DULCOLAX SANOFI CONSUMER HEALTHCARE Presentation: Suppositories: 10mg 6s, Tablets: 5mg 30s and 100s. Active Ingredients: Bisacodyl. Approved Indications: Used for the treatment of constipation. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient, intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain, or dehydration. Precautions: Not recommended for long term and excessive use. Pregnancy. Adverse Effects: Abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Contact your healthcare professional if you notice a rash, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face. Directions: Tablets: Swallow tablets whole with glass of water. Do not crush or chew tablets. Adults and children over 10 years: Take 1 to 2 coated tablets at night (5 to 10mg). Children 4 to 10 years: One coated tablet at night (5mg). Suppository: Remove all of the foil wrapper, then push the suppository gently and slowly, pointed end first, into the rectum (back passage). Adults and children over 10 years: One suppository (10mg). Price Band: $6 - $17 Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine SENOKOT RECKITT BENCKISER (NZ) LTD Presentation: Tablets, 100s. Active Ingredients: Standardised sennosides 7.5mg. Approved Indications: Relief of constipation, including treatment of constipation in elderly, pregnancy, conservative treatment of haemorrhoids, avoidance of straining at stool, control of defecation reflex in incontinent patients, secondary to other causes. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient, undiagnosed acute or persistent abdominal symptoms such as cramps, colic, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or other symptoms of appendicitis. Precautions: Prolonged excessive use of laxatives may produce altered bowel habits, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, steatorrhoea, malabsorption, cathartic colon, water loss and electrolyte disturbances. Not recommended in children under 6 years. Adverse Effects: Colic, cramps, mild griping. Directions: Adults: 2-4 tablets at bedtime; children over 6 years: 1-2 tablets in the morning. Start with the lowest dose, increasing by half the initial dose each day until a comfortable, formed motion is produced. Seek medical advice if no bowel motion after 3 days. Reduce or stop the dose once regularity is achieved. Price Band: $10 - $20. Available on Pharmaceutical Schedule Subsidy Conditions: Partially subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine »» Coughs - Dry BENADRYL PE DRY COUGH & NASAL CONGESTION JOHNSON & JOHNSON (NEW ZEALAND) LTD Presentation: Oral Liquid 200mL. Active Ingredients: Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10mg/5ml, phenylephrine hydrochloride 5mg/5ml. Approved Indications: Relieves symptoms of cough and cold, chesty cough, runny nose and nasal congestion. Contraindications: Children under 6 years. Precautions: Ask your doctor before use if you have high blood pressure, are taking anti-depressants, have heart problems, or are pregnant. Adverse Effects: Phenylephrine may cause sleeplessness in some people. Sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea. Directions: Adults and children over 12 years:10ml every four hours as necessary. Children 6-12 year: 5ml every 4 hours as necessary. No more than 6 doses in 24hrs. Price Band: $10 - $20 Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine BONNINGTON’S IRISH MOSS ASPEN PHARMACARE Presentation: Cough Syrup, 200mL bottle Active Ingredients: Each 10mL contains: 1.7 mg menthol, 9 mg camphor, 240 mg liquorice extract, 13 mg carrageenan, 3.8 uL ipecacuanha Approved Indications: Soothes and relieves coughs and sore throats. Contraindications: None known Precautions: Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your doctor. Store below 30 degrees celsius. Adverse Effects: None known Directions: For adults and children over 12 years, take 10mls and repeat every 2 hours as needed. Price Band: $14-16 per 200mL bottle Medicine Classification: General Sale Page 230 HEALTHCARE HANDBOOK 2017-2018 OTC Products
