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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Latuda CMI 20 Aug 2019
 
LATUDA is used to treat adults and adolescents (aged 13 years or over) with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour.
Your doctor may have prescribed LATUDA for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why LATUDA has been prescribed for you.
LATUDA belongs to a group of medicines called atypical antipsychotics. It helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, which may cause mental illness.
There is no evidence that LATUDA is addictive or habit forming.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
LATUDA is not recommended for use in children or adolescents under 13 years of age, as safety and effectiveness have not been established in this age group.
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Expand Revlimid CMI 20 Aug 2019
 
Revlimid contains an active substance called lenalidomide. Revlimid belongs to a group of medicines called immunomodulating agents that work by acting on the cells involved in the body's immune system. The immune system is part of the body's defence which helps to fight illness and infection.

Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of the bone marrow.
Revlimid is used to treat patients with Multiple Myeloma.

Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Revlimid is also used to treat patients who have conditions called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) in whom the bone marrow does not produce enough mature blood cells. This causes a lack of healthy blood cells in the body. There are different types of MDS.
Revlimid is approved to treat a type of MDS where part of chromosome 5 is missing. This type of MDS is known as deletion 5q MDS (or 5q minus). Patients with this type of MDS often have low red blood cell counts that require treatment with blood transfusions. It is hoped that the use of Revlimid will reduce the need for blood transfusions.

Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Revlimid is used to treat adult patients who have been diagnosed with and previously treated for Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL). MCL is a cancer of the lymph tissue (part of the immune system), affecting a type of white blood cell called 'B-lymphocytes'. MCL is a disease where B-cells grow in an uncontrolled way and accumulate in the lymph tissue, bone marrow or blood.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about how Revlimid works, or why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
Revlimid will only be prescribed to you by a doctor who has experience in medicines to treat cancers of the blood.
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Expand Revlimid PI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Feiba-NF PI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Zeldox CMI 20 Aug 2019
 

What Zeldox is for

Zeldox is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Your doctor may have prescribed Zeldox for another reason.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about Zeldox or why Zeldox has been prescribed for you.
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a mental illness. It varies from person to person, but can involve:
hallucinations: the person sees, hears, feels, smells or tastes something that is not actually there; most commonly a person may hear voices
delusions: a delusion is a false belief held by a person which is not held by others of the same cultural background
disturbed or disorganised thinking
poor memory and concentration
loss of emotion and expression
loss of motivation and energy
difficulty interacting with others, leading to social isolation.
Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness where a person cycles through:
'manic' phases - with symptoms such as over-activity, irritability/elation and limited need for sleep
'depressive' phases - with symptoms such as depressed mood, anxiety, difficulty making decisions, concentrating and hopelessness.

How Zeldox works

Zeldox belongs to a group of medicines called atypical antipsychotics/neuroleptics. It contains the ingredient ziprasidone.
Schizophrenia
Researchers do not know exactly what causes schizophrenia, but they do know that many people with it have high levels of some brain chemicals - including dopamine and serotonin.
Zeldox is thought to work by helping to correct the imbalance of these chemicals, in turn, reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia. Research has found Zeldox can help reduce:
hallucinations
delusions
confused thoughts
social withdrawal
lack of motivation.
Zeldox does not cure schizophrenia, but it can help manage the symptoms and help prevent further episodes.
Taking antipsychotic/neuroleptic medicines like Zeldox can also allow you to try psychological therapies when recommended by your doctor. These may further help you manage your schizophrenia.
Bipolar disorder
Research has shown that there is a chemical imbalance in the brain in patients with bipolar disorder.
Zeldox does not cure bipolar disorder. It is used as a short-term treatment for the manic phases. Zeldox is not used to treat the depressive phases of bipolar disorder.
Controlling the manic phase of bipolar disorder with medicine can also allow you to try psychological therapies when recommended by your doctor.

