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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Noxafil concentrated injection PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Noxafil concentrated injection CMI 17 Oct 2018
 
NOXAFIL contains the active ingredient, posaconazole. Posaconazole is a medicine that belongs to the triazole group of antifungal medicines.
NOXAFIL works by killing or stopping the growth of the fungi causing these infections.
NOXAFIL is used for:
The treatment of invasive aspergillosis, a fungal infection caused by a fungus called aspergillus
The treatment of other serious fungal infections called fusariosis, zygomycosis, chromoblastomycosis and mycetoma.
These types of fungal infections usually occur in some patients who may have lowered resistance to infection due to poor immunity.
Treatment of these serious fungal infections with NOXAFIL is usually reserved for patients who do not respond to or cannot tolerate other medicines used to treat these types of fungal infections.
NOXAFIL is also used to treat coccidioidomycosis, a rare and serious fungal infection.
NOXAFIL is also used to prevent fungal infections, such as yeasts and moulds, from occurring in patients who are at high-risk of developing these infections.
NOXAFIL is only for use in adults (18 years of age and older).
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Expand Zeklen PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Zeklen CMI 17 Oct 2018
 
ZEKLEN helps to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is used in people whose cholesterol levels are too high and when diet alone cannot lower these levels adequately.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is one of several fatty substances found in the bloodstream. Your total cholesterol is made up mainly of LDL and HDL cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol is often called 'bad' cholesterol because it can build up in the walls of your arteries forming plaque. Eventually this plaque build-up can lead to a narrowing of the arteries.
This narrowing can slow or block blood flow to vital organs such as the heart and brain. This blocking of blood flow can result in a heart attack or stroke.
HDL cholesterol is often called 'good' cholesterol because it helps keep the bad cholesterol from building up in the arteries and protects against heart disease.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are another form of fat in your blood that may increase your risk for heart disease.

How ZEKLEN works

ZEKLEN reduces elevated total-cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides and increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
ZEKLEN works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine and by reducing the amount of cholesterol made in the liver. ZEKLEN does not help you lose weight.
Your doctor may have prescribed ZEKLEN for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ZEKLEN has been prescribed for you.
ZEKLEN is not addictive.

Use in Children and Adolescents

ZEKLEN is used in children and adolescents (10 to 17 years of age) to treat familial hypercholesterolaemia, a type of high cholesterol that is hereditary (i.e. passed on through families).
ZEKLEN is not recommended for use in children under 10 years of age, as there have been no studies of its effects in this age group.
Your doctor will assess whether ZEKLEN is suitable for your child. Depending on the pubertal development of your child, ZEKLEN may not be suitable for him or her.
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Expand Vytorin PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Vytorin CMI 17 Oct 2018
 
VYTORIN helps to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is used in people whose cholesterol levels are too high and when diet alone cannot lower these levels adequately.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is one of several fatty substances found in the bloodstream. Your total cholesterol is made up mainly of LDL and HDL cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol is often called 'bad' cholesterol because it can build up in the walls of your arteries forming plaque. Eventually this plaque build-up can lead to a narrowing of the arteries.
This narrowing can slow or block blood flow to vital organs such as the heart and brain. This blocking of blood flow can result in a heart attack or stroke.
HDL cholesterol is often called 'good' cholesterol because it helps keep the bad cholesterol from building up in the arteries and protects against heart disease.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are another form of fat in your blood that may increase your risk for heart disease.

How VYTORIN works

VYTORIN reduces elevated total-cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides and increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
VYTORIN works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine and by reducing the amount of cholesterol made in the liver. VYTORIN does not help you lose weight.
If you have heart disease and a history of heart attack or hospitalisation for unstable angina (chest pain), VYTORIN reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, surgery to increase heart blood flow, or hospitalisation for chest pain.
Your doctor may have prescribed VYTORIN for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why VYTORIN has been prescribed for you.
VYTORIN is not addictive.

Use in Children and Adolescents

VYTORIN is used in children and adolescents (10 to 17 years of age) to treat familial hypercholesterolaemia, a type of high cholesterol that is hereditary (i.e. passed on through families).
VYTORIN is not recommended for use in children under 10 years of age, as there have been no studies of its effects in this age group.
Your doctor will assess whether VYTORIN is suitable for your child. Depending on the pubertal development of your child, VYTORIN may not be suitable for him or her.
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Expand Exelon PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Flomaxtra PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Imlygic (AN) PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Norinyl-1 PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Norimin; Norimin-1 PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Brevinor; Brevinor-1; PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Eloxatin PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Minulet PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Segluromet PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Trifeme PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Cymevene PI 17 Oct 2018
 
Expand Tysabri PI 16 Oct 2018
 
Expand Steglujan PI 16 Oct 2018
 
Expand APO-Quinapril CMI 16 Oct 2018
 
Quinapril is used to lower high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) and treat heart failure.
High blood pressure:
Everyone has blood pressure. Blood pressure helps to move your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day and may be affected by how busy or worried you are. You have high blood pressure when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure. The only way of knowing that you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Heart Failure:
Heart failure means that the heart muscle is weak and cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops. Heart failure may start off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical activity such as walking. Some patients may wake up short of breath at night. Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often first noticed as swollen ankles and feet.

How it works

Quinapril belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
Quinapril works by widening your blood vessels, which reduces pressure in the vessels and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This increases the supply of oxygen to your heart, so that when you place extra demands on your heart, such as during exercise, your heart may cope better and you may not get short of breath as easily.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of quinapril in children.
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