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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Cabenuva CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
CABENUVA is used to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in adults aged 18 years and over.
CABENUVA contains two medicines, cabotegravir prolonged-release suspension for injection and rilpivirine prolonged-release suspension for injection, packaged together. Cabotegravir belongs to a group of anti-retroviral medicines called integrase inhibitors (INIs) and rilpivirine belongs to a group of antiretroviral medicines called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs).
CABENUVA does not cure HIV infection; it keeps the amount of virus in your body at a low level. This helps maintain the number of CD4+ cells in your blood. CD4+ cells are a type of white blood cells that are important in helping your body to fight infection.
CABENUVA will replace your current antiretroviral treatment. To control your HIV infection, you must attend your planned appointments to receive CABENUVA, unless your doctor tells you to stop. If you stop CABENUVA, it is important to see your doctor who will give you other antiretroviral medicines to treat your HIV infection.
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.
There is not enough information to recommend the use of this medicine for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Renitec Plus PI 20 Oct 2021
 
Expand Renitec Plus CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
RENITEC PLUS 20/6 lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension.
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (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 hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension 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. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. RENITEC PLUS 20/6 helps to lower your blood pressure.
RENITEC PLUS 20/6 contains two active ingredients. One of these is enalapril maleate. It belongs to a group of medicines called Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by widening your blood vessels. This means that blood is able to pass through them more easily and the heart doesn't have to pump as hard to move blood around the body.
The other active ingredient is hydrochlorothiazide, which is a fluid tablet or diuretic. It helps reduce the amount of fluid in the body by making your kidneys pass more water and salt.
Both of these active ingredients help to lower high blood pressure.
Your doctor may have prescribed RENITEC PLUS 20/6 for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why RENITEC PLUS 20/6 has been prescribed for you.
RENITEC PLUS 20/6 is not addictive.
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Expand Pavtide Accuhaler CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine containing fluticasone propionate or salmeterol xinafoate, lactose monohydrate or milk proteins, or any of the ingredients listed at the end of the CMI.
Talk to your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, take any other medicines, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
For more information, see Section 2. What should I know before I use PAVTIDE ACCUHALER? in the full CMI.
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Expand Pavtide CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine containing fluticasone propionate or salmeterol xinafoate or any of the ingredients listed at the end of the CMI.
Talk to your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, take any other medicines, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
For more information, see Section 2. What should I know before I use PAVTIDE MDI? in the full CMI.
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Expand Trelegy Ellipta PI 20 Oct 2021
 
Expand Trelegy Ellipta CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
TRELEGY ELLIPTA is a dry powder inhaler. When you breathe in using the inhaler, the medicine is deposited into the lungs. TRELEGY ELLIPTA is used to treat asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Asthma is when the muscles surrounding the smaller airways become tight (bronchoconstriction), swollen and irritated (inflammation). Symptoms come and go and include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and cough.
COPD is a long-term condition that slowly gets worse. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, chest discomfort and coughing up mucus.
TRELEGY ELLIPTA contains three active ingredients: fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium (as bromide) and vilanterol (as trifenatate).
Fluticasone furoate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, often simply called steroids. They are not 'anabolic steroids' which are the steroids sometimes misused by athletes.
Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation. They reduce the swelling and irritation in the small air passages in the lungs and so ease breathing problems.
Umeclidinium and vilanterol belong to a group of medicines called bronchodilators. They work together to help open the airways and make it easier for air to get in and out of the lungs.
When TRELEGY ELLIPTA is used regularly, it can help to control the breathing difficulties related to your disease and help with the effects of the disease on your everyday life.
TRELEGY ELLIPTA should not be used to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing. If you get this sort of attack you must use a quick-acting inhaler (such as VENTOLIN).
Your doctor may have prescribed TRELEGY ELLIPTA for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
TRELEGY ELLIPTA should not be used in children or adolescents under the age of 18 years.
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Expand Codapane Forte CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Codapane Forte or any of the ingredients listed at the end of the CMI.
Talk to your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, take any other medicines, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
You may develop addiction, dependence and tolerance. For more information, see Section 2. What should I know before I use Codapane Forte? in the full CMI.
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Expand Yervoy PI 20 Oct 2021
 
