenum which is the tube leading out from the stomach.
These ulcers can be caused by too much acid being made in the stomach.
Omeprazole is also used to help stop gastric or duodenal ulcers coming back.
Peptic Ulcers Associated with Helicobacter pylori Infection
Most people who have a peptic ulcer also have a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori in their stomach.
When omeprazole is taken with antibiotics, they work to kill the bacterium and let your ulcer heal. You may need further treatment with antibiotics.
Peptic Ulcers Associated with Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Some peptic ulcers are caused by taking medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a type of medicine used to treat pain or inflammation. Omeprazole is used to heal and prevent ulcers associated with NSAIDs.
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Omeprazole is used to treat a rare condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, where the stomach produces large amounts of acid, much more than in ulcers or reflux disease.

How it works

Omeprazole belongs to a group of medicines called proton-pump inhibitors.
It works by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to give relief of symptoms and allow healing to take place. This does not stop food being digested in the normal way.
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
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Expand Apo-Diclofenac PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand APO-Diclofenac CMI 14 Nov 2019
 
Diclofenac is used to treat the symptoms of:
rheumatoid arthritis
osteoarthritis
pain with swelling (back pain, muscle damage and tendonitis)
painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)
Diclofenac belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It also has analgesic (painkilling) and antipyretic (fever reducing) properties.
Diclofenac acts by reducing pain (at rest and on movement), morning stiffness and swelling of the joints associated with rheumatic diseases, as well as improving function.
In addition, it has been shown to relieve period pain (dysmenorrhoea).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed diclofenac for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand Atrovent UDV CMI 14 Nov 2019
 
Atrovent UDV is used to treat:
asthma
chronic obstructive bronchitis
people who have difficulty breathing during or after surgery using assisted ventilation.
Asthma is a disease where the lining of the lungs becomes inflamed (red and swollen), making it difficult to breathe. This may be due to an allergy to house dust mites, smoke or other irritants.
Chronic obstructive bronchitis is a lung condition that can cause difficulty in breathing, wheeziness and constant coughing.
Atrovent UDV contains the active ingredient ipratropium bromide monohydrate. It belongs to a group of medicines called anticholinergic bronchodilators.
Atrovent UDV opens up the air passages in people suffering from asthma, chronic bronchitis and difficulty breathing during or after surgery.
It begins to act quickly after use but may take up to 2 hours to give maximum benefit.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Atrovent UDV has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Atrovent UDV for another reason.
There is no evidence that Atrovent UDV is addictive.
Atrovent UDV is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
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Expand Lioresal Tablets CMI 14 Nov 2019
 
Lioresal belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. This medicine is used to reduce the excessive stiffness and/or spasms in your muscles. These spasms happen in various illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and diseases or injuries of the spinal cord.
Because this medicine reduces spasms and the pain that goes with them, it helps to make you more mobile and better able to manage your daily activities.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Lioresal has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
Lioresal is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Lioresal Tablets PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand Loniten PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand Chloromycetin Ear Drops CMI 14 Nov 2019
 
Chloromycetin Ear Drops are used to treat bacterial infections of the ear.
Chloromycetin belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics.
It works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing your infection.
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.
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Expand Exelon Patch CMI 14 Nov 2019
 
Exelon Patch contains rivastigmine as the active substance. Rivastigmine belongs to a class of substances called cholinesterase inhibitors and is used to treat a condition called Alzheimer's disease.
In patients with Alzheimer's dementia, certain nerve cells die in the brain, resulting in low levels of the neurotransmitter: acetylcholine (a substance that allows nerve cells to communicate with each other). This causes changes in the brain and problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. These problems gradually become worse with time.
Exelon Patch works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine. This chemical is needed to help keep the brain working properly.
Rivastigmine helps to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, to slow down the mental decline that happens in people with this condition, and helps to improve the patient's ability to cope with everyday activities. It does not cure the condition.
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.
Exelon Patch is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend this medicine for children.
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Expand Exelon Patch PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand Alepam PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand Tryzan CMI 14 Nov 2019
 
