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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Zinforo PI 14 Dec 2018
 
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Expand Tamiflu Suspension 6mg/mL CMI 14 Dec 2018
 
Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine containing the active ingredient oseltamivir.
Tamiflu is used for the treatment and prevention of influenza (an infection caused by the influenza virus). It has no effect on the common cold or other respiratory virus infections.
Tamiflu belongs to a group of medicines called neuraminidase inhibitors. These medicines attack the influenza virus and prevent it from spreading inside your body. Give Tamiflu suspension as directed by your child's doctor or pharmacist.
The usual dose of Tamiflu is one dose taken TWICE a day. The dose may vary depending on your child's weight.
Tamiflu is absorbed to the key sites of influenza infection and treats the cause. Taking Tamiflu can prevent you from catching the flu, or if you have already caught the flu, taking Tamiflu means you feel better faster.
You will also be less likely to develop complications of influenza, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and ear infection. Typical symptoms of influenza include fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, cough and extreme tiredness.
Tamiflu will help reduce the chances of you passing the flu onto someone else.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why Tamiflu has been prescribed for you.
Tamiflu is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Ask your doctor about having the influenza vaccination.
Vaccination every year is the best way to prevent influenza.
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Expand Tamiflu CMI 14 Dec 2018
 
Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine containing the active ingredient oseltamivir.
Tamiflu is used for the treatment and prevention of influenza (an infection caused by the influenza virus). It has no effect on the common cold or other respiratory virus infections.
Tamiflu belongs to a group of medicines called neuraminidase inhibitors. These medicines attack the influenza virus and prevent it from spreading inside your body.
Tamiflu is absorbed to the key sites of influenza infection and treats the cause. Taking Tamiflu means you feel better faster.
You will also be less likely to develop complications of influenza, such as bronchitis, pneumonia and sinusitis.
Typical symptoms of influenza include fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, cough and generally feeling unwell.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Tamiflu has been prescribed for you.
Tamiflu is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Ask your doctor about having the influenza vaccination.
Vaccination every year is the best way to prevent influenza.
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Expand QTERN CMI 14 Dec 2018
 
QTERN is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise, in combination with another medicine called metformin. QTERN is used when diet and exercise in combination with metformin do not provide adequate blood sugar level control.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood and can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating type 2 diabetes is to control your blood sugar to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
QTERN contains two active ingredients, saxagliptin and dapagliflozin. Saxagliptin belongs to a class of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors), and dapagliflozin belongs to a class of medicines called SGLT-2 (Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2) inhibitors. Saxagliptin and dapagliflozin together to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why QTERN has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
QTERN is not addictive.
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Expand Onglyza CMI 14 Dec 2018
 
ONGLYZA is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. ONGLYZA is used in combination with certain other medicines (metformin, medicines such as rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, insulin, a sulfonylurea medicine such as glimepiride or glibenclamide or metformin plus a sulfonylurea or a SGLT2 inhibitor such as dapagliflozin) to help lower blood sugar levels. ONGLYZA is used when diet plus exercise and the single medicine do not provide adequate blood sugar level control.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood and can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
ONGLYZA is a member of a class of medicines you take by mouth called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors) that lowers blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
ONGLYZA helps to improve the levels of insulin after a meal.
ONGLYZA decreases the amount of sugar made by the body.
ONGLYZA works when blood sugar is high, especially after a meal. This is when the body needs the greatest amount of help in lowering blood sugar. ONGLYZA also lowers blood sugar between meals.
ONGLYZA by itself is unlikely to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) because it does not work when your blood sugar is low.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ONGLYZA has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
ONGLYZA is not addictive.
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Expand Varivax CMI 13 Dec 2018
 
