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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Xyvion PI 20 Jun 2018
 
Expand Xyvion CMI 20 Jun 2018
 
Xyvion tablets contain the active ingredient tibolone, which is a synthetic steroid medicine used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It mimics the activity of the female sex hormones in the body.
Xyvion contains tibolone, a substance that has favourable effects on different tissues in the body, such as brain, vagina and bone. Xyvion is used in postmenopausal women at least 12 months since their last natural period.
Xyvion is used for:
Relief of symptoms occurring after menopause
During the menopause, the amount of estrogen produced by a woman's body drops. This can cause symptoms such as hot face, neck and chest ("hot flushes"). Xyvion alleviates these symptoms after menopause. You will only be prescribed Xyvion if your symptoms seriously hinder your daily life.
Prevention of osteoporosis
After the menopause some women may develop fragile bones (osteoporosis). You should discuss all available options with your doctor.
If you are at an increased risk of fractures due to osteoporosis and other medicines are not suitable for you, you can take Xyvion to prevent osteoporosis after menopause.
Xyvion is not a contraceptive.
Xyvion has no effect on alertness and concentration as far as is known.
A doctor's prescription is required to obtain this medicine.
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Expand Livial PI 20 Jun 2018
 
Expand Livial CMI 20 Jun 2018
 
Livial tablets contain the active ingredient tibolone, which is a synthetic steroid medicine used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It mimics the activity of the female sex hormones in the body.
Livial contains tibolone, a substance that has favourable effects on different tissues in the body, such as brain, vagina and bone. Livial is used in postmenopausal women at least 12 months since their last natural period.
Livial is used for:
Relief of symptoms occurring after menopause
During the menopause, the amount of estrogen produced by a woman's body drops. This can cause symptoms such as hot face, neck and chest ("hot flushes"). Livial alleviates these symptoms after menopause. You will only be prescribed Livial if your symptoms seriously hinder your daily life.
Prevention of osteoporosis
After the menopause some women may develop fragile bones (osteoporosis). You should discuss all available options with your doctor.
If you are at an increased risk of fractures due to osteoporosis and other medicines are not suitable for you, you can take Livial to prevent osteoporosis after menopause.
Livial is not a contraceptive.
Livial has no effect on alertness and concentration as far as is known.
A doctor's prescription is required to obtain this medicine.
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Expand Tegretol CMI 18 Jun 2018
 
Tegretol has several uses:
to control epilepsy, a condition in which there are repeated seizures (fits). There are many different
types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe.
to control sudden, repeated attacks of facial pain, known as trigeminal neuralgia
to control mania, a mental condition with episodes of overactivity, elation or irritability
to control bipolar mood disorder where periods of mania alternate with periods of depression.
Tegretol belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants.
These medicines are thought to work by regulating the way messages in the brain are passed on by nerves so that seizures do not happen. Tegretol also regulates other nerve functions in the body.
Tegretol may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
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 purpose.
Tegretol is only available with a doctor's prescription. There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
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Expand Tegretol PI 18 Jun 2018
 
Expand Mekinist CMI 18 Jun 2018
 
MEKINIST tablets contain the active ingredient trametinib. MEKINIST belongs to a group of medicines called "selective BRAF-inhibitors".
MEKINIST can be used by itself or in combination with another medicine called TAFINLAR (containing dabrafenib).
If you are taking these two medicines together, read the full TAFINLAR Consumer Medicine Information as well as this one carefully.
Your doctor may decide to treat your melanoma (a form of skin cancer) with MEKINIST alone or in combination with TAFINLAR if it has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery.
MEKINIST in combination with TAFINLAR is also used to prevent the melanoma that has a certain type of abnormal "BRAF" gene from coming back after the cancerous tissue has been removed by surgery.
MEKINIST can only be used to treat melanomas with a change (mutation) in a gene called "BRAF". This mutation may have caused the cancer to develop. MEKINIST targets proteins made from this changed gene and slows down or stops the development of your cancer.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse if you have any questions about how MEKINIST works or why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
MEKINIST should not be used in children and adolescents, under the age of 18 years because it is not known whether it is safe and effective in this younger group of patients.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
It is not addictive.
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Expand Keytruda PI 18 Jun 2018
 
Expand Keytruda CMI 18 Jun 2018
 
KEYTRUDA is used to treat:
a kind of skin cancer called melanoma.
a kind of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer.
a kind of head and neck cancer called head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
a kind of cancer called classical Hodgkin Lymphoma
a kind of cancer called urothelial carcinoma, including bladder cancer
Note: KEYTRUDA is approved for head and neck cancer on the basis of limited, early clinical trial results. An ongoing trial is being conducted to establish safety, survival and quality of life outcomes.
KEYTRUDA contains the active substance pembrolizumab.
Adults get KEYTRUDA when their cancer has spread or cannot be taken out by surgery.
KEYTRUDA works by helping your immune system fight your cancer.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why KEYTRUDA has been prescribed for you.
KEYTRUDA may be given in combination with chemotherapy medicines called pemetrexed and either carboplatin or cisplatin. It is important that you also read the Consumer Medicine Information for these medicines. If you have any questions about pemetrexed, carboplatin, or cisplatin please ask your doctor.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Iressa PI 15 Jun 2018
 
