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Product name Product type Date released
Expand Vaxigrip Tetra PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand FluQuadri and FluQuadri Junior PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Polivy PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Tysabri PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Tysabri CMI 06 Dec 2021
 
TYSABRI is used to treat relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The cause of MS is not yet known. MS affects the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the body's immune system reacts against its own myelin (the 'insulation' surrounding nerve fibres). In relapsing remitting MS, people have 'exacerbations' from time to time (e.g. blurred vision, weakness
in the legs or arms, or loss of control of bowel or bladder function).
These are followed by periods of recovery. Recovery may be complete or incomplete. If it is incomplete there is 'progression of disability'.
TYSABRI has not been tested in clinical trials in people with MS who are 65 years and over. TYSABRI has not been studied in patients with chronic progressive MS.

How it works

TYSABRI slows down the progression of physical disability in people with relapsing remitting MS and decreases the number of flare-ups (relapses). Some people feel better when they start to take TYSABRI. However, TYSABRI cannot repair damage that has already been caused by MS. When you start on TYSABRI you might not notice any improvement, but TYSABRI may be working to help prevent your MS from becoming worse.
TYSABRI contains the active ingredient natalizumab (rmc). Natalizumab is a type of protein. It decreases the inflammation in your brain that is caused by MS and thereby reduces nerve damage.
TYSABRI works by binding to white blood cells and preventing them from moving into the brain and spinal cord where they cause inflammation, an important part of the MS disease process.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe TYSABRI for another purpose.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
There is not enough information to recommend this medicine for children or adolescents under 18 years of age or elderly 65 years and over.
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Expand Triasyn PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand CellCept PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Dymista PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Spiractin PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Endep PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Imovane PI 06 Dec 2021
 
Expand Dymista CMI 06 Dec 2021
 
Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to azelastine (as hydrochloride) or fluticasone propionate 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 DYMISTA 125/50 Nasal Spray? in the full CMI.
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Expand Spiractin CMI 06 Dec 2021
 
SPIRACTIN is used:
to treat essential hypertension (high blood pressure with an unknown cause)
to treat oedematous disorders (swelling with fluid), including congestive cardiac failure
to help bring potassium levels in the blood back to normal when the levels become too low
to treat hyperaldosteronism (a hormone disorder causing fluid retention)
as add on therapy in malignant hypertension (a very serious form of high blood pressure)
treat excess facial or body hair in women.
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.
There is no evidence that SPIRACTIN is addictive.

How SPIRACTIN works

In fluid build-up and high blood pressure
SPIRACTIN is a fluid tablet or diuretic. It helps reduce the amount of excess fluid in the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. This also helps to lower blood pressure.
In hyperaldosteronism and low potassium levels in the blood
In hyperaldosteronism, the adrenal glands produce too much of a hormone called aldosterone. SPIRACTIN works by stopping the effects of aldosterone.
By stopping the effects of aldosterone, SPIRACTIN also helps to maintain normal levels of potassium in the blood by retaining potassium in the body.
In women with excess hair
All women produce small amounts of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Women with excess facial or body hair tend to be especially sensitive to the action of testosterone on hair growth. SPIRACTIN reduces the growth of hair by stopping the effects of testosterone. Increased urine flow is unlikely to be a problem when SPIRACTIN is used to treat hirsutism. This is because aldosterone levels are not normally high in patients with hirsutism.
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Expand Imrest CMI 06 Dec 2021
 
Imrest is used to help people over 18 years of age with sleeping difficulties, also called insomnia. It can help you fall asleep and to reduce the number of times you wake up during the night. It is used for short term treatment (2-4 weeks) of insomnia. It is not recommended for use for more than 4 weeks at a time.
Your doctor, however, may prescribe Imrest for another purpose.
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.
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Expand Endep CMI 06 Dec 2021
 
Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ENDEP 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 ENDEP? in the full CMI.
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Expand Actemra CMI 06 Dec 2021
 
Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Actemra 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 Actemra? in the full CMI.
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Expand CellCept CMI 06 Dec 2021
 
CellCept contains the active ingredient mycophenolate mofetil.
CellCept belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants.
Immunosuppressants are used to prevent the rejection of a transplanted organ and work by stopping your immune system from reacting to the transplanted organ.
There are many different types of medicines used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ.
CellCept may be used together with other medicines known as cyclosporin and corticosteroids.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why CellCept has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed CellCept for another reason.
CellCept is not addictive.
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
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Expand Imbruvica CMI 03 Dec 2021
 
IMBRUVICA is an anticancer medicine that contains the active substance ibrutinib.
IMBRUVICA is used to treat the following blood cancers in adults:
Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL), a type of cancer affecting the lymph nodes;
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL), including Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL), a type of cancer affecting a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes that also involve the lymph nodes.
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), a very rare cancer affecting the lymphocytes
IMBRUVICA works by blocking a protein in the body that helps cancer cells live and grow. This protein is called Bruton's tyrosine kinase. By blocking this protein, IMBRUVICA may help kill and reduce the number of cancer cells and may also slow the spread of the cancer.
Ask your doctor or healthcare professional if you have any questions about why IMBRUVICA has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Expand Actemra PI 03 Dec 2021
 
Expand Tambocor CMI 03 Dec 2021
 
Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Tambocor 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 Tambocor? in the full CMI.
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