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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Staquis CMI 12 Aug 2019
 
STAQUIS contains the active substance crisaborole. It is an ointment used on the skin (topical) to treat mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children 2 years of age and older.
Do not use STAQUIS for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
STAQUIS is not currently recommended for use in children under 2 years of age as it has not been tested in children under 2 years.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors.
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.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand Ferriprox Tablets 1000 CMI 01 Aug 2019
 
Ferriprox contains the active ingredient deferiprone and is used for the treatment of iron overload in patients with thalassaemia major who are unable to take desferrioxamine or in whom desferrioxamine therapy has proven ineffective.
Ferriprox is a medicine that removes iron from the body.
In a disease such as thalassaemia major, there is accumulation of iron in the body in those patients who are dependent on blood transfusions. If not removed, the iron levels can reach a serious level in the body as a result of the accumulation. By removing the excess iron from the body, Ferriprox can reduce the serious effects of iron overload.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Ferriprox has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another use.
Ferriprox is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Olmesartan/Amlodipine APOTEX PI 30 Jul 2019
 
Expand Emgality CMI 26 Jul 2019
 
EMGALITY is used to prevent migraine in adult patients.
Migraine is a disease affecting the nervous system where patients suffer with repeated headaches, often only affecting one side of the head. The headaches are commonly associated with feeling nauseous, or actually vomiting, and patients can also be very sensitive to light and sound.
The active ingredient in EMGALITY is galcanezumab. Galcanezumab belongs to a group of preventative medicines that stop the activity of a naturally occurring substance in the body called calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP). Increased levels of CGRP have been associated with migraine.
EMGALITY has been shown to improve quality of life by significantly reducing the frequency of migraine headache, with an onset of effect as early as one week after starting treatment.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why EMGALITY has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
EMGALITY is available only with a doctor's prescription.
.EMGALITY could have a minor effect on your ability to drive and use machines. Some patients have had vertigo whilst using EMGALITY.
EMGALITY has not been studied in patients under 18 years of age.
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Expand Arnuity Ellipta PI 26 Jul 2019
 
Expand Arnuity Ellipta CMI 26 Jul 2019
 
ARNUITY ELLIPTA is used to treat asthma in patients 5 years and over.
To use ARNUITY ELLIPTA, you breathe it into your lungs through your mouth using the ELLIPTA inhaler.
Asthma is when the muscles surrounding the smaller airways become tight (bronchoconstriction), swollen and irritated (inflammation). Symptoms come and go and include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and cough.
ARNUITY ELLIPTA contains the active ingredient fluticasone furoate.
Fluticasone furoate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, often simply called steroids. Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation. They reduce the swelling and irritation in the small air passages in the lungs and so ease breathing problems. Corticosteroids also help to prevent attacks of asthma.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
ARNUITY ELLIPTA should not be used in children under the age of 5 years.
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Expand Emgality PI 26 Jul 2019
 
Expand Skyrizi PI 18 Jul 2019
 
Expand Skyrizi CMI 18 Jul 2019
 
SKYRIZI is used to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, an inflammatory condition affecting the skin and nails.
SKYRIZI contains the active ingredient risankizumab, which is a type of protein called a monoclonal antibody. It works by stopping a protein in the body called IL-23 which causes inflammation. SKYRIZI reduces the inflammation which improves skin clearance and the appearance of the nails. It also reduces symptoms of psoriasis such as burning, itching, pain, redness and scaling.
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 expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand Ogivri CMI 15 Jul 2019
 
OGIVRI contains an active ingredient called trastuzumab.
OGIVRI belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-neoplastic (or anti-cancer) agents. There are many different classes of antineoplastic agents. OGIVRI belongs to a class called monoclonal antibodies
Monoclonal antibodies are proteins made in a laboratory. These proteins are designed to recognise and bind to other unique proteins in the body.
OGIVRI binds selectively to a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2).
HER2 is found in large amounts on the surface of some cancer cells.
When OGIVRI binds to HER2 it stops the growth and spread of the cancer cells.
OGIVRI is used to treat breast and gastric cancer. It is only used in patients whose tumor has tested positive to HER2.
OGIVRI may be used alone or with other medicines that treat breast cancer, such as an aromatase inhibitor (hormone receptor positive breast cancer) or a taxane (e.g. paclitaxel or docetaxel).
For the treatment of gastric cancer OGIVRI is used with chemotherapy medicines cisplatin and capecitabine (or 5FU).
For further information about the other medicines you are receiving with OGIVRI, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflet.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions why OGIVRI has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
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Expand Ogivri PI 12 Jul 2019
 
Expand APO-Chloramphenicol PI 08 Jul 2019
 
Expand Fenofibrate Mylan PI 05 Jul 2019
 
Expand Fenofibrate Mylan CMI 05 Jul 2019
 
Fenofibrate Mylan is used to help regulate cholesterol and triglycerides which are fat-like substances in the blood.
Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver. If your body does not balance the amount of cholesterol it needs with the amount of cholesterol eaten, then your cholesterol becomes too high.
High cholesterol is more likely to occur with certain diseases or if you have a family history of high cholesterol.
When you have high levels of cholesterol it may 'stick' to the inside of your blood vessels instead of being carried to the parts of the body where it is needed.
Over time, this can form hard areas (called plaque) on the walls of your blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow. This blocking of your blood vessels can lead to heart disease (such as heart attack and angina), and stroke.
Cholesterol is carried through the body by different proteins, LDL and HDL. LDL cholesterol is the 'bad' cholesterol that can block your blood vessels. HDL cholesterol is the 'good' cholesterol that is thought to remove the 'bad' cholesterol from the blood vessels.
In most patients, Fenofibrate Mylan reduces the bad cholesterol and can actually raise the good cholesterol.
Fenofibrate Mylan does not reduce the cholesterol that comes from fat in food.
Therefore, when you are taking Fenofibrate Mylan, you also need to follow a low-fat diet and other measures, such as exercise and weight control.

How Fenofibrate Mylan works

Fenofibrate Mylan works through the activation of a cell nuclear receptor called PPARα, which reduces the amount of triglycerides and bad cholesterol made in the body and increases the good cholesterol.
Fenofibrate Mylan belongs to a group of medicines known as fibric acid derivatives.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Abisart PI 25 Jun 2019
 
Expand BTC Lercanidipine CMI 06 Jun 2019
 
The name of your medicine is BTC Lercanidipine, which is also known as lercanidipine. lercanidipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers (of the dihydropyridine group).
lercanidipine lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension. It works by relaxing some of the blood vessels in the body and reducing resistance to the flow of blood through the blood vessels.
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, 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. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. Lercanidipine helps lower your blood pressure.
Lercanidipine cannot be obtained without a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that lercanidipine is addictive.
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Expand BTC Lercanidipine PI 06 Jun 2019
 
Expand Lercanidipine APOTEX CMI 06 Jun 2019
 
The name of your medicine is Lercanidipine APOTEX, which is also known as lercanidipine. Lercanidipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers (of the dihydropyridine group).
Lercanidipine lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension. It works by relaxing some of the blood vessels in the body and reducing resistance to the flow of blood through the blood vessels.
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, 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. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. Lercanidipine helps lower your blood pressure.
Lercanidipine cannot be obtained without a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that lercanidipine is addictive.
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Expand Lercanidipine APOTEX PI 06 Jun 2019