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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Brimica Genuair inhaler CMI 16 Apr 2018
 
BRIMICA GENUAIR 340/12 contains two different medicines called aclidinium bromide and formoterol (eformoterol) fumarate dihydrate.
Both belong to a group of medicines known as bronchodilators. Bronchodilators relax airways and help keep bronchioles open.
BRIMICA GENUAIR 340/12 is a dry powder inhaler that uses your breath to deliver the medicine directly into your lungs. This makes it easier for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to breathe.
BRIMICA GENUAIR 340/12 is used to help open the airways and relieve symptoms of COPD, a serious long-term lung disease characterised by breathing difficulties. Regular use of BRIMICA GENUAIR 340/12 can help you when you have ongoing shortness of breath related to your disease and will help you to minimise the effects of the disease on your everyday life.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why BRIMICA GENUAIR 340/12 has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
It is not addictive.
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Expand Bretaris Genuair inhaler CMI 16 Apr 2018
 
The active ingredient of BRETARIS GENUAIR is aclidinium bromide, which belongs to a group of medicines called bronchodilators. Bronchodilators relax airways and help keep bronchioles open.
BRETARIS GENUAIR is a dry powder inhaler that uses your breath to deliver the medicine directly into your lungs. This makes it easier for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to breathe.
BRETARIS GENUAIR is indicated to help open the airways and relieve symptoms of COPD, a serious, long-term lung disease characterised by breathing difficulties. Regular use of BRETARIS GENUAIR can help you when you have ongoing shortness of breath related to your disease and will help you to minimise the effects of the disease on your everyday life.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why BRETARIS GENUAIR has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
It is not addictive.
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Expand Prolistat PI 16 Apr 2018
 
Expand Fasenra CMI 05 Apr 2018
 
Fasenra is used to treat a type of asthma - eosinophilic asthma - which is where patients have too many eosinophils in the blood and lungs. Fasenra is used together with other medicines you take regularly to treat your asthma (inhaled corticosteroids plus other asthma medicines - for example a daily "preventer" puffer/inhaler).
Fasenra contains the substance benralizumab, a humanised monoclonal antibody. Benralizumab works by binding to a specific receptor on the eosinophil called the interleukin-5 (IL-5) receptor. By binding to this receptor Fasenra reduces the number of eosinophils in your blood and lungs. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that may make your asthma worse by causing inflammation in the lungs.
If you are already using other asthma medicines (such as your daily "preventer" puffer/inhaler) but your asthma is not well controlled by these medicines, then Fasenra may help to reduce the number of asthma attacks (exacerbations) and may also make it easier for you to breathe normally. If you are taking medicines called oral corticosteroids (eg prednisolone) Fasenra may also help reduce the oral corticosteroid dosage you need to take each day to control your asthma.
You must not stop taking or reduce the dose of your other asthma medicines unless your doctor advises you to.
Fasenra does not treat acute asthma symptoms such as a sudden asthma attack. You will still need your "reliever" puffer/inhaler.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Fasenra for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 12 years.
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Expand APO-Acamprosate CMI 04 Apr 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Acamprosate Enteric Coated Tablets. It contains the active ingredient acamprosate calcium.
It is used to treat alcohol dependence. It helps people who are dependent on alcohol to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages.
Alcohol dependence is an illness that can and should be treated. Drinking too much alcohol may harm your health and cause physical, psychological and social problems. If this happens to you, your doctor may advise you to stop drinking alcohol altogether.
If you drink too much alcohol, your body and nervous system adapt to its effects. When you suddenly stop drinking, you may experience some unpleasant symptoms (known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome or the "shakes"), which can last up to 2 weeks.
During alcohol withdrawal, you may feel shaky, have an upset stomach, a fast heart beat and high blood pressure. You may also feel anxious, down, or be in a bad mood.
Sometimes, you may see things that are not there, or suffer from a headache or not be able to sleep.
If these symptoms are severe, you may need observation in hospital.
After going through this difficult period, your doctor will encourage you to live without alcohol through counselling. Acamprosate, in combination with counselling from a general practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, or a drug and alcohol counsellor, will help you to stop yourself from starting to drink again.
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.

How it works

This medicine works by acting on certain chemical changes that have taken place in your brain over the time that you have been drinking alcohol.
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 APO-Acamprosate PI 04 Apr 2018
 
Expand Vaniqa cream CMI 04 Apr 2018
 
VANIQA is used to delay the regrowth of unwanted facial hair in women.
VANIQA interferes with an enzyme found in the hair follicle of the skin needed for hair growth. This results in slower hair growth and shorter or fewer hairs where VANIQA is applied.
VANIQA does not permanently remove hair or "cure" unwanted facial hair. It is not a depilatory. Your treatment program should include continuation of any hair removal techniques you are currently using. VANIQA will help you manage your condition.
Reduction of hair growth occurs gradually. Don't be discouraged if you see no immediate improvement. Improvement may be seen as early as after 4 to 8 weeks of treatment. Improvement may take longer in some people. If no improvement is seen after 6 months of use, stop using VANIQA. Clinical studies show that in about 8 weeks after stopping treatment with VANIQA, the hair will return to the same condition as before beginning treatment.
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Expand Movox CMI 04 Apr 2018
 
MOVOX belongs to a family of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and is used for treatment of the conditions listed below, or your doctor may prescribe MOVOX for another reason.
Depression
MOVOX is used to treat depression in adults only. It is not recommended for treatment of this condition in children and adolescents as the safety and effectiveness of this medicine, when used for depression in this age group, have not been established.
Depression is longer lasting and/or more severe than the "low moods" everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It can affect 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 for no reason.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
MOVOX is also used to treat a condition known as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults and children eight years of age or older.
People with OCD can have two types of symptoms - obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted repeated thoughts or feelings, which are ongoing. Compulsions are the need to repeat actions over and over. The symptoms of OCD can vary from patient to patient.
Both of these conditions are thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. MOVOX corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression and OCD.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why MOVOX has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
MOVOX is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Solaraze gel CMI 03 Apr 2018
 
Your medicine is used to treat the skin condition known as actinic or solar keratosis.
It contains the active ingredient diclofenac sodium. Diclofenac sodium belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
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.
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Expand Priligy tablets CMI 03 Apr 2018
 
PRILIGY is a treatment for premature ejaculation (PE) in men 18 to 64 years old who have all of the following :
ejaculation in less than 2 minutes following penetration, on most occasions, with little stimulation and before the man wishes to; and
marked personal distress and interpersonal difficulty as a result of premature ejaculation (premature ejaculation troubles the man and his partner); and
poor control over ejaculation.
PRILIGY, containing the active ingredient dapoxetine, is a type of drug called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and belongs to a group of drugs known as other urologicals. PRILIGY increases your time to ejaculation and can improve your control over ejaculation and reduce your distress over how fast you ejaculate. This may improve your satisfaction with sexual intercourse.
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.
WARNING: PRILIGY can make you faint or make you feel dizzy or light-headed when you stand up (see While you are taking PRILIGY and Side Effects).
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Expand Adenuric tablets CMI 03 Apr 2018
 
ADENURIC is used in the treatment of long-standing high uric acid levels in the blood.
High levels of uric acid in the blood lead to development of crystals which deposit in the joints causing pain, swelling and tenderness. This is known as a condition called gout.
ADENURIC contains the active ingredient febuxostat.
It works by reducing the formation and accumulation of uric acid in the blood to reduce crystal formation. ADENURIC is used to prevent gout, but is not used to treat acute attacks of gout (also called flares).
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.
It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children under the age of 18 years.
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Expand APO-Gabapentin tablets CMI 03 Apr 2018
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Gabapentin Tablet. It contains the active ingredient, gabapentin.
It is used to:
control epilepsy, a condition that causes repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe
treat neuropathic pain (pain due to nerves being damaged or affected).
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.

How it works

Gabapentin belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants.
It is thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves to help control seizures or neuropathic pain.
This medicine helps to relieve pain.
Your doctor may prescribe gabapentin in addition to your current treatment when your current treatment is no longer working as well.
There is evidence that this medicine can lead to dependence.

Use in children

Gabapentin is not recommended for use in children under the age of:
3 years to control epilepsy
18 years for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
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Expand APO-Gabapentin tablets PI 03 Apr 2018
 
Expand Minims Pilocarpine Nitrate CMI 29 Mar 2018
 
Minims Pilocarpine is commonly used at the end of an eye examination to return the size of the pupil back to normal.
It is also used to lower raised pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of fluid in the eye may be high. However, some people with glaucoma may have normal eye pressure.
Glaucoma is usually caused by a build up of the fluid which flows through the eye. This build up occurs because the fluid drains out of your eye more slowly than it is being pumped in. Since new fluid
continues to enter the eye, joining the fluid already there, the pressure continues to rise. This raised pressure may damage the back of the eye resulting in gradual loss of sight. Damage can progress so slowly that the person is not aware of this gradual loss of sight. Sometimes even normal eye pressure is associated with damage to the back of the eye.
There are usually no symptoms of glaucoma. The only way of knowing that you have glaucoma is to have your eye pressure, optic nerve and visual field checked by an eye specialist or optometrist. If glaucoma is not treated it can lead to serious problems, including total blindness. In fact, untreated glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness.
Although Minims Pilocarpine helps control your glaucoma it does not cure it.
For more information about glaucoma, contact the Glaucoma Foundation of Australia on 1800 500 880.
Minims Pilocarpine is used, either alone or in combination with other eye drops/medicines, to lower raised pressure within your eye(s).
Minims Pilocarpine lowers the pressure in the eye(s) by allowing more fluid to flow out from within your eye(s).
It belongs to a family of medicines called parasympathomimetics.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand Minims Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate CMI 28 Mar 2018
 
Minims Prednisolone Eye Drops belongs to a class of medicines called corticosteroids. It is used to treat inflammation of the eye(s) that is not caused by an infection.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand Minims Tropicamide CMI 28 Mar 2018
 
Minims Tropicamide belongs to a class of medicines called antimuscarinic agents. It is used to enlarge the pupil of the eye and to temporarily paralyse the lens so that your doctor can examine your eye. It is usually used at the beginning of an eye examination.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand Minims Phenylephrine Hydrochloride CMI 28 Mar 2018
 
Minims Phenylephrine Eye Drops belongs to a class of medicines called sympathomimetic agents. It is used to dilate (enlarge) the pupil of the
eye so that your doctor can examine your eye(s). It is usually used at the beginning of an eye examination.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand Minims Oxybuprocaine Hydrochloride CMI 28 Mar 2018
 
Minims Oxybuprocaine belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
It is used to numb or block the feeling of pain in your eye(s) during short-term medical procedures. These procedures may include, measuring the pressure in your eye, inserting contact lenses, removing foreign bodies from your eye(s) and other minor operations on your eye(s).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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Expand Minims Atropine Sulphate CMI 28 Mar 2018
 
Minims Atropine Eye Drops belongs to a class of medicines called antimuscarinic agents. It is used to dilate (enlarge) the pupil of the eye and to temporarily paralyse the lens so that your doctor can examine your eye(s). It is usually used at the beginning of an eye examination.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed to you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
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