TRYZAN contains the active ingredient ramipril. It belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
TRYZAN is used to treat:
high blood pressure (hypertension)
some heart conditions such as heart failure after a heart attack
kidney problems in some patients
TRYZAN is also used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems and complications in patients aged 55 years or more with heart or blood vessel disease, or diabetes.
Hypertension
TRYZAN is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day and can be influenced by how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension 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, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Heart Failure after a Heart Attack
TRYZAN may be used after a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when one of the major blood vessels supplying blood to your heart becomes blocked. This means that your heart muscle cannot receive the oxygen it needs and becomes damaged. This may lead to further problems, such as heart failure, irregular heart rhythms and blood clots.
Heart failure means that the heart muscle is weak and cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as a heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops. Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical activity, such as walking. Some patients may wake up short of breath at night.
Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet.
Kidney Problems
TRYZAN may be used to treat some kidney problems. Some conditions such as diabetes and hypertension can lead to kidney problems. These problems develop slowly over several years. Good control of your blood sugar and blood pressure are important in keeping your kidneys healthy, but may not always prevent kidney damage from occurring.
Prevention of Cardiovascular Problems and Complications
TRYZAN may be used to reduce the risk of some of the problems and complications that may arise in patients aged 55 or more who have problems such as coronary artery disease (heart disease caused by poor blood flow in the blood vessels of the heart), peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation in the hands or feet), or stroke.
TRYZAN may also be used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems and complications in patients with diabetes aged 55 years or more who may be considered at risk because of one or more additional factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, kidney problems, a current smoker or previous disease of the blood vessels.

How TRYZAN works

TRYZAN works by widening the blood vessels, which reduces the pressure in the vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This helps increase the supply of oxygen to your heart, so that when you place extra demands on your heart, such as during exercise, your heart may cope better and you may not get short of breath as easily.
By increasing the supply of oxygen to your heart, your heart does not have to work as hard and it is under less stress, which may reduce the risk of further damage occurring to it following a heart attack.
TRYZAN also improves blood flow through the small blood vessels found in the kidneys, which helps the kidneys to work more efficiently. This in turn can help to slow down the progression of kidney damage that might result from having diabetes or high blood pressure.
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.
TRYZAN is not recommended for use in children.
Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Tryzan PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand Nimenrix PI 14 Nov 2019
 
Expand APOHEALTH Thrush Treatment Duo PI 13 Nov 2019
 
Expand APOHEALTH Thrush Treatment Duo CMI 13 Nov 2019
 
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is used to treat a type of fungal infection called vaginal thrush.
If this is the first time you have had these symptoms, talk to your doctor before using any treatment.
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO contains two components:
APOHEALTH Fluconazole One is an oral capsule which contains the active ingredient fluconazole;
APOHEALTH Clotrimazole Cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, both of these ingredients belong to a group of medicines called azole antifungals.
APOHEALTH Fluconazole
One capsule is taken by mouth and works from the inside to prevent the growth of the fungi causing your infection; APOHEALTH Clotrimazole Cream provides soothing relief from external itching and irritation.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO has been recommended for you. Your doctor or pharmacist may have recommended APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO for another reason.
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is not recommended for children under 18 years of age except under doctor supervision.
There is no evidence that either component in APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is addictive.
APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO is a "Pharmacist Only Medicine". It is available without a doctor's prescription but your pharmacist's advice is required.

What is vaginal thrush

Vaginal thrush is a common name for vaginal candidiasis, an infection caused by a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans.
Candida albicans is one of many organisms that live in the vagina.
Your body's natural balance (immune system) normally keeps Candida albicans under control, but when this natural balance is upset, Candida albicans can multiply and can cause thrush symptoms.
Common symptoms of vaginal thrush include:
itching, burning or soreness around the vagina
cottage-cheese like discharge
swelling or irritation of the infected area.
Things that may help you to avoid thrush in the future:
wear cotton briefs, stockings and loose-fitting clothing rather than tight synthetic clothing
wash regularly, but do not wash and dry yourself harshly
avoid perfumed soaps, bath additives and vaginal deodorants.
Your doctor or pharmacist may have more information on things you can do to avoid thrush in the future.
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