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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Jardiamet PI 07 Apr 2020
 
Expand Jardiamet CMI 07 Apr 2020
 
Jardiamet is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
It may be used when diet plus exercise do not provide adequate blood sugar level control either:
alone as a single medicine, or
in combination with certain other anti-diabetic medicines such as:
sulfonylurea
pioglitazone
insulin
linagliptin.
If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, empagliflozin (one of the active ingredients in Jardiamet) can be used to reduce your risk of dying from your cardiovascular disease.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or NIDDM. Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not make enough insulin, or if the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as it should.
Insulin is a substance which helps to lower the level of sugar in your blood, especially after meals.
When the level of sugar builds up in your blood, this can cause damage to the body's cells and lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, circulation or kidneys.

How Jardiamet works

Jardiamet contains two different active ingredients:
empagliflozin, which belongs to a group of medicines called SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors, and
metformin, which belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides.
Both medicines work together to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus by increasing the amount of glucose expelled in urine, and lowering the amount of sugar made by your body.
Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and foot amputation.
Along with diet and exercise, this medicine helps lower your blood sugar.
Your doctor may have prescribed Jardiamet to replace the anti-diabetic medicine(s) you are currently taking. It is important that you continue to follow the diet and/or exercises recommended for you while you are on treatment with Jardiamet.
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. It is not addictive.
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Expand Ofev CMI 07 Apr 2020
 
Ofev contains the active ingredient nintedanib (as esilate).
Ofev belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic (anti-cancer) agents.
It works by blocking the activity of a group of proteins which are involved in the building and the growth of blood vessels. These blood vessels are necessary to provide growing cancer cells with nutrients and oxygen. By blocking the activity of these proteins, nintedanib can inhibit the growth and the spread of cancer cells.
Ofev is used in combination with the chemotherapy docetaxel to treat a type of lung cancer called Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). It is used in adult patients with a certain type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma who have already received one treatment with another medicine to treat this cancer but whose tumour started to grow again.
Ofev is also used for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).
IPF is a condition in which the tissue in your lungs becomes thickened, stiff and scarred over time. As a result, scarring reduces the ability to transfer oxygen from the lungs into the bloodstream and it becomes difficult to breathe deeply. Ofev helps to reduce scarring and stiffening of the lungs.
Ofev is also used for the treatment of Systemic Sclerosis associated Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD).
Systemic Sclerosis (SSc), also known as scleroderma, is a rare chronic autoimmune disease that affects connective tissue in many parts of the body. SSc causes fibrosis (scarring and stiffening) of the skin and other internal organs such as the lungs. When the lungs are affected by fibrosis, it is called Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), and so the condition is called SSc-ILD. Fibrosis in the lungs reduces the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream, and breathing capacity is reduced. Ofev helps to reduce further scarring and stiffening of the lungs.
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.
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Expand Camptosar CMI 07 Apr 2020
 
CAMPTOSAR is used to treat bowel cancer which has spread to other parts of the body. Cancer which has spread cannot be treated by surgery alone. One of the options in this situation is treatment with an anticancer medicine, known as chemotherapy.
CAMPTOSAR may be used once spread of cancer beyond the bowel is first diagnosed. At this time CAMPTOSAR will be given in combination with other anticancer medicines. Alternatively, CAMPTOSAR is used alone when the cancer has not responded or has returned after initial treatment.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why CAMPTOSAR has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.

Use in children

It is not known if CAMPTOSAR is safe and effective in the treatment of children.
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Expand Zelboraf CMI 07 Apr 2020
 
Zelboraf contains the active ingredient vemurafenib.
Zelboraf belongs to a group of medicines called anti-neoplastic (or anti-cancer) agents.
Zelboraf is used to treat metastatic melanoma (a type of skin cancer that has spread to other parts of the body). It can only be used if your melanoma has a change (mutation) in the BRAF gene. Your doctor will have tested you for this gene. This change has been shown to be involved in the development of melanoma.
Zelboraf works by targeting proteins made from the BRAF gene to slow down the development of your cancer.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Zelboraf has been prescribed for you.
Zelboraf is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Actemra PI 07 Apr 2020
 
Expand Celapram PI 07 Apr 2020
 
Expand Camptosar PI 07 Apr 2020
 
Expand Sodium Bicarbonate CMI 07 Apr 2020
 
Sodium Bicarbonate Intravenous Infusion is given to patients who have too much acid, or who have not enough sodium or bicarbonate in their blood. This chemical is naturally present in body fluids and is needed for normal body function.
Sodium Bicarbonate Intravenous Infusion may be used for the treatment of other conditions that are not mentioned above. Your doctor will be able to tell you about the specific condition for which you have been given Sodium Bicarbonate Intravenous Infusion.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been given to you.
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Expand Act-HIB CMI 06 Apr 2020
 
Act-HIB is a vaccine that helps protect your child against Haemophilus Influenzae type b infections.
This vaccine does not provide protection against infections due to other types of Haemophilus Influenzae or against cases of meningitis of other origins.
The vaccine may be administered to children from 2 months of age to 5 years of age.
Under no circumstances can the tetanus protein contained in this vaccine be used to replace the usual tetanus vaccination.
When an injection of Act-HIB is given, the immune system (body’s natural defences) will protect against Haemophilus Influenzae type b infections. However, as with any vaccine, Act-HIB may not protect 100% of vaccinated individuals.
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Expand Adacel PI 06 Apr 2020
 
Expand Act-HIB PI 06 Apr 2020
 
Expand Tripacel PI 06 Apr 2020
 
Expand Lignocaine Injection CMI 06 Apr 2020
 
Lignocaine Injection belongs to two groups of medicines known as local anaesthetics and antiarrhythmic drugs. Local anaesthetics stop pain and feeling in the area around where it is injected; and antiarrhythmic drugs work by restoring irregular and/or rapid heart beats to normal.
Lignocaine Injection may be used for the management of other conditions that are not mentioned above. Your doctor will be able to tell you about the specific condition for which you have been prescribed Lignocaine Injection.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Lioresal Intrathecal CMI 06 Apr 2020
 
Lioresal Intrathecal is used to reduce tension in your muscles which causes spasms. These spasms happen in various illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other diseases or injuries of the spinal cord or brain.
Because this medicine reduces spasms and the pain that goes with them, it helps to make you more mobile. This helps you to manage your daily activities and makes physiotherapy easier.
Lioresal Intrathecal belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. It contains the active ingredient, baclofen, in the form of an ampoule for injection. It is used when medicines taken by mouth do not work well enough or when they cause too many side effects.
The solution in the ampoule is injected into your back (spinal cord) using a special pump. From the pump, a constant amount of baclofen goes into your spinal cord through a tiny tube.
This medicine can be used for adults and for children aged four years or older.
There is no information on Lioresal Intrathecal in children under 4 years of age.
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 Imojev PI 06 Apr 2020
 
Expand Lignocaine Injection PI 06 Apr 2020
 
Expand Menveo PI 06 Apr 2020
 
Expand Lioresal Intrathecal PI 06 Apr 2020
 
Expand Methoblastin PI 06 Apr 2020