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Medicines list Health Navigator NZ

Medicines list. A medicines list can be used to keep track of the medicines and supplements that you are taking. Write down everything you are taking, even if it is an over-the-counter medicine (not prescribed by your doctor) or a supplement of some …

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Medicines – classification Health Navigator NZ

(2 days ago) restricted medicine (also referred to as 'pharmacist-only medicine') pharmacy-only medicine (also referred to as 'pharmacy medicine') When a medicine is approved in New Zealand, this classification is undertaken by Medsafe, a unit of the Ministry of Health, that …

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Generic medicines Health Navigator NZ

(5 days ago) Key points. When a pharmaceutical company first develops a medicine, it takes out a patent to make sure it has the exclusive right to produce and market the medicine with a particular active ingredient. When the patent for the medicine expires, other manufacturers can also make the medicine with the same active ingredient.

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Medicines and food Health Navigator NZ

(6 days ago) Te reo resources. The Māori Pharmacists’ Association Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā has a free phone line to answer questions whānau have about their medicines. Call 0800 664 688. Note: This is a non-urgent service and they will get back to you within 24 hours. For urgent health advice freephone Healthline 0800 611 116.

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Side effects – medicines Health Navigator NZ

(Just Now) start taking a medicine; have been taking a medicine for a while; have a change in the dose of a medicine; stop taking the medicine. If you notice a new symptom that starts within hours or days of taking a new medicine, it could be that the medicine is the cause.

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Unapproved medicines Health Navigator NZ

(8 days ago) If a medicine has not been approved by Medsafe it is ‘unapproved’. Unapproved medicines are also called section 29 medicines. These are medicines (both branded and generic) available overseas that may have acceptable quality, efficacy and safety, but approval to supply these medicines has not been sought in New Zealand.

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Pain relief medications Health Navigator NZ

(1 days ago) It is a mostly safe and useful medicine if it is taken at the correct dose and can be effective for many different types of pain. For most types of acute or short-term pain, paracetamol is best used when needed, only when you feel pain. However, for some types of chronic or long-term pain, taking paracetamol at regular times (every 6 hours) is

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Complementary and alternative medicine Health Navigator NZ

(6 days ago) They are also called complementary and alternative therapy, natural medicine, herbal remedies, non-conventional medicine and holistic medicine. The following are a few examples. Acupuncture is when fine, solid needles are put into any part of your body. In New Zealand, acupuncture includes different philosophies of needling.

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Blood pressure medicines Health Navigator NZ

(2 days ago) Take your medicine regularly. Get into a routine and take your pills at the same time every day, to help you remember to take them. Try using a pillbox marked with the days of the week and fill it at the beginning of each week to make it easier to remember. Don't let your supply run out.

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Side effects – reporting Health Navigator NZ

(Just Now) Side effects are symptoms you feel when you take a medicine, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements. Side effects range from mild, such as drowsiness or feeling sick (nausea), to severe, life-threatening conditions that need to …

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Breastfeeding & medications Health Navigator New Zealand

(2 days ago) Steps for taking medicine safely while breastfeeding. If you think you may need to take medicine while breastfeeding, working through the following steps can help to keep your baby safe. Talk to your doctor, midwife, Plunket nurse or pharmacist if you have any concerns. 1. Avoid any medicine

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Nortriptyline Health Navigator NZ

(1 days ago) Nortriptyline has many uses. It is used to treat certain kinds of nerve pain (such as neuropathic pain, peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia) and as an aid to help quit smoking, to lessen the nicotine withdrawal symptoms and improve abstinence. Nortriptyline belongs to a group of medicines known as tricyclic antidepressants.

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COVID-19 treatments Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Remdesivir is an antiviral medicine that is used for a range of viruses. It may reduce time to recovery in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 who require oxygen therapy. What medicines are NOT recommended for COVID-19?

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Medicines – expiry date Health Navigator NZ

(9 days ago) the manufacturer that produces the medicine; the pharmacist who supplies the medicine. The shelf life or expiry date of a medicine is the length of time it is effective and safe. This only applies when the medicine is still packaged in the original container and stored correctly.

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Chlortalidone Health Navigator NZ

(1 days ago) Chlortalidone is a diuretic, which means it helps your body get rid of extra salt (sodium) and water. It works by increasing the amount of urine (pee) you make. Chlortalidone is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), and is also used to lessen extra fluid in the body (called oedema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver

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Mebeverine Health Navigator NZ

(8 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Possible side effects. Like all medicines, mebeverine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often side effects improve as your body gets used to the new medicine.

