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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Iressa PI 19 Feb 2020
 
Expand Akynzeo PI 19 Feb 2020
 
Expand Clomid PI 19 Feb 2020
 
Expand QTERN PI 19 Feb 2020
 
Expand QTERN CMI 18 Feb 2020
 
QTERN is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise, in combination with another medicine called metformin. QTERN is used when diet and exercise in combination with metformin do not provide adequate blood sugar level control.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood and can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating type 2 diabetes is to control your blood sugar to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
QTERN contains two active ingredients, saxagliptin and dapagliflozin. Saxagliptin belongs to a class of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors), and dapagliflozin belongs to a class of medicines called SGLT-2 (Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2) inhibitors. Saxagliptin and dapagliflozin together to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why QTERN has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
QTERN is not addictive.
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Expand Detrusitol CMI 18 Feb 2020
 
DETRUSITOL is used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, for example urinary frequency, urgency or incontinence.
DETRUSITOL belongs to a group of medicines called antispasmodics. It helps to control the release of urine by reducing spasm, and relaxing the smooth muscle of the bladder wall. It also increases the storage volume of the bladder, and can act on the brain to delay the desire to urinate.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why DETRUSITOL has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
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Expand Detrusitol PI 18 Feb 2020
 
Expand Apo-Temazepam PI 17 Feb 2020
 
Expand Polivy CMI 17 Feb 2020
 
Polivy contains the active ingredient called polatuzumab vedotin.
Polivy belongs to a group known as anti-neoplastic (or anti-cancer) agents.
Polivy is used to treat a type of cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
It is used when the cancer has come back or has never responded to one or more previous treatments for this type of cancer and when you cannot receive a stem cell transplant
Polivy is made up of two substances:
polatuzumab - a monoclonal antibody which recognises the large B-cell cancer cells
vedotin - an anti-cancer substance
Polivy is designed to target and deliver the anti-cancer substance vedotin to the cancer cells to stop the growth and spread of the cancer cells.
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 Postrelle-1 PI 17 Feb 2020
 
Expand Postrelle-1 CMI 17 Feb 2020
 
Postrelle-1 is an emergency contraceptive only. Postrelle-1 is not intended as a regular method of contraception.
It contains the active ingredient levonorgestrel.
It is used to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is estimated that Postrelle-1 will prevent 85% of expected pregnancies. The sooner that you take Postrelle-1 after unprotected intercourse, the more likely it is that the medicine will work.
Postrelle-1 is thought to work by:
stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg
preventing sperm from fertilising any eggs you may have already released
stopping a fertilised egg from attaching itself to your womb lining.
Therefore, Postrelle-1 stops a pregnancy before it is established. It does not work if you are already pregnant.
Postrelle-1 will not prevent you from catching sexually transmitted diseases.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why you are taking Postrelle-1.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream PI 17 Feb 2020
 
Expand Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream CMI 17 Feb 2020
 
Expand Clonea 6 Day Cream CMI 17 Feb 2020
 
Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 6 Day Cream belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals and is used to treat vaginal yeast infections such as Candida (thrush). Candida infections result from an overgrowth of yeast fungus and cause an imbalance of the natural microorganisims that are present in the vagina. Certain illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and fatigue can increase the likelihood of infection.
Additionally hormonal changes during pregnancy, during certain times of the menstrual cycle, or due to the oral contraceptive pill, may also increase the chances of infection. Certain medications such as antibiotics and steroids may cause overgrowth of Candida.
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Expand Clonea 6 Day PI 17 Feb 2020
 
Expand Nimenrix CMI 17 Feb 2020
 
NIMENRIX is a vaccine used to help prevent meningococcal disease, caused by four types of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria (types A, C, W and Y).
NIMENRIX works by causing your body to produce its own protection (or antibodies), against these types of meningococcal bacteria. NIMENRIX cannot cause meningococcal disease.
The most common types of meningococcal disease are meningitis (infection of a lining around the brain and spinal cord) and septicaemia (blood infection). Neisseria bacteria can less commonly infect the joints, lungs or other organs.
Meningococcal disease is spread by small droplets from the nose, mouth or throat. Meningococcal disease is generally serious and sometimes causes long-term effects (eg deafness, memory problems, loss of fingers or toes), or death.
As with all vaccines, NIMENRIX may not protect all people who are vaccinated.
Also, NIMENRIX does not help to protect against meningococcal disease caused by other types of Neisseria, or meningitis caused by other bacteria or viruses.
NIMENRIX can be used in infants from 6 weeks of age, children and adults and is particularly recommended for:
Travellers to countries where meningococcal A, W or Y disease outbreaks may happen (eg parts of Africa, annual Hajj)
Close contacts of people with meningococcal A, W or Y disease
People with medical conditions that make them more likely to get meningococcal disease (eg. people without a functioning spleen or some people with a poor immune response to infections).
NIMENRIX may also be prescribed for other people or situations.
If you are not sure whether you or your child should be given this vaccine, talk to your doctor.
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Expand Cipramil CMI 17 Feb 2020
 
Cipramil is used to treat depression.
It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They are thought to work by their actions on brain chemicals called amines which are involved in controlling mood.
Depression is longer lasting or more severe than the "low moods" everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It 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, often waking up early, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing.
Cipramil corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe it for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Cipramil is not addictive. However, if you suddenly stop taking it, you may get side effects.
Tell your doctor if you get any side effects after stopping Cipramil.
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Expand Apo-Paracetamol Codeine PI 14 Feb 2020
 
Expand Mersyndol Forte PI 14 Feb 2020
 
Expand Cipramil PI 14 Feb 2020