VARIVAX Refrigerated is a vaccine used to help prevent chickenpox (varicella). It can be given to children 12 months of age and older, teenagers and adults who are healthy.
Chickenpox is an infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, or otherwise known as varicella virus. It occurs in millions of people around the world each year, most often in children 5 to 9 years of age. Chickenpox is easily passed from one person to another. It is commonly spread from person to person through the air by sneezing or coughing. Once a person is infected, it usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks before symptoms of the infection start.
Symptoms of chickenpox include mild headache, moderate fever and general discomfort. These are followed by a rash of itchy, little red spots which usually start on the chest, stomach or back, but can appear anywhere on the body. There may be only a few spots or groups of spots, or even hundreds of spots that develop over the next 3 to 5 days. The spots will change into clear blisters filled with fluid which then become cloudy, break open, dry, scab and heal, usually within 5 to 20 days.
Although chickenpox is generally a fairly harmless infection, it may be associated with serious complications and/or rarely death. In children, the most common complications are bacterial skin infections. Less frequent but very serious complications include pneumonia, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), Reye syndrome (which causes brain and liver damage), and death. Severe disease and serious complications are more likely to occur in teenagers and adults.
VARIVAX Refrigerated contains a weakened strain of living varicella virus. This strain of live virus causes either mild or no symptoms of infection.
It is not known whether VARIVAX Refrigerated will prevent chickenpox if it is given after you have been exposed to the natural varicella virus. Therefore, vaccination before exposure is the best way to help protect against infection and possible serious complications.
Groups of people who would particularly benefit from being vaccinated with VARIVAX Refrigerated include those who have not been infected with chickenpox before and either:
work in jobs where they are at high risk of being infected,
are parents of young children, or
live in the same household as someone who has a poor immune system (such as people with organ transplants, certain cancers, and HIV/AIDS) and has not had chickenpox before.

How it works

VARIVAX Refrigerated works by causing your body to produce its own protection against chickenpox. It does this by making disease-fighting substances called antibodies to fight the varicella virus. If a vaccinated person comes into contact with live virus, the body is usually ready to destroy it.
Your doctor will use the official recommendations to decide the number of doses needed and when to get them. At least one injection of VARIVAX Refrigerated is needed to help protect against chickenpox in children aged 12 months to 12 years. In persons aged 13 years and older, a second injection is required after the first injection.
After vaccination with VARIVAX Refrigerated, most people will produce enough antibodies against the varicella virus. However, as with all vaccines, 100% protection against chickenpox cannot be guaranteed.
The chance of a severe reaction from VARIVAX Refrigerated is very small, but the risks from not being vaccinated are very serious.
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Expand FluQuadri and FluQuadri Junior PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Kevtam 250 Kevtam 500 Kevtam 1000 PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Xtandi PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Mycamine PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Betmiga PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Jardiamet CMI 13 Dec 2018
 
Jardiamet is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
It may be used when diet plus exercise do not provide adequate blood sugar level control either:
alone as a single medicine, or
in combination with certain other anti-diabetic medicines such as:
sulfonylurea
pioglitazone
insulin
linagliptin.
If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, empagliflozin (one of the active ingredients in Jardiamet) can be used to reduce your risk of dying from your cardiovascular disease.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or NIDDM. Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not make enough insulin, or if the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as it should.
Insulin is a substance which helps to lower the level of sugar in your blood, especially after meals.
When the level of sugar builds up in your blood, this can cause damage to the body's cells and lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, circulation or kidneys.

How Jardiamet works

Jardiamet contains two different active ingredients:
empagliflozin, which belongs to a group of medicines called SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors, and
metformin, which belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides.
Both medicines work together to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus by increasing the amount of glucose expelled in urine, and lowering the amount of sugar made by your body.
Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and foot amputation.
Along with diet and exercise, this medicine helps lower your blood sugar.
Your doctor may have prescribed Jardiamet to replace the anti-diabetic medicine(s) you are currently taking. It is important that you continue to follow the diet and/or exercises recommended for you while you are on treatment with Jardiamet.
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.
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Expand Jardiamet PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand QTERN PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Onglyza PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Kombiglyze XR PI 13 Dec 2018
 
Expand Kombiglyze XR CMI 13 Dec 2018
 
KOMBIGLYZE XR is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise. KOMBIGLYZE XR may also be used in combination with other medicines including insulin, a sulfonylurea (such as gliclazide) or a SGLT2 inhibitor (such as dapagliflozin) along with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood and can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
KOMBIGLYZE XR contains two active ingredients, saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride (modified release). Saxagliptin is a member of a class of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors), and metformin belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides. Saxagliptin and metformin work together to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why KOMBIGLYZE XR has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
KOMBIGLYZE XR is not addictive.
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Expand Novatin CMI 12 Dec 2018
 
Novatin is used to treat psoriasis and keratinisation disorders. Acitretin, the active ingredient of Novatin, belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids.

How it works

Novatin is very similar to Vitamin A, which is obtained from our diet and is vital for the normal growth and development of the body, especially the skin. Novatin works to return skin to normal when problems with the normal development of the skin are present, as in the case of severe psoriasis and some other skin disorders.
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.
Novatin should only be taken by children where alternative therapy cannot be used.
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