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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Olmesarta/HCT Sandoz CMI 20 Jan 2017
 
Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz 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 Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz works

Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz 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. Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz blocks the action of angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps lower your blood pressure.
Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz 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 Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz has been prescribed for you.
Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz PI 20 Jan 2017
 
Expand Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Sandoz 50/500 CMI 20 Jan 2017
 
Calcipotriol / Betamethasone Sandoz ointment is an anti-psoriasis medicine. Calcipotriol / Betamethasone Sandoz ointment contains two active ingredients:
Calcipotriol (related to Vitamin D);
Betamethasone dipropionate (a corticosteroid).
Calcipotriol / Betamethasone Sandoz ointment is used only on skin affected by plaque-type psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which skin cells are overactive. The calcipotriol in Calcipotriol / Betamethasone Sandoz ointment treats the overactive skin cells. The betamethasone dipropionate relieves redness, swelling, itching and irritation of the skin.
Calcipotriol / Betamethasone Sandoz ointment is used in the type of psoriasis, where "plaques" form in the skin. Plaques are raised, rough, reddened areas covered with fine, dry silvery scales. Plaques are usually about one to two centimetres across.
Calcipotriol / Betamethasone Sandoz ointment is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Calcipotriol/Betamathasone Sandoz 50/500 PI 20 Jan 2017
 
Expand Folotyn CMI 18 Jan 2017
 
FOLOTYN solution for infusion contains pralatrexate. Pralatrexate is an anti-cancer (chemotherapy) medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called antifolates.
FOLOTYN is used to treat patients aged 18 years or older with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) after previous treatments have not worked or have stopped working.
PTCL is a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (a cancer of the lymphatic system). It occurs when T-cells, a type of white blood cell, multiply too quickly. PTCL may be found in the lymph nodes, skin, bone marrow, the liver, or spleen.
FOLOTYN works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
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.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Praluent CMI 17 Jan 2017
 
Praluent contains the active substance alirocumab.
Praluent is used in adults who cannot control their cholesterol levels by cholesterol lowering diet and exercise.
Praluent can be used with other lipid lowering medicines such as statins or ezetimibe, to treat high cholesterol and lipid disorders. When a statin cannot be used or does not work well, Praluent can be used together with other cholesterol lowering medicines.
Praluent should be used along with cholesterol lowering diet and exercise as recommended by your doctor.
Praluent reduces 'bad' cholesterol (low density lipoprotein (LDL)), and other lipids such as non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL), apolipoprotein B, triglycerides and lipoprotein (a). Praluent also helps to increase 'good' cholesterol (HDL).

How it works

Praluent is an injectable medicine and belongs to a group of medicines called monoclonal antibodies. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that specifically identify and attach to other proteins in the body. Praluent recognises and attaches to a protein called PCSK9.
PCSK9 lowers the level of a receptor called LDL-R, which is needed to remove 'bad' cholesterol.
Praluent blocks the PCSK9 protein, thereby increasing the LDL-R receptors that are available to remove 'bad' cholesterol. This results in lower levels of 'bad' cholesterol.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Praluent for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Praluent PI 16 Jan 2017
 
Expand Folotyn PI 13 Jan 2017
 
Expand Blooms The Chemist Irbesartan CMI 12 Jan 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Blooms The Chemist Irbesartan. It contains the active ingredient irbesartan.
It is used to treat:
high blood pressure
kidney disease in patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
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

Irbesartan 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. Irbesartan blocks angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps to lower your blood pressure.
Irbesartan slows the decrease of kidney function in patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
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 Blooms The Chemist Irbesartan PI 12 Jan 2017
 
Expand Blooms The Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ CMI 12 Jan 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Blooms The Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ. It contains the active ingredient irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
It is used to treat high blood pressure, which doctors call 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) which means your blood pressure stays high, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regularly basis.
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

Blooms The Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ contains irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Both medicines reduce blood pressure in different ways.
Irbesartan 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. Irbesartan blocks angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps to lower your blood pressure.
Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to the class of medicines known as diuretics. Diuretics cause an increase in the volume of urine. They also help with lowering blood pressure particularly when combined with other blood pressure reducing medicines.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be given to a child.
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Expand Blooms The Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ PI 12 Jan 2017
 
Expand Ramipril Sandoz 10mg tablets PI 11 Jan 2017
 
Expand Blooms the Chemist Metformin XR PI 11 Jan 2017
 
Expand Blooms the Chemist Metformin XR CMI 11 Jan 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Blooms the Chemist Metformin XR 500 or Metformin XR 1000. It contains the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride.
Metformin is used control blood glucose (sugar) in people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, especially in those who are overweight. It is used when diet and exercise are not enough to control high levels of blood glucose.
Metformin XR can be used alone, or in combination with other medicines for treating diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is also called Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) or Maturity Onset Diabetes.
Insulin is a hormone that enables body tissues to take up glucose from the blood and to use it for energy or fat storage for future use.
People with Type 2 diabetes are unable to make enough insulin or their body does not respond properly to the insulin it does make. This causes a build-up of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia), which can lead to serious medical problems.
Long-term hyperglycaemia can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney damage, poor blood circulation and gangrene.
Signs of hyperglycaemia may include:
tiredness or lack of energy
headache
thirst
passing large amounts of urine
blurred vision.
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

Metformin belongs to a group of medicines called biguanides. It lowers high blood glucose levels by:
improving your body's sensitivity to insulin and restoring the way it normally uses glucose
reducing the amount of glucose your liver makes
delaying the amount of glucose your intestine absorbs.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

This medicine should not be used in children since safety and effectiveness in this age group has not been established.
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Expand Itracap PI 11 Jan 2017
 
Expand Kyprolis CMI 10 Jan 2017
 
Kyprolis is a type of medicine used to treat patients with multiple myeloma (cancer of blood cells).
Kyprolis will be given to you in combination with other medicines that are also used to treat multiple myeloma.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Tazopip CMI 10 Jan 2017
 
TAZOPIP contains the active ingredients piperacillin and tazobactam. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics called penicillins. It works by killing bacteria.
Piperacillin is an antibiotic that kills many types of bacteria. Tazobactam belongs in the penicillin group but does not have activity against bacteria. It helps piperacillin to overcome bacteria which have become resistant to piperacillin.
This medicine is active against bacteria which cause serious infections such as: -
Chest infections
Urine infections
Stomach infections
Skin infections
Gynaecological infections
Septicaemia (blood poisoning).
TAZOPIP is also used to treat many other infections.
In hospitalised children aged 2 to 12 years, TAZOPIP is used to treat serious infections in the abdomen.
TAZOPIP is not recommended to treat abdominal infections in children under 2 years.
TAZOPIP will not work against infections caused by viruses such as cold or flu.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
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Expand Tevaripiprazole CMI 09 Jan 2017
 
Tevaripiprazole is a trade name (manufacturer's name) for the medicine aripiprazole (Ari-pip-rah-zol).
Aripiprazole belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotic agents which improve the symptoms of certain types of mental illness.
Tevaripiprazole is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour.
Your doctor may have prescribed aripiprazole for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why aripiprazole has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that aripiprazole is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Aripiprazole is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18, as safety and efficacy have not been established in this age group.
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Expand Nocdurna CMI 09 Jan 2017
 
NOCDURNA contains the active ingredient desmopressin (as desmopressin acetate). Desmopressin is a synthetic version of vasopressin, a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain.
Like vasopressin, NOCDURNA works in the kidney as an antidiuretic, which reduces the amount of urine that is produced. NOCDURNA is used to treat adults who need to get up to urinate at night (nocturia) at least two or more times, regardless of lifestyle changes (e.g. before bedtime drink only enough to satisfy thirst; and avoid alcohol and caffeine-containing beverages).
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.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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