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Calcipotriol Health Navigator NZ

(Just Now) Calcipotriol is an ointment used for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, a condition where red scaly patches develop on your skin, called plaques. The patches vary in size from time to time and can be itchy. Treatment for psoriasis aims to clear the plaques as much as possible. Read more about psoriasis .

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Nebulisers Health Navigator NZ

(8 days ago) Te reo resources. The Māori Pharmacists’ Association Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā has a free phone line to answer questions whānau have about their medicines. Call 0800 664 688. Note: This is a non-urgent service and they will get back to you within 24 hours. For urgent health advice freephone Healthline 0800 611 116.

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Ezetimibe Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Side effects. Like all medicines, e zetimibe can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often side effects improve as your body gets used to the new medicine.

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Medicines – a guide for older adults Health Navigator NZ

(2 days ago) Te reo resources. The Māori Pharmacists’ Association Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā has a free phone line to answer questions whānau have about their medicines. Call 0800 664 688. Note: This is a non-urgent service and they will get back to you within 24 hours. For urgent health advice freephone Healthline 0800 611 116.

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Medicines and pregnancy overview Health Navigator NZ

(Just Now) Te reo resources. The Māori Pharmacists’ Association Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā has a free phone line to answer questions whānau have about their medicines. Call 0800 664 688. Note: This is a non-urgent service and they will get back to you within 24 hours. For urgent health advice freephone Healthline 0800 611 116.

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Itraconazole Health Navigator NZ

(Just Now) Itraconazole is an antifungal used to treat infections caused by fungi. Find out how to take it safely and possible side effects. Itraconazole is also called Itrazole or Sporanox. Type of medicine. Also called. Anti-fungal. Used to treat fungal infections. Itrazole®. Itcozol®.

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Medication dose calculators Health Navigator NZ

(1 days ago) Calculating weight-based dosing for paediatric patients can be tricky and time-consuming. Use the calculators below to work out your doses - just enter your patient’s age and/or weight parameters, and the calculator expresses the dose in milligrams and millilitres of liquid.

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Inhaler devices Health Navigator NZ

(3 days ago) An inhaler is a device used to deliver medicine to the lungs and airways. It is mainly used to treat or prevent diseases of the airways such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or cystic fibrosis.. By getting medicine directly to the lungs, smaller doses of medicine are needed and it can start working more quickly.

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Eye drops Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Eye drops are used when medicine needs to work directly in your eye. Eye drops are commonly used to relieve dry eyes, treat eye allergies (symptoms such as redness, itching and watery eyes), treat eye infections (antibiotic eye drops), treat inflammed eyes (steroid eye drops) or for glaucoma, to relieve pressure in the eye.

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Calcium supplements Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Te reo resources. The Māori Pharmacists’ Association Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā has a free phone line to answer questions whānau have about their medicines. Call 0800 664 688. Note: This is a non-urgent service and they will get back to you within 24 hours. For urgent health advice freephone Healthline 0800 611 116.

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Rosuvastatin Health Navigator NZ

(Just Now) Rosuvastatin is used to lower the level of the bad cholesterol in your blood. Rosuvastatin belongs to a group of medicines called statins. Rosuvastatin is usually used when other statins such as atorvastatin or simvastatin have not worked well. Read more about statins, including when …

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Fluoxetine Health Navigator NZ

(8 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Precautions – while taking fluoxetine. Alcohol: avoid alcohol while you are taking fluoxetine, especially when you first start treatment. Drinking alcohol while taking SSRIs can cause drowsiness and affect concentration, putting

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Lamotrigine Health Navigator NZ

(6 days ago) Lamotrigine is used to treat epilepsy and to control some mood disorders such as bipolar disorder. Find out how to take it safely and possible side effects. Type of medicine. Also called. Belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-epileptic medicines (to prevent seizures) but …

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GlucaGen HypoKit Health Navigator NZ

(4 days ago) GlucaGen HypoKit is an injection kit that contains glucagon, a hormone that raises blood glucose. Glucagon is injected when someone has very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycaemia). When this happens, they usually cannot swallow, respond when you speak to them or squeeze your hand when asked. Sometimes they will collapse or have a seizure.

