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Product name Date released
Expand APO-Zoledronic Acid 15 Oct 2018
 
Zoledronic acid is used to lower the amount of calcium in the blood when it becomes too high, as may happen in some forms of cancer.
Some cancers can speed up normal changes in bone so that the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood is increased.
Zoledronic acid is also used to slow down the spread of cancers in bone, helping to prevent changes to the bones that may cause them to weaken. It is used in people with advanced cancer of the bone marrow (called multiple myeloma) and other advanced cancers that have spread to the bone. This medicine is used in addition to other standard cancer treatments.

How it works

Zoledronic acid belongs to a group of medicines called bisphosphonates, which strongly bind to bone. These medicines slow down the rate of bone change and help to restore the amount of calcium in the blood to normal.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand APO-Zolmitriptan 04 Sep 2019
 
Zolmitriptan is used to relieve migraine headaches. It belongs to a group of medicines called serotonin agonists.

How it works

Migraine is thought to be caused by the widening of certain blood vessels in the brain. Zolmitriptan narrows the blood vessels to help ease the migraine.
Some people have a warning stage called 'aura' before the migraine headache starts. Aura can include numbness in the face or down one arm, mood changes, or problems with eyesight such as seeing blank spots or flashing lights.
Zolmitriptan can be used in migraine with or without aura. It should not be used to treat types of migraine called 'hemiplegic' or 'basilar' migraine.
Zolmitriptan does not work in headaches that are not migraine.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is no experience of zolmitriptan use in children under 12 years of age. One study in children aged 12 to 17 years indicated no benefit with zolmitriptan treatment.
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Expand APO-Zolpidem 12 Jul 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Zolpidem. It contains the active ingredient, zolpidem tartrate.
It is used to treat people with sleeping difficulties (insomnia). It must not be used for more than 4 weeks at a time.
Zolpidem works by binding to special sites in the brain which produce sleep.
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.

Use in children

Children or adolescents under the age of 18 must not take this medicine.
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Expand APO-Zonisamide 13 Aug 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Zonisamide capsules. It contains the active ingredient zonisamide.
It is used to treat certain types of epilepsy in adults. Zonisamide may be used:
on its own to treat seizures in adults
with other antiepileptic medicines to treat seizure in adults
Epilepsy is caused by a disruption in the electrical activity of the brain. The abnormal electrical impulses occur due to altered levels of some chemicals in the brain. Zonisamide can control brain chemicals which send signals to nerves so that seizures do not happen.
Zonisamide is used in partial seizure that affects only one part of brain, with or without generalized seizures that may affect the whole brain.
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.

Use in children

The safety and efficacy of zonisamide in children under 18 years of age have not been established.
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Expand APO-Zopiclone 11 Jun 2019
 
Zopiclone is used to help people with sleeping difficulties (insomnia). It helps you fall asleep and reduces the number of times you wake up during the night. It is used for short term treatment (2-4 weeks) of insomnia. It is not recommended for use for more than 4 weeks at a time.
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.
This medicine should not be used in children. The safe and effective dose of this medicine in children and adolescents under 18 years of age has not been established.
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Expand APOC-5FU 30 Aug 2019
 
APOC-5FU cream contains the active ingredient fluorouracil.
It belongs to a group of medicines called topical anti-cancer (also called anti-neoplastic or cytotoxic) drugs.
APOC-5FU is used to treat:
Solar keratosis, also known as sun spots
Bowen's disease (type of skin cancer)
Solar keratoses are rough, red, scaly, or crusty spots on the skin that are caused by too much sun exposure. They are usually found on sun-exposed areas, such as the face, nose, ears, chest, forearms, and back of the hands. They are usually harmless, but if left untreated these conditions may develop into skin cancer.
Bowen's disease causes one or more small patches of scaly red skin. It occurs when there is a growth of abnormal cells in the outer layer of skin. It is most commonly found on the lower leg.

How it works

APOC-5FU works by destroying precancerous and cancerous cells, while having little effect on normal cells.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand APOHEALTH Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Gel 14 Jan 2015
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Gel.
It contains the active ingredient diclofenac sodium. It belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
This medicine can be used for the temporary (up to two weeks) relief of pain and inflammation (swelling and redness) that may occur in:
acute soft tissue injuries where swelling is a problem such as sprains, strains and sport injuries (e.g. Tennis elbow)
localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism (e.g. tendinitis, bursitis).
This medicine is not suitable for treating bruises.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Apohealth Anti-inflammatory pain relief tablets 11 Feb 2019
 
Apohealth Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Tablets belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to treat pain and reduce inflammation (swelling and redness).
Apohealth Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Tablets is used to treat pain associated with:
painful conditions where swelling is a problem such as back pain, rheumatism, muscle strains, sprains and tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow)
menstrual cramps (period pain)
It can relieve the symptoms of pain and inflammation but it will not cure your condition.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions about this medicine

This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Apohealth Bisacodyl Laxative 09 May 2016
 
The name of your medicine is Apohealth Bisacodyl Laxative tablets. It contains the active ingredient bisacodyl.
Apohealth Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative used to provide relief from constipation.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why this medicine has been suggested for you. How it works
It acts on the wall of the large bowel, encouraging bowel movements by increasing muscle contractions which push the stool mass along.

Use in children

Always ask your doctor or pharmacist before giving any medicine to children.
Apohealth Bisacodyl Laxative tablets are not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age.
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Expand APOHEALTH Budesonide Hayfever 20 Feb 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APOHEALTH Budesonide Hayfever. It contains the active ingredient Budesonide.
It is used for the prevention or treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (eg due to pollen) for up to six months in adults and children 12 years of age and over and perennial (non-seasonal) allergic rhinitis (eg due to cats, dust mites) in adults 18 years and over.
Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis can include:
stuffiness (congestion) in the nose
discharge, itching and sneezing
This medicine is available only from a pharmacy.

How it works

Budesonide belongs to a family of medicines called corticosteroids.
These medicines work by helping to reduce inflammation.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
It may take a few days of use before you feel the full effects of the medicine. In rare cases it may take up to 2 weeks
If you suffer moderate to severe symptoms, you may wish to start treatment before the beginning of the ‘pollen’ season.

Use in children

Do not use in children under 12 years of age.
Do not use in children under 18 years of age for non-seasonal hayfever
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