Expand Prezista CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
PREZISTA is an antiretroviral medicine. It belongs to a group of medicines called protease (PRO-tee-ase) inhibitors. PREZISTA works by reducing the amount of HIV in your body. Reducing the amount of HIV in your blood improves your immune system, and reduces the risk of developing illnesses as a result of HIV infection.
PREZISTA is used to treat adults, and children 6 years of age or above weighing more than 20 kg, who are infected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
In adults, PREZISTA must be taken in combination with cobicistat or with a low dose of ritonavir, and with other anti-HIV medicines.
In children, PREZISTA must be taken in combination with a low dose of ritonavir, and with other anti-HIV medicines.
Your doctor will discuss with you which combination of medicines will work best with PREZISTA.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why PREZISTA has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Ajovy PI 20 Oct 2021
 
Expand Prezcobix CMI 20 Oct 2021
 
PREZCOBIX is used to treat adults, who are infected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
PREZCOBIX contains two active ingredients which work in combination for the treatment of HIV. These active ingredients are darunavir and cobicistat.
Darunavir is an antiretroviral medicine. It belongs to a group of medicines called protease inhibitors. Darunavir works by reducing the amount of HIV in your body. Reducing the amount of HIV in your blood improves your immune system, and reduces the risk of developing illnesses as a result of HIV infection.
Cobicistat is a type of medicine called a pharmacokinetic enhancer (or "booster"). Cobicistat helps increase the levels of darunavir, the HIV medicine in your body.
PREZCOBIX can be taken with other anti-HIV medicines. Your doctor will discuss with you which combination of medicines will work best with PREZCOBIX.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why PREZCOBIX has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Darzalex SC CMI 19 Oct 2021
 
DARZALEX SC 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 abnormal blood cells in your body, so your immune system can destroy them.
DARZALEX SC is used to treat adults with multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow).
DARZALEX SC is also used to treat adults with AL amyloidosis (also known as light chain amyloidosis, a type of blood disorder). In AL amyloidosis, abnormal blood cells make excessive amounts of abnormal proteins that deposit in various organs, causing these organs to not function properly.
Your doctor may have prescribed DARZALEX SC for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why DARZALEX SC has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Sandostatin CMI 18 Oct 2021
 
Sandostatin has three uses:

1. Sandostatin is used to treat acromegaly

In people with acromegaly the body makes too much growth hormone, which controls the growth of tissues, organs and bones. This leads to enlargement of the bones, especially of the hands and feet. Other symptoms include headaches, increased sweating, tiredness, numbness of the hands and feet, pain and stiffness in the joints and loss of sexual function. By blocking the excess growth hormone, Sandostatin can relieve many of these symptoms.

2. Sandostatin is used to relieve symptoms of certain types of cancer such as carcinoid syndrome and VIPoma.

By blocking hormones that are over-produced in these conditions, Sandostatin can relieve symptoms such as flushing of the skin and severe diarrhoea.

3. Sandostatin is used for people who are having surgery on the pancreas. This medicine helps to lower the chance of complications after the surgery.

Sandostatin contains octreotide, a man-made medicine derived from somatostatin, a substance found in the human body. Octreotide is used instead of somatostatin because its effects are stronger and last longer so that it needs to be given only 2 or 3 times a day.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Sandostatin has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.
There is very little information on the use of this medicine in children.
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Expand Sandostatin PI 18 Oct 2021
 
Expand Kanuma CMI 18 Oct 2021
 
Do not use if you or your child has had a life-threatening allergic reaction to Kanuma, or to egg, or any of the ingredients listed at the end of the CMI.
Talk to your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, take any other medicines, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
For more information, see Section 2. What should I know before I use Kanuma? in the full CMI.
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Expand Kanuma PI 18 Oct 2021
 
Expand Norflex PI 18 Oct 2021
 
Expand Enspryng PI 18 Oct 2021
 
Expand Xeljanz CMI 18 Oct 2021
 
Do not take XELJANZ if you have ever had an allergic reaction to tofacitinib or any of the ingredients listed at the end of the CMI.
Do not take XELJANZ if you are already using a biological medicine or a medicine that strongly suppresses the immune system such as azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, tacrolimus and ciclosporin, or if you have severe liver problems.
Talk to your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, take any other medicines, plan to have surgery, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. For more information, see Section 2. What should I know before I take XELJANZ? in the full CMI.
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