Taking Zeldox

Zeldox is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Zeldox is not recommended for the treatment of elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis.
Zeldox should be used with caution in elderly patients with risk factors for stroke.
Zeldox is also not recommended for children under 18 years of age as there is not enough information on the effects of Zeldox in this group.
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Expand Zeldox IM PI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Zeldox IM CMI 20 Aug 2019
 

What Zeldox IM is for

Zeldox IM is used to treat severe agitation or aggression in people with schizophrenia or similar illnesses.
Your doctor may have prescribed Zeldox IM for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Zeldox IM has been prescribed for you.
After you have been given Zeldox IM, your symptoms should get better. Your doctor may then switch you to Zeldox capsules or another oral medicine to help manage your symptoms in the long term.

How Zeldox IM works

Zeldox IM belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It contains the ingredient ziprasidone.
Ziprasidone is thought to work by correcting the imbalance of some chemicals in the brain. This, in turn, reduces the agitation or aggression caused by the illness.

Using Zeldox IM

Zeldox IM is an injection. It is available only in a hospital with a doctor's prescription.
Only a doctor or nurse can give the injection.
Zeldox IM is not recommended for the treatment of elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis.
Zeldox IM is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age. There is not enough information on its effects in this age group.
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Expand Zeldox PI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Temodal PI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Temodal CMI 20 Aug 2019
 
TEMODAL is used to treat patients with brain tumours. TEMODAL is also used to treat adult patients with advanced metastatic malignant melanoma.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe TEMODAL for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why TEMODAL has been prescribed for you.
TEMODAL belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxic or chemotherapy medicines.
TEMODAL works by killing cancer cells and stopping cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.

Use in children

Temodal capsules are used to treat children 3 years and older, with specific forms of brain tumour (glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma, showing recurrence or progression after standard therapy).
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Expand Lamivudine + Zidovudine Alphapharm PI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Lamivudine + Zidovudine Alphapharm CMI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Duride PI 20 Aug 2019
 
Expand Duride CMI 20 Aug 2019
 
DURIDE is used to prevent angina.
Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or neck and sometimes to the shoulders and back. This may be caused by too little blood and oxygen getting to your heart. The pain of angina is usually brought on by exercise or stress.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called nitrates. These medicines work by widening blood vessels, letting more blood and oxygen reach the heart.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children.
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Expand APO-Metoclopramide CMI 19 Aug 2019
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Metoclopramide. It contains the active ingredient metoclopramide hydrochloride monohydrate.
Metoclopramide works by blocking the action of a chemical in the brain which causes nausea and vomiting. It also acts in the stomach and upper intestine to increase muscle contractions.
In adults over 20 years old metoclopramide is used:
to treat nausea and vomiting caused by infectious diseases, kidney disease, child birth, other medications, cancer, or following surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment
to activate stomach contractions in conditions where there is a need to encourage normal passage of food through the stomach and intestines
with X-rays to help diagnose problems of the stomach and/or intestines
to help with passing tubes into the intestine.
In young adults between 15 to 20 years old this medicine is used when other therapies haven't worked to:
treat severe vomiting of known cause or following chemotherapy or radiation treatment
help with passing tubes into the intestine.
These tablets should not be used for children under 15 years of age.
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.
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Expand APO-Metoclopramide PI 19 Aug 2019
 
Expand Spiriva Respimat PI 19 Aug 2019
 
Expand Ilevro PI 19 Aug 2019
 
Expand Resotrans CMI 16 Aug 2019
 
RESOTRANS tablets are used for the treatment of long-standing constipation in adults in whom conventional medicines used to treat constipation (laxatives) fail to provide adequate relief.
RESOTRANS is not used to treat constipation due to other medical conditions including disorders which involve the over-production or under-production of hormones from the endocrine gland, disorders that involve an alteration in normal metabolism, disorders of the nervous system and constipation due to use of medicines including opioid medicines such as codeine, oxycodone and morphine.
RESOTRANS contains the active ingredient prucalopride succinate. It acts on the muscle wall of the gut, helping to restore the normal functioning of the bowel.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Clozaril PI 16 Aug 2019