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TELFAST ORAL LIQUID

TELFAST ORAL LIQUID SANOFI CONSUMER HEALTHCARE Presentation: Oral liquid 150mL bottle. 30mg/5mL. Active Ingredients: Fexofenadine hydrochloride. Approved Indications: Relief of the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), perennial allergic rhinitis and urticaria (hives). Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Precautions: Pregnancy & lactation. Adverse Effects: Occasional headache, drowsiness, nausea, fatigue and dizziness. Directions: 6-23 months for itchy skin/hives: 2.5mL twice daily as required. 2-11 year for itchy skin/hives & hay fever allergies: 5mL twice daily as required. Price Band: $25 Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine »» Hayfever BECONASE ALLERGY & HAYFEVER ASPEN PHARMACARE Presentation: Nasal spray, 200 sprays. Active Ingredients: Beclomethasone dipropionate 50mcg per spray. Approved Indications: Short-term treatment or prevention of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to beclomethasone dipropionate or to any ingredient listed on the leaflet; or recurrent nosebleeds. Precautions: Nasal infection or wound, steroid dependency, pregnancy, lactation, tuberculosis. Consult with doctor after 3 months of continuous use. Adverse Effects: Rarely, nasal and throat irritation, sneezing, epistaxis, headache, raised intraocular pressure or glaucoma. Very rarely, nasal septal perforation. Directions: Adults and children 12 years and over: 2 sprays into each nostril twice daily. Price Band: $20 and over Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine LIVOSTIN EYE DROPS JOHNSON & JOHNSON (NEW ZEALAND) LTD Presentation: Eye drops 4mL. Active Ingredients: Levocabastine hydrochloride 0.5mg/mL. Approved Indications: Relieves watery, itchy or red eyes due to hayfever or allergic conjunctivitis. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Precautions: Ask your doctor before using if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have or have ever had kidney impairment or you wear contact lenses. Adverse Effects: Occasional, transient local irritation. Directions: Adults and children: 1 drop in the effected eye(s), twice daily. If necessary the dose may be increased to 1 drop 3-4 times daily. Do not use for longer than 8 weeks. Price Band: $10 - $20. Available on Pharmaceutical Schedule Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine LIVOSTIN NASAL SPRAY JOHNSON & JOHNSON (NEW ZEALAND) LTD Presentation: Nasal Spray 10mL. Active Ingredients: Levocabastine hydrochloride 0.5mg/mL. Indications: Relieves an itchy or runny nose and sneezing due to hayfever and allergic rhinitis. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Precautions: Ask your doctor before using if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have or have ever had kidney impairment. Adverse Effects: Occasional, transient local irritation. Directions: Adults and children: 2 sprays in each nostril, twice daily. If necessary the dose may be increased to 2 sprays 3-4 times daily. Do not use for longer than 8 weeks. Price Band: $10 - $20 and over Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine Page 240 HEALTHCARE HANDBOOK 2017-2018 OTC Products

MAXICLEAR HAYFEVER & SINUS RELIEF AFT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD Presentation: Tablets: 30s. Active Ingredients: Loratadine 2.5mg, phenylephrine hydrochloride 10mg. Indications: For the relief of nasal and sinus congestion, hayfever, runny nose, watery and itchy eyes and sneezing. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to phenylephrine, severe hypertension, coronary heart disease, narrow angle glaucoma, prostate hyperplasia, hypersensitivity to loratadine. Precautions: Do not use in children under 12 years. Prolonged or excessive use may be harmful. Adverse Effects: Phenylephrine may cause insomnia or sleeplessness in some people. Directions: Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet 4 times daily. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Price Band: $10 - $20 and over (Price varies with pack size) Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine »» Headache MAXIGESIC AFT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD Presentation: Tablets: 10s, 16s, 32s, 50s, 100s. Active Ingredients: Paracetamol 500mg & ibuprofen 150mg. Approved Indications: For relief of pain and reduction of fever and inflammation. For use in headache, toothache, arthritis, rheumatic pain, migraine headache, dental procedures, tennis elbow, aches and pains associated with cold and flu, tension headache, backache, period pain, sinus pain, sore throat, and muscular pain. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Existing peptic ulceration or other stomach disorders, asthma, impaired kidney function or heart failure. Urticaria or rhinitis associated with aspirin or other NSAIDS, pregnancy except on Doctors advice. Do not use in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Precautions: Do not combine with any other paracetamol or ibuprofen containing medications. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Adverse Effects: Nausea, dyspepsia, rash, constipation, dizziness, GI bleeding (rare at OTC dose). Hepatic dysfunction and papillary necrosis may occur. Directions: Adults & children over 12 years: Take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as required up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Not recommended for children under 12 years old. Price Band: $10 - $20 and over (Price varies with pack size) Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: General Sale (10s, 16s) Pharmacy Only (32s, 50s, 100s) NUROFEN RECKITT BENCKISER (NZ) LTD Presentation: Tablets: 12s, 24s, 48s, 96s. Caplets: 12s, 24s. Active Ingredients: Ibuprofen 200mg. Approved Indications: Headache, tension headache, migraine headache, cold and flu symptoms, back pain, fever, period pain, sinus pain, dental pain, arthritic pain and muscular pain. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Existing peptic ulceration, history of asthma or bronchospasm, urticaria or rhinitis associated with aspirin or other NSAIDs. Renal impairment or heart failure. Pregnancy except on doctor’s advice. Last 3 months of pregnancy. Precautions: Asthma, history of peptic ulceration, regular treatment with other medications. Adverse Effects: Nausea, dyspepsia, rash, dizziness. GI bleeding (rare at OTC dose). Hepatic dysfunction and papillary necrosis may occur. Directions: Adults and children from 12 years: 2 tablets, then 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours as required, maximum 6 tablets in 24 hours. Children 7-12 years: 1 tablet every 6-8 hours as required, maximum 4 tablets in 24 hours. Does not need to be taken with food. Price Band: Under $10 - $20 and over (Price varies with pack size) Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: General Sale (packs up to 25), Pharmacy Only Medicine (packs more than 25) NUROFEN PLUS RECKITT BENCKISER (NZ) LTD Presentation: Tablets, 12s, 30s Active Ingredients: Ibuprofen 200mg, codeine phosphate 12.8mg. Approved Indications: Tension headache, migraine headache, period pain, dental pain, neuralgia, back pain, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, arthritic pain, headache. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Existing peptic ulceration. History of bronchospasm, asthma, rhinitis or urticaria associated with aspirin or other NSAIDs. Pregnancy except on a doctor’s advice. Last 3 months of pregnancy. Renal impairment, heart failure, chronic constipation, breathing difficulties. Breastfeeding, except on doctor’s advice. For more than 3 days, except on doctor’s advice. Precautions: Asthma, history of peptic ulceration, regular treatment with other medications, constipation, head injuries. Adverse Effects: Nausea, dyspepsia, rash, dizziness, GI bleed (rare at OTC dose), constipation, drowsiness (rare), respiratory depression, cough suppression. Hepatic dysfunction and papillary necrosis may occur. Directions: Adults and children from 12 years: 2 tablets, then 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours as required, maximum 6 tablets in 24 hours. Does not need to be taken with food. Price Band: $10 - $20 and over (Price varies with pack size) Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacist Only Page 241

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