Expand Cosudex PI 15 Jun 2018
 
Expand Belkyra PI 15 Jun 2018
 
Expand Ziagen Oral Solution CMI 15 Jun 2018
 
ZIAGEN oral solution contains abacavir which belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals.
ZIAGEN is used together with other antiretrovirals to slow down the progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, which can lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other related illnesses (eg AIDS-related Complex or ARC).
ZIAGEN does not cure AIDS or kill the HIV virus, but prevents further damage to the immune system by stopping production of new viruses.
ZIAGEN does not reduce the risk of passing the infection to others. You will still be able to pass on the HIV virus by sexual activity or by contamination with infected blood. You should still use proper precautions to prevent this.
While taking ZIAGEN and/or any other therapy for HIV disease, you may continue to develop other infections and other complications of HIV infection. You should keep in regular contact with the doctor who is looking after you.
ZIAGEN oral solution is not addictive.
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Expand Ziagen PI 15 Jun 2018
 
Expand Tafinlar CMI 14 Jun 2018
 
TAFINLAR capsules contain the active ingredient dabrafenib. TAFINLAR belongs to a group of medicines called "selective BRAF-inhibitors". TAFINLAR can be used by itself or in combination with another medicine called MEKINIST (containing trametinib).
If you are taking these medicines together, please read the MEKINIST Consumer Medicine Information as well as this one carefully.
Your doctor may decide to treat your melanoma (a form of skin cancer) with TAFINLAR alone or in combination with MEKINIST if it has spread to other parts of your body or cannot be removed by surgery.
TAFINLAR in combination with MEKINIST is also used to prevent the melanoma that has a certain type of abnormal "BRAF" gene from coming back after the cancerous tissue has been removed by surgery.
TAFINLAR can only be used to treat melanomas with a change (mutation) in a gene called "BRAF". This mutation may have caused the cancer to develop. TAFINLAR targets proteins made from this mutated gene and slows down or stops the development of your cancer.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse if you have any questions about how TAFINLAR works or why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
TAFINLAR should not be used in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years because it is not known whether it is safe and effective in this younger group of patients.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
It is not addictive.
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Expand Tafinlar PI 14 Jun 2018
 
Expand Mekinist PI 14 Jun 2018
 
Expand Elidel CMI 14 Jun 2018
 
Elidel cream is used to treat the early signs and symptoms of eczema (also called atopic dermatitis), such as itching, redness and tiny bumps or thickening of the skin. It is suitable for infants of 3 months or older, children, teenagers and adults.
Elidel can be used to treat repeated episodes of eczema. Treatment is started as soon as the first symptoms of eczema appear, to prevent these from progressing to more severe symptoms that may require the use of a steroid cream.
However, if a steroid cream is required to treat an episode of eczema, Elidel cream should be stopped and restarted to treat any remaining symptoms after the steroid cream has been stopped.
Elidel cream is a steroid-free medicine that treats inflammation of the skin. It works in specific cells in the skin that cause inflammation and the characteristic redness and itching of eczema.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Revolade CMI 14 Jun 2018
 
REVOLADE is a medicine that is used to treat a number of conditions.
Low platelet count
This is a bleeding disorder known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Patients with ITP may suffer from an increased risk of bleeding. The symptoms of ITP may include:
Pinpoint sized flat round red spots under the skin (petechiae)
Bruising (purpura)
Nosebleeds
Bleeding gums
Not being able to control bleeding, if cuts or injuries occur.
REVOLADE helps to increase the number of platelets, a type of blood cell that helps to reduce or prevent bleeding.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Many patients with HCV have low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia), not only as a result of the disease but also due to some of the medicines that are used to treat the disease.
The use of REVOLADE to increase and maintain the platelet count prior to and throughout antiviral treatment of HCV infection gives patients a better opportunity to maintain the optimal the dose and duration of their antiviral therapy.
Severe aplastic anaemia (SAA)
Severe aplastic anaemia, or SAA, is a blood disorder in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells, especially red and white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues in the body. White blood cells fight infection and disease. Platelets help blood to clot.
The low number of blood cells puts a patient with this condition at risk of tiredness, infections, and bleeding. REVOLADE may be used to treat patients with these low blood counts.
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.
It is not addictive.
REVOLADE may be used to treat children from 1 to 17 years with chronic immune thrombocytopaenia (ITP) who have failed other treatments and need an increased platelet concentration for a planned procedure or are at a high risk of bleeding.
REVOLADE it is not recommended to treat children with:
hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections (to treat low platelet counts) or
low blood counts caused by severe aplastic anaemia (SAA).
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Expand Revolade PI 14 Jun 2018