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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Hysoderm Cream PI 18 Apr 2019
 
Expand Hysoderm Cream CMI 18 Apr 2019
 
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 Dexamethasone Mylan PI 18 Apr 2019
 
Expand Dexamethasone Mylan CMI 18 Apr 2019
 
Expand Zinforo CMI 18 Apr 2019
 
Zinforo is an antibiotic used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria (germs), such as:
infections of the skin and tissue below the skin
infection of the lungs (pneumonia).
Zinforo will not work against fungal or viral infections (such as colds or the flu).
Zinforo belongs to a group of antibiotics called cephalosporins. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that are causing the infection.
Zinforo is given by injection and is mostly given in hospital. Some patients may also be given Zinforo in "hospital in the home". It is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Ask your/your child’s doctor if you/your child have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed.
The doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
The side effects of this medicine may affect the ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
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Expand Lucrin 5mg/mL Injection PI 18 Apr 2019
 
Expand Imbruvica CMI 18 Apr 2019
 
IMBRUVICA is an anticancer medicine that contains the active substance ibrutinib.
IMBRUVICA is used to treat the following blood cancers in adults:
Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL), a type of cancer affecting the lymph nodes;
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL), including Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL), a type of cancer affecting a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes that also involve the lymph nodes.
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), a very rare cancer affecting the lymphocytes
IMBRUVICA works by blocking a protein in the body that helps cancer cells live and grow. This protein is called Bruton's tyrosine kinase. By blocking this protein, IMBRUVICA may help kill and reduce the number of cancer cells and may also slow the spread of the cancer.
Ask your doctor or healthcare professional if you have any questions about why IMBRUVICA has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Zinforo PI 18 Apr 2019
 
Expand APO-Doxycycline CMI 17 Apr 2019
 
Doxycycline is used to:
treat certain types of infections
control acne
prevent some forms of malaria.
Doxycycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics.

How it works

Doxycycline works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria which cause infections or make acne worse. It also works against parasites that cause malaria. It will not work against infections caused by viruses such as colds or the flu.
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.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine should not be given to children 8 years of age or under for infections, or to children 10 years of age or under for preventing malaria.
Doxycycline, like other tetracyclines, may cause enamel loss and staining in developing teeth or increase the pressure on your child's brain.
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Expand Velcade CMI 17 Apr 2019
 
VELCADE belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic or cytotoxic medicines. You may also hear of these being called chemotherapy medicines. These medicines are used to kill cancer cells.
VELCADE is used to treat adults with multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow). It is prescribed for patients who have not been previously treated for multiple myeloma. It is also prescribed for patients who have received one or more prior treatments and whose cancer is still progressing.
VELCADE is also used for the
treatment of mantle cell lymphoma (a type of cancer affecting the lymph nodes) in adults in combination with the medicines rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and prednisone, for patients whose disease has not been previously treated.
Your doctor may have prescribed VELCADE for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why VELCADE has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Tysabri CMI 16 Apr 2019
 
TYSABRI is used to treat relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The cause of MS is not yet known. MS affects the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the body's immune system reacts against its own myelin (the 'insulation' surrounding nerve fibres). In relapsing remitting MS, people have 'exacerbations' from time to time (e.g. blurred vision, weakness in the legs or arms, or loss of control of bowel or bladder function).
These are followed by periods of recovery. Recovery may be complete or incomplete. If it is incomplete there is 'progression of disability'.
TYSABRI has not been tested in clinical trials in people with MS who are 65 years and over. TYSABRI has not been studied in patients with chronic progressive MS.

How it works

TYSABRI slows down the progression of physical disability in people with relapsing remitting MS and decreases the number of flare-ups (relapses). Some people feel better when they start to take TYSABRI. However, TYSABRI cannot repair damage that has already been caused by MS. When you start on TYSABRI you might not notice any improvement, but TYSABRI may be working to help prevent your MS from becoming worse.
TYSABRI contains the active ingredient natalizumab (rmc). Natalizumab is a type of protein. It decreases the inflammation in your brain that is caused by MS and thereby reduces nerve damage.
TYSABRI works by binding to white blood cells and preventing them from moving into the brain and spinal cord where they cause inflammation, an important part of the MS disease process.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe TYSABRI 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.
There is not enough information to recommend this medicine for children or adolescents under 18 years of age or elderly 65 years and over.
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Expand Abilify CMI 16 Apr 2019
 
ABILIFY is a trade name (manufacturer's name) for the medicine aripiprazole (Ari-pip-rah-zol).
ABILIFY belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotic agents which improve the symptoms of certain types of mental illness.
ABILIFY is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
ABILIFY may be given to treat acute episodes of sustained upward mood swings (mania) in adult patients with Bipolar 1 Disorder. During mania, patients experience episodes of overactivity, elation or irritability.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour.
Bipolar disorder is a condition with symptoms such as feeling "high", having excessive amounts of energy, needing much less sleep than usual, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability.
Your doctor may have prescribed ABILIFY for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ABILIFY has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that ABILIFY is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
ABILIFY 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 Abilify PI 16 Apr 2019
 
Expand Feiba-NF PI 16 Apr 2019
 
Expand Feiba-NF CMI 16 Apr 2019
 
FEIBA NF is used for the treatment and prevention of bleeding in haemophilia A and B patients who have developed inhibitors (antibodies) against coagulation factor VIII (FVIII), and factor IX (FIX) respectively.
It is possible that your doctor may give you FEIBA NF for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why you are being given FEIBA NF.

How does FEIBA NF work

Under normal physiological conditions, FVIII and FIX are essential for blood clotting and therefore the control of bleeding. Individuals with haemophilia A have decreased FVIII in their blood circulation, and individuals with haemophilia B have decreased levels of FIX. These deficiencies may lead to heavy bleeding into joints, muscles or internal organs, either spontaneously or as a result of accidental or surgical trauma.
Some haemophilia A and haemophilia B patients develop antibodies against FVIII and FIX, respectively, in the course of their treatment, leading to replacement therapy becoming ineffective.
In patients with acquired haemophilia (non-haemophiliacs), some of these coagulation factors are not working properly because the patient has developed antibodies to his/her own coagulation factors.
FVIII and FIX replacement therapy have been successfully used for the treatment of haemophilia A and haemophilia B as well as non-haemophiliacs. FEIBA NF can bypass the effects of these antibodies, thus normalising the blood clotting process. FEIBA NF is a mixture of coagulation factors that converts pro-thrombin to thrombin in the coagulation pathway without the need for FVIII or FIX. Factor VII is present in FEIBA NF mainly in the activated form, and factors II, IX, and X are present mainly in the non-activated form. FEIBA stands for Factor Eight Inhibitor Bypassing Activity.
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Expand Tamate PI 16 Apr 2019
 
Expand Tamate CMI 16 Apr 2019
 
The name of your medicine is Tamate. It contains the active ingredient topiramate.
Tamate belongs to a group of medicines known as antiepileptics. Tamate is used for the treatment of various types of seizures in adults and children, aged 2 years and over.
It can also be used for the prevention of migraines in adults. Tamate is not used to treat severe migraines that come on suddenly (acute).
It prevents seizures and migraines by acting on the nerves and chemicals in the brain.
Your doctor may prescribe Tamate on its own, or in addition to another medicine for controlling your seizures or migraines.
Your doctor may have prescribed Tamate for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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