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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Kapanol CMI 20 Feb 2019
 
Kapanol contains morphine sulfate pentahydrate which belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics.
Kapanol 10, 20, 50 and 100 mg capsules are used for the relief of chronic, moderate to severe pain.
Kapanol 10 and 20 mg capsules are also used for the relief of distressing chronic breathlessness in the palliative care of patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiac failure, malignancy or other causes. Kapanol should only be used after optimal treatments of the underlying causes and if other non-drug treatments are not effective. Treatment with Kapanol for chronic breathlessness should only be started by a specialist.
Your doctor may have prescribed Kapanol for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Kapanol has been prescribed for you.
As Kapanol contains morphine, people who take morphine for a long time may become dependent on it.
As a result, with time, your body will become used to taking morphine and you may experience symptoms due to withdrawal if you suddenly stop taking this medicine. Withdrawal symptoms have been reported in patients following two weeks treatment for chronic breathlessness. If you have not done so already, you should discuss this further with your doctor.
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Expand Terry White Chemists Amlodipine CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
Amlodipine is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) or treat angina. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

How it works

Amlodipine works by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend using amlodipine in children.
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Expand Terry White Chemists Amlodipine PI 19 Feb 2019
 
Expand Terry White Chemists Fluoxetine CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
The name of your medicine is Terry White Chemists Fluoxetine. It contains the active ingredient fluoxetine (as fluoxetine hydrochloride).
Fluoxetine belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is one of the chemicals in your brain which helps control your mood. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs are thought to help by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain.
Fluoxetine is used to treat:
depression
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Depression is longer lasting and/or more severe than the 'low moods' everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. This imbalance affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, often waking up early, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing. Fluoxetine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Check with your doctor if you need more information about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
The symptoms of OCD vary from patient to patient.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, but make sure you know how it affects you beforehand, as it can make some people dizzy or drowsy, and affect judgement, thinking and motor skills.
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.
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Expand Terry White Chemists Fluoxetine PI 19 Feb 2019
 
Expand Chemmart Fluoxetine CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
The name of your medicine is Chemmart Fluoxetine. It contains the active ingredient fluoxetine (as fluoxetine hydrochloride).
Fluoxetine belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is one of the chemicals in your brain which helps control your mood. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs are thought to help by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain.
Fluoxetine is used to treat:
depression
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Depression is longer lasting and/or more severe than the 'low moods' everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. This imbalance affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, often waking up early, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing. Fluoxetine corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
Check with your doctor if you need more information about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
The symptoms of OCD vary from patient to patient.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, but make sure you know how it affects you beforehand, as it can make some people dizzy or drowsy, and affect judgement, thinking and motor skills.
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.
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Expand Chemmart Fluoxetine PI 19 Feb 2019
 
Expand Chemmart Amlodipine CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
Amlodipine is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) or treat angina. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

How it works

Amlodipine works by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend using amlodipine in children.
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Expand Chemmart Amlodipine PI 19 Feb 2019
 
Expand Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
Amlodipine is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) or treat angina. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

How it works

Amlodipine works by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend using amlodipine in children.
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Expand Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine PI 19 Feb 2019
 
Expand APO-Amlodipine CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
Amlodipine is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) or treat angina. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

How it works

Amlodipine works by widening your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend using amlodipine in children.
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Expand Apo-Amlodipine PI 19 Feb 2019
 
Expand Trumenba CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
Trumenba is a vaccine, a type of medicine used to protect against infectious diseases.
Trumenba is used to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B.
The Neisseria meningitidis bacteria can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections such as meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (blood poisoning).
Trumenba does not help to protect against meningococcal disease caused by other types of Neisseria bacteria.
It does not protect against meningitis and blood poisoning caused by other bacteria or viruses.
When a person is given Trumenba, the immune system (the body's natural defence system) will produce its own protection (antibodies) against disease.
Your body usually takes several weeks after vaccination to develop protection against invasive meningococcal disease.
Most people will produce enough antibodies to protect them against invasive meningococcal disease.
However, as with all vaccines, 100% protection cannot be guaranteed.
Trumenba will not give you or your child meningococcal disease.
The chance of a severe reaction from Trumenba is very small, but the risks from not being vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease may be very serious.
Trumenba is used in adults and children aged 10 years and older.
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Expand Dilantin CMI 19 Feb 2019
 
Dilantin is used to control epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition where you have repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe.
Dilantin belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants. These drugs are thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves so that seizures do not happen.
Dilantin is also used to help prevent seizures occurring during or after brain surgery.
Dilantin may be used alone, or in combination with other medicines, to treat your condition.
Your doctor may have prescribed Dilantin for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Dilantin has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Dilantin is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Trumenba PI 19 Feb 2019
 
Expand Darzalex CMI 18 Feb 2019
 
DARZALEX is an anti-cancer medicine and contains the active substance daratumumab. This belongs to a group of medicines called “monoclonal antibodies”. One of the ways monoclonal antibodies work is by attaching themselves to specific cancer cells in your body, so your immune system can destroy them.
DARZALEX is used to treat adults with multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow).
Your doctor may have prescribed DARZALEX for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why DARZALEX has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Topamax CMI 18 Feb 2019
 
The name of your medicine is TOPAMAX. It contains the active ingredient topiramate.
TOPAMAX belongs to a group of medicines known as antiepileptics. TOPAMAX 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. TOPAMAX 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 TOPAMAX on its own, or in addition to another medicine for controlling your seizures or migraines.
Your doctor may have prescribed TOPAMAX for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
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Expand Nexium Hp7 CMI 18 Feb 2019
 
NEXIUM Hp7 is a combination pack, which contains three different medicines. When taken together in the right doses, they will kill the bacteria in your stomach called Helicobacter pylori and let your peptic ulcer heal.
Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach. A duodenal ulcer occurs in the duodenum which is the tube leading out from the stomach.
Most people who have a peptic ulcer also have a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori in their stomach. If the bacteria are killed it is unlikely that your ulcer will come back.
NEXIUM is the brand name of esomeprazole (E), and it is given with amoxicillin (A), brand name Amoxil and clarithromycin (C), brand name Klacid. Amoxil and Klacid are both types of antibiotic.

How NEXIUM Hp7 works

NEXIUM is a type of medicine called a proton-pump inhibitor.
NEXIUM works by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to give relief of symptoms and allow healing to take place. This does not stop food being digested in the normal way.
Amoxicillin and clarithromycin are both antibiotics that help kill Helicobacter pylori. NEXIUM also helps kill the bacteria. When all three are taken together they are more effective than taken one or two at a time. It is possible that the antibiotics may not always kill Helicobacter pylori.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for another use.
There is no evidence that NEXIUM Hp7 is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Valdoxan PI 15 Feb 2019