Your Country: ?
Your Currency: ?
CONTACT US
USA: 877 271 6591
UK: 0808 234 7254
Outside UK/USA: 1 877 271 6591
Your Country: ?
Your Currency: ?
Login | SHOPPING CART    (0 items)
USA: 877 271 6591
UK: 0808 234 7254
Outside UK/USA: 1 877 271 6591
Your Country: ?
Your Currency: ?
Login | SHOPPING CART    (0 items)
FREE SHIPPING TO UNITED STATES

                Ooops, sorry the page you requested cannot be found.

               
Are you looking for:
Trisul 500 Tablets/Pack (Sulphamethoxazole/Trimethoprim)

Trisul general information

What is Trisul used for?

Trisul tablets 480mg are a combination antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections caused by susceptible bacteria in various parts of the body, when a single antibiotic has not eliminated the infection. These include infections of the urinary tract, such as cystitis, upper and lower respiratory tract, such as bronchits, genital tract infections such as gonorrhoea, and infections of the gastrointestinal system, such as gastroenteritis due to E.coli and shigellosis. It is also used for the treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis, which is a form of pneumonia caused by a type of fungus that lives in the lungs.

How does Trisul work?

Trisul tablets 480mg contain cotrimoxazole, a combination of two antibiotics trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole that block two consecutive steps in the biosynthetic pathway needed for bacterial DNA and protein synthesis. Sulfamethoxazole in Trisul tablets 480mg competes with para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) which the bacterial cells use to make an important metabolite dihydrofolic acid. Trimethoprim in Trisul tablets 480mg inhibits a specific bacterial enzyme called dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) that converts dihydrofolic acid to tetrahydrofolic acid. These combined actions of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole block bacterial folate biosynthesis, needed for making nucleic acids and proteins, preventing replication of the bacteria by bacteriostasis, which limits the growth of the bacteria and stops the spread of infection. Trisul tablets 480mg are effective against a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus species, Enterobacter species Escherichia coli Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis.

What does Trisul contain?

Trisul tablets 480mg contains the active ingredient cotrimoxazole, which is a combination of two antibiotics; trimethoprim (80mg) and sulfamethoxazole (400mg) that are used in combination to treat a range of bacterial infections. They also contain docusate sodium, magnesium stearate, povidone and sodium starch glycollate.

Treating bacterial infection with Trisul

Trisul tablets 480mg contain cotrimoxazole, a combination of two antibiotics that are use to treat a variety of infections caused by susceptible bacteria in various parts of the body, when a single antibiotic has not eliminated the infection. These include infections of the urinary tract, such as cystitis, upper and lower respiratory tract, such as bronchits, genital tract infections such as gonorrhoea, and infections of the gastrointestinal system, such as gastroenteritis due to E.coli and shigellosis. It is also used for the treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis, which is a form of pneumonia caused by a type of fungus that lives in the lungs. Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole in Trisul tablets 480mg block two consecutive steps in the biosynthetic pathway needed for bacterial DNA and protein synthesis. Sulfamethoxazole Trisul tablets 480mg competes with para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) which the bacterial cells use to make an important metabolite dihydrofolic acid. Trimethoprim in Trisul tablets 480mg inhibits a specific bacterial enzyme called dