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Product name Product type Date released
Expand NortriTABS PI 27 Jun 2017
 
Expand NortriTABS CMI 27 Jun 2017
 
NortriTABS is used to treat depression.
There are many different types of medicines used to treat depression. NortriTABS belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). TCAs are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals called amines, which are involved in controlling mood.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children or adolescents under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Hysoderm Cream CMI 27 Jun 2017
 
Hysoderm cream contains the active ingredient hydrocortisone acetate. This is a type of cortisone and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids.
Hysoderm cream is a topical therapy for non-infected inflammatory conditions of the skin.
Hysoderm cream is used on the skin to relieve the redness, swelling, itching and discomfort of skin problems such as:
itching and rashes due to eczema or dermatitis
rashes due to soap, detergent, cosmetics or jewellery
insect bites
itching anal and genital areas not due to infection
sunburn.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about why Hysoderm cream has been recommended or prescribed for you.
Your pharmacist or doctor may have recommended Hysoderm cream for another reason.
Hysoderm cream is only available from your pharmacist.
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Expand Dilaudid and Dilaudid-HP injections presentations PI 26 Jun 2017
 
Expand Hysoderm Cream PI 21 Jun 2017
 
Expand Lomide PI 20 Jun 2017
 
Expand Dilaudid oral presentations CMI 16 Jun 2017
 
DILAUDID tablets and oral liquid contain hydromorphone hydrochloride. Hydromorphone belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics.
DILAUDID tablets or oral liquid are taken to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Opioid analgesics have been used to treat pain for many years. 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.
As with all strong painkillers, your body may become used to you taking hydromorphone. Taking it may result in physical dependence. Physical dependence means that you may experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking hydromorphone suddenly, so it is important to take it exactly as directed by your doctor.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Lonsurf CMI 16 Jun 2017
 
LONSURF is a medicine used to treat cancer by slowing down the growth and spread of cancer cells.
LONSURF is used to treat adults with colon or rectal cancer - sometimes called 'colorectal' cancer.
It is used when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
It is used when other treatments have not worked - or when other treatments are not suitable for you.
LONSURF is a type of cancer chemotherapy which belongs to a group of medicines called 'cytostatic antimetabolite medicines'.
LONSURF contains two different active substances trifluridine and tipiracil
Trifluridine stops the growth of cancer cells.
Tipiracil stops the trifluridine from being broken down by the body, helping trifluridine to work longer.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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.
There is no evidence that LONSURF is addictive.
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Expand Lonsurf PI 16 Jun 2017
 
Expand Bosentan APOTEX CMI 15 Jun 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Bosentan APOTEX tablets. It contains the active ingredient bosentan (as monohydrate).
It is used to treat high blood pressure in the blood vessels between the heart and the lungs. This condition is called pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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

Bosentan acts to reduce abnormally high blood pressure by widening the blood vessels between the heart and lungs. It belongs to the class of medicines known as endothelin antagonists.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

There is limited experience with the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand Bosentan APOTEX PI 15 Jun 2017
 
Expand Alprim CMI 15 Jun 2017
 
Alprim is used to treat infections of the urinary tract caused by bacteria.
Alprim belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing your infection.
Use Alprim only as directed and consult a health care professional if pain or symptoms persist.
Alprim will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Alprim has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Alprim for another reason.
Alprim is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Alprim is not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age, as the safety and effectiveness of Alprim in this age group has not been established.
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Expand Monace CMI 15 Jun 2017
 
Monace is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) or heart failure. Both of these are long term (chronic) diseases so it is important that you continue to take your Monace tablets every day.
High blood pressure (hypertension)
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, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Heart Failure
Heart failure means that the heart muscle is weak and cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops. Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. Some patients may wake up short of breath at night. Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet.
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Expand Codapane Forte 500/30 CMI 13 Jun 2017
 
Codapane Forte 500/30 is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and fever.
Codapane Forte 500/30 contains paracetamol and codeine. Paracetamol and codeine work together to stop the pain messages from getting through to the brain. Paracetamol also acts in the brain to reduce fever.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another use.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why the medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Azithromycin Mylan PI 08 Jun 2017
 
Expand Rexulti PI 01 Jun 2017
 
Expand Rexulti CMI 01 Jun 2017
 
REXULTI is used to treat adults with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness characterised by symptoms such as:
hallucinations; hearing, seeing or sensing things that are not there
suspiciousness, mistaken beliefs
incoherent speech and behaviour, emotional flatness.
People with this condition may also feel depressed, guilty, anxious, or tense.
The cause of schizophrenia is not understood but medicines like REXULTI and other similar medicines help to control the symptoms of the disorder by their actions in the brain.
REXULTI belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotic agents.
Although REXULTI cannot cure schizophrenia, it can help to keep the symptoms under control and reduce the risk of relapse as you continue treatment.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
REXULTI is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that REXULTI is addictive.
REXULTI should not be given to children and adolescents under 18 years of age as safety and efficacy have not been established in this age group.
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Expand Kanuma CMI 01 Jun 2017
 
KANUMA is a medicine containing the active substance; sebelipase alfa rce. Sebelipase alfa rce is similar to the naturally occurring enzyme lysosomal acid lipase (LAL), which the body uses to breakdown fats.
KANUMA is used to treat patients of all ages with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D).

How it works

KANUMA is an enzyme replacement therapy. This means that it replaces the missing or defective LAL enzyme in patients with LAL-D. KANUMA works by lowering the buildup of fat that causes medical complications, including impaired growth, digestive problems, liver damage, including liver failure and heart complications. It also improves blood levels of fats, including reducing elevated LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.
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.
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Expand Kanuma PI 29 May 2017
 
Expand APO-Fentanyl PI 12 May 2017