CODRAL COLD & FLU + COUGH JOHNSON & JOHNSON (NEW ZEALAND) LTD Presentation: Tablets, 24s and 48s. Active Ingredients: Day: Paracetamol 500mg, phenylephrine hydrochloride 5mg, dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10mg. Night: Paracetamol 500mg, chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg, dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10mg. Approved Indications: Temporary relief of cold and flu symptoms including headaches, body aches and pains, blocked and runny nose, fever, dry irritating coughs, and sore throat. Contraindications: Do not use for children under 12 years; with other products containing either paracetamol or antihistamines. Precautions: Ask your doctor before using if you have high blood pressure, are taking antidepressants, have heart problems, are pregnant, are taking any other medicines to treat cough and cold. Adverse Effects: Phenylephrine may cause sleeplessness in some people. Chlorpheniramine maleate (night tablet) may make you drowsy. If drowsy do not drive or operate machinery. Keep to the recommended dose. Directions: Adults and children over 12 years: 2 green day capsules morning, midday and afternoon, and 2 red night capsules at bedtime. Allow 4-6 hours as necessary between doses. Maximum: 6 day and 2 night capsules in 24 hours. Price Band: $10 - $20 and over Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine PHARMACY HEALTH CONGESTED COLD & COUGH PSM HEALTHCARE LTD. T/A API CONSUMER BRANDS Presentation: Oral Liquid 200ml Active Ingredients: Each 10mL of oral liquid contains: Dextromethorphan hydrobromide BP 20mg, phenylephrine hydrochloride BP 10mg, brompheniramine maleate BP 4mg. Indications: This medicine provides relief of cold symptoms including, watery or itchy eyes, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and suppresses coughs. Contraindications: Must not be used in children under 6 years of age. Precautions: Consult a healthcare professional before using in children aged 6 - 12 years. See doctor before using another cough and cold medicine. Do not use with other antihistamines. Avoid alcohol. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have high blood pressure or heart problems or are taking antidepressant medication. Check with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Adverse Effects: This medicine may cause drowsiness. Be cautious about driving a vehicle or operating machinery within 8 hours of taking this medicine. Directions: Children 6 - 12 years: 5mL every 4 hours if required. Adults and Children 12 years and over: 10mL every 4 hours if required. Do not exceed 6 doses in 24 hours. Price Band: $18 - $22 Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only PHARMACY HEALTH STUBBORN DRY TICKLY COUGH PSM HEALTHCARE LTD. T/A API CONSUMER BRANDS Presentation: Oral Liquid 200ml. Active Ingredients: Each 5mL of oral liquid contains: Pholcodine BP 10mg. Indications: This medicine provides relief from a stubborn cough and dry tickly cough for up to 8 hours. Contraindications: Must not be used in children under 6 years of age. Precautions: This preparation contains alcohol (13.2% v/v) and methyl paraben as preservative. Consult a healthcare professional before using in children aged 6 - 12 years. Consult a doctor/pharmacist before using with other medicines intended to treat the symptoms of the common cold. Do not use for more than a few days without medical advice. Adverse Effects: May have a mild sedative effect in some people. Avoid driving or operating machinery if affected. Directions: Children over 6 years: 2.5mL up to four times daily. Adults and Children over 12 years: 5mL up to four times daily if required. Maximum: four doses in 24 hours. Price Band: $18 - $22 Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only »» Coughs - Productive BENADRYL CHESTY FORTE JOHNSON & JOHNSON (NEW ZEALAND) LTD Presentation: Oral liquid, 200ml. Active Ingredients: Bromhexine hydrochloride 3mg/5mL Guaiphenesin 100mg/5ml. Approved Indications: Expectorant and respiratory mucolytic - relief of heavy chesty coughs. Contraindications: Children under 6 years. Precautions: Ask your doctor before use for children 6 years and over. Do not use in children under 6 years. Adverse Effects: None known. Directions: Adults and children over 12 years 10-20ml; children 6-12 years 5-7.5ml. Take 6 hourly as required. Maximum 4 doses in 24hrs. Price Band: $10 - $20 Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine Page 231
According to Stéphane Rossini, incoming Chairman of the Agency Council, the culture of collaboration will remain a factor in ensuring that Switzerland is successful in retaining a high-quality medicines control system: “A globalised economy and the international consumption of therapeutic products entail synergies and collaboration.”
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