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) Health Navigator NZ

(4 days ago) This is a combination of oestrogen plus a non-hormone medicine, bazedoxifene. It is an option for women who have a uterus but for whom taking progestogen is unsuitable. Tibolone: Also called Livial® tablets. This isn’t oestrogen or progesterone, but it works in a similar way. Progestogens

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Topiramate Health Navigator NZ

(8 days ago) Dose. In New Zealand topiramate is available as tablets (25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg) and sprinkle capsules (15 mg and 25 mg). The dose of topiramate will be different for different people. Your doctor will start you on a low dose, and increase it slowly over a few weeks to reduce side effects. Topiramate is usually taken two times a day

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Amlodipine Health Navigator NZ

(8 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Side effects. Like all medicines, amlodipine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often side effects improve as your body gets used to the new medicine.

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Codeine Health Navigator NZ

(5 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Side effects. Like all medicines, codeine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often side effects improve as your body gets used to the new medicine. Addiction. Addiction is an excessive craving.

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Pravastatin Health Navigator NZ

(9 days ago) Pravastatin is used to lower raised cholesterol. Find out how to take it safely and possible side effects. Pravastatin is also called Pravachol or Cholvastin. Medicine to lower 'bad' cholesterol (cholesterol is a type of fat in the body). Belongs to a group of medicines …

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Cefalexin Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Cefalexin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as infections of the urinary tract, skin or chest. It can also be used for dental infections or ear infections. It works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria (bugs) and gets rid of the infection. Cefalexin does not work against infections caused by viruses.

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Omeprazole Health Navigator NZ

(8 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Side effects. Like all medicines omeprazole can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often side effects improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine. Rebound acid secretion

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Orlistat Health Navigator NZ

(6 days ago) Te reo resources. The Māori Pharmacists’ Association Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā has a free phone line to answer questions whānau have about their medicines. Call 0800 664 688. Note: This is a non-urgent service and they will get back to you within 24 hours. For urgent health advice freephone Healthline 0800 611 116.

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Verapamil Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) The pharmacy label on your medicine will tell you how much verapamil to take, how often to take it, and any special instructions. How to take verapamil. Verapamil immediate release and slow release tablets are available in different strengths. If your tablets look different to your last supply speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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Paracetamol Health Navigator NZ

(9 days ago) Paracetamol is a very popular medicine and when taken correctly works well. However, too much paracetamol is very harmful to your liver. If you realise you have had too much paracetamol (including from other products with paracetamol in them), call your doctor, nurse or the Poisons Centre 0800 POISON (0800 764 766) immediately.

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Denosumab Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Contraception: If you are a women of childbearing age, you should use an effective method of birth control (contraception) during treatment with denosumab and for …

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Cough and cold medicines – adults Health Navigator NZ

(5 days ago) Pain relievers can be used to relieve pain and discomfort such as headache and muscle aches and pains. The main types of pain relievers found in cold and cough medicines are: paracetamol. ibuprofen. Paracetamol is mostly safe if it is taken at the correct dose.

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Losartan Health Navigator NZ

(6 days ago) Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and to prevent kidney problems in people with diabetes. Find out how to take it safely and possible side effects. Losartan is also called Cozaar. Type of medicine. Also called. Belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) Losartan Actavis®.

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Zopiclone Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions or it can only be used with extra care. Precautions – while you are taking zopiclone. Extra care is needed when taking zopiclone because it can cause sleepiness and affect your concentration the next day.

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Clozapine Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) The dose of clozapine is different for different people, depending on your response. Your doctor will start you on a low dose and increase it slowly as your body gets used to it. The following is a guide. Day 1: Start with 12.5 mg one or 2 times a day. Day 2: Increase to 25 mg one or 2 times a day.

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Sacubitril and valsartan Health Navigator NZ

(2 days ago) sacubitril 48.6 mg + valsartan 51.4 mg. sacubitril 97.2 mg + valsartan 102.8 mg. The dose of Entresto is 1 tablet twice daily. Your doctor will decide your starting dose based on which medicines you have been taking before. You will be started on a low dose and it will be adjusted depending on your response to treatment.

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Norfloxacin Health Navigator NZ

(9 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Side effects. Like all medicines, norfloxacin can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often side effects improve as your body gets used to the new medicine. Tendon problems

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Rivaroxaban Health Navigator NZ

(9 days ago) Rivaroxaban is a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) that is indicated for: Prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and another risk factor (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥ 75 years, diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischaemic attack).

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Cyclizine Health Navigator NZ

(7 days ago) Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care. Possible side effects. Like all medicines, cyclizine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often side effects go away once your body gets used to the new medicine.

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