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Product name Product type Date released
Expand APO-Gabapentin Capsules CMI 28 Mar 2017
 
The name of your medicine is APO-Gabapentin Capsules. It contains the active ingredient, gabapentin.
It is used to:
control epilepsy, a condition that causes repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe
treat neuropathic pain (pain due to nerves being damaged or affected).
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.

How it works

Gabapentin belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants.
It is thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves to help control seizures or neuropathic pain.
This medicine helps to relieve pain.
Your doctor may prescribe gabapentin in addition to your current treatment when your current treatment is no longer working as well.
There is evidence that this medicine can lead to dependence.

Use in children

Gabapentin is not recommended for use in children under the age of:
3 years to control epilepsy
18 years for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
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Expand APO-Gabapentin Capsules PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand Zidoval PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand Benlysta PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand Postella-1 PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand Postella-1 CMI 28 Mar 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Postella-1 tablet. It contains the active ingredient levonorgestrel.
This medicine is an emergency contraceptive only. It is not intended as a regular method of contraception.
It is used to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.
It is estimated that this medicine will prevent 85% of expected pregnancies.
The sooner that you take this medicine after unprotected intercourse, the more likely it is that it will work.
This medicine is most effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. But remember, the sooner you take it, the more likely it will prevent pregnancy.
This medicine does not prevent you from catching sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV infection (AIDS), chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhoea, hepatitis B, human papilloma virus and syphilis.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why this medicine has been recommended for you.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for children. There is only limited information available on this medicine when taken by females aged 14-16 years and no information on its use in younger females.
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Expand Femoston 1/10 CMI 28 Mar 2017
 
Do not use Femoston or other oestrogens, with or without a progestogen to prevent heart attacks, stroke or dementia.
A study called the Women's Health Initiative indicated increased risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots in the legs or lungs in women receiving treatment with a product containing conjugated oestrogens 0.625 mg and the progestogen medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). The researchers stopped the study after 5 years when it was determined the risks were greater than the benefits in this group.
The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study indicated increased risk of dementia in women aged 65-79 years taking conjugated oestrogens and MPA. There are no comparable data currently available for others doses of conjugated oestrogens and MPA or others combinations of oestrogens and progestogens. Therefore, you should assume the risks will be similar for other medicines containing oestrogen and progestogen combinations.
Talk regularly with your doctor about whether you still need treatment with Femoston.
Treatment with oestrogens, with or without progestogens should be used at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest period of time.
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Expand Femoston-Conti CMI 28 Mar 2017
 
Do not use Femoston-Conti or other oestrogens, with or without a progestogen to prevent heart attacks, stroke or dementia.
A study called the Women's Health Initiative indicated increased risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots in the legs or lungs in women receiving treatment with a product containing conjugated oestrogens 0.625 mg and the progestogen medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). The researchers stopped the study after 5 years when it was determined the risks were greater than the benefits in this group.
The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study indicated increased risk of dementia in women aged 65-79 years taking conjugated oestrogens and MPA. There are no comparable data currently available for others doses of conjugated oestrogens and MPA or others combinations of oestrogens and progestogens. Therefore, you should assume the risks will be similar for other medicines containing oestrogen and progestogen combinations.
Talk regularly with your doctor about whether you still need treatment with Femoston-Conti.
Treatment with oestrogens, with or without progestogens should be used at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest period of time.
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Expand Femoston 2/10 CMI 28 Mar 2017
 
Do not use Femoston or other oestrogens, with or without a progestogen to prevent heart attacks, stroke or dementia.
A study called the Women's Health Initiative indicated increased risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots in the legs or lungs in women receiving treatment with a product containing conjugated oestrogens 0.625 mg and the progestogen medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). The researchers stopped the study after 5 years when it was determined the risks were greater than the benefits in this group.
The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study indicated increased risk of dementia in women aged 65-79 years taking conjugated oestrogens and MPA. There are no comparable data currently available for others doses of conjugated oestrogens and MPA or others combinations of oestrogens and progestogens. Therefore, you should assume the risks will be similar for other medicines containing oestrogen and progestogen combinations.
Talk regularly with your doctor about whether you still need treatment with Femoston.
Treatment with oestrogens, with or without progestogens should be used at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest period of time.
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Expand Byetta PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand Bydureon PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand Xtandi PI 28 Mar 2017
 
Expand Champix PI 27 Mar 2017
 
Expand Novicrit solution for injection PI 24 Mar 2017
 
Expand Novicrit CMI 24 Mar 2017
 
Novicrit is used:
to treat anaemia associated with kidney disease
to treat anaemia in patients receiving chemotherapy for certain types of cancer
in patients with anaemia who are about to undergo surgery as an alternative to a blood transfusion where there is the likelihood of moderate blood loss
in patients with anaemia who face major elective surgery and who, prior to it, donate blood so that their own blood can be given to them during and after surgery. Novicrit stimulates the production of red blood cells and hence, a higher volume of blood can be taken from these patients.
Novicrit contains the active ingredient epoetin lambda (rch). Epoetin lambda (rch) is man-made and works in exactly the same way as the natural hormone produced in your kidneys.
Epoetin lambda is a hormone which works by stimulating the production of red blood cells. It is used to treat anaemia, a condition in which there is a decreased number of red blood cells.
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.
Novicrit is available only with a doctor's prescription and is not addictive.
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Expand Terry White Chemists Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid 875mg/125mg CMI 23 Mar 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Terry White Chemists Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid 875mg/125mg tablets. It contains the active ingredients, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid.
It is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. These infections may affect the chest (bronchitis or pneumonia), bladder (cystitis), sinuses (sinusitis), ears (otitis media) or skin.
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

Amoxycillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanic acid is used to help the amoxycillin work better against certain types of bacteria.
Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid works by killing the bacteria that cause these infections. It will not work against infections such as colds or the flu, which are caused by viruses.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

These tablets are not recommended for children weighing less than 40 kg.
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Expand Chemmart Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid 875mg/125mg CMI 23 Mar 2017
 
The name of your medicine is Chemmart Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid 875mg/125mg tablets. It contains the active ingredients, amoxycillin and clavulanic acid.
It is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. These infections may affect the chest (bronchitis or pneumonia), bladder (cystitis), sinuses (sinusitis), ears (otitis media) or skin.
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

Amoxycillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanic acid is used to help the amoxycillin work better against certain types of bacteria.
Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid works by killing the bacteria that cause these infections. It will not work against infections such as colds or the flu, which are caused by viruses.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Use in children

These tablets are not recommended for children weighing less than 40 kg.
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Expand Chemmart Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid 875mg/125mg PI 23 Mar 2017
 
Expand APO-Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid (875/125mg) PI 23 Mar 2017