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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Brenzys CMI 28 Mar 2017
 
Brenzys is used in adults for the treatment of:
rheumatoid arthritis
ankylosing spondylitis
non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-AxSpA)
psoriatic arthritis
plaque psoriasis.
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) is a naturally occurring chemical messenger in your bloodstream. TNF plays a role in causing pain and swelling in the joints. Brenzys is a biotechnology-derived protein that works by binding to TNF and preventing it from acting. This reduces the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, helps to treat the skin lesions of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and improves the condition of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and nr-AxSpA.
Your doctor may have prescribed Brenzys for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Brenzys has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Brenzys is not addictive.
Brenzys is not indicated for use in children less than 18 years of age. Other etanercept products are available for use in children.
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Expand Alecensa CMI 28 Mar 2017
 
ALECENSA contains the active ingredient alectinib.
ALECENSA belongs to a group of medicines called anti-neoplastic (or anti-cancer) agents which are used to treat cancer.
ALECENSA is used to treat adults with a type of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer. It is used if your cancer:
is ALK-positive - this means your cancer cells have a fault in a gene called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)
is advanced or has spread to another part of your body (metastatic)
has previously been treated with a medicine called crizotinib, which is causing too many side effects or has stopped working.
ALECENSA prevents the activity of the ALK protein. This protein is known to be involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells.
ALECENSA may slow down or stop the growth of your cancer. It may also help to shrink your cancer.
ALECENSA is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on the basis of tumour responses in two early clinical trials and it is not yet known if it prolongs life. Further study is underway.
Some people may experience side effects not yet known or mentioned in this leaflet. If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ALECENSA has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
ALECENSA is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Alecensa PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand APO-Olmesartan HCTZ PI 27 Mar 2017
 
Expand APO-Olmesartan HCTZ CMI 27 Mar 2017
 
APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ is used to treat high blood pressure which is sometimes called hypertension.
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps push blood all around your body. Your blood pressure changes at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) 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.

How it works

APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin-II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ blocks the action of angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps lower your blood pressure.
APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ also contains a diuretic which reduces the amount of fluid in the body. This also helps to lower blood pressure.
Your doctor may have prescribed APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ has been prescribed for you.
APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

The safety and effectiveness of APO-OLMESARTAN HCTZ in children has not been established.
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Expand Renflexis PI 24 Mar 2017
 
Expand Brenzys PI 24 Mar 2017
 
Expand Atomoxetine Sandoz PI 22 Mar 2017
 
Expand APO-Olmesartan CMI 22 Mar 2017
 
APO-OLMESARTAN is used to treat high blood pressure which is sometimes called hypertension.
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps push blood all around your body. Your blood pressure changes at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) 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.

How it works

APO-OLMESARTAN belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin-II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. APO-OLMESARTAN blocks the action of angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps lower your blood pressure.
Your doctor may have prescribed APO-OLMESARTAN for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why APO-OLMESARTAN has been prescribed for you.
APO-OLMESARTAN is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

The safety and effectiveness of APO-OLMESARTAN in children aged less than 1 year has not been established.
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Expand APO-Olmesartan PI 22 Mar 2017
 
Expand APO-Aripiprazole PI 20 Mar 2017
 
Expand APO-Aripiprazole CMI 20 Mar 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Aripiprazole tablets. It contains the active ingredient aripiprazole.
It is used to treat schizophrenia.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children.
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Expand Rixubis PI 17 Mar 2017
 
Expand Rixubis CMI 17 Mar 2017
 
RIXUBIS, nonacog gamma (rch) is a coagulation factor IX product that is produced by recombinant technology. Mammalian cells, which have the DNA for human coagulation factor IX put in them, are grown in large amounts in cell culture laboratories. These cells make recombinant human factor IX, which is released into cell culture media and then very highly purified. The recombinant factor IX does not contain any human blood, preservatives, or added animal or human components.
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Expand Hyqvia CMI 17 Mar 2017
 
Your medicine is HYQVIA, a solution for subcutaneous infusion.
HYQVIA contains two solutions for infusion (drip) under the skin (subcutaneous infusion).
It is supplied as a package containing one vial of Normal Immunoglobulin Infusion 10% (Human) (the active substance) and one vial of Vorhyaluronidase alfa (a substance which helps the immunoglobulin reach your blood).
Normal Immunoglobulin Infusion 10% (Human) belongs to a class of medicines called "human normal immunoglobulins". Immunoglobulins are also known as antibodies and are found in healthy people's blood. Antibodies are part of the immune system (the body's natural defences) and help your body to fight infections. If you do not have enough antibodies you may not be able to fight off infections.
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Expand Toujeo CMI 16 Mar 2017
 
Toujeo contains the active substance insulin glargine.
Toujeo is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in adults with diabetes mellitus.
Toujeo is a modified insulin that is very similar to human insulin. It is a substitute for the insulin produced by the pancreas.
Toujeo is a long-acting insulin. Your doctor may tell you to use a rapid-acting insulin or oral anti-diabetic medication in combination with Toujeo.
Toujeo is not addictive.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Toujeo has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Onivyde CMI 15 Mar 2017
 
ONIVYDE is a nanoliposomal formulation of irinotecan which means that the active substance irinotecan is contained in tiny lipid (fatty) particles called nanoliposomes.
Irinotecan is an anticancer medicine that belongs to the group of 'topoisomerase inhibitors'. It blocks an enzyme called topoisomerase I, which is involved in the division of cell DNA. When the enzyme is blocked, the DNA strands break. This prevents the cancer cells from multiplying and growing, and they eventually die.
The nanoliposomes are expected to accumulate within the tumour and release the medicine slowly over time, thereby decreasing the rate at which the irinotecan is removed from the body and allowing it to act for longer duration.
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Expand Onivyde PI 13 Mar 2017
 
Expand Obizur PI 13 Mar 2017
 
Expand Obizur CMI 13 Mar 2017
 
OBIZUR, antihaemophilic factor (recombinant), porcine sequence is a recombinant DNA derived, antihaemophilic factor indicated for the treatment and prevention of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired haemophilia A (AHA).
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called antihaemophilic agent.
OBIZUR is a man-made clotting factor. It is similar to the naturally occurring protein in the body. OBIZUR works by increasing the amount of clotting factor VIII in the blood, which helps the blood to clot normally.
OBIZUR should only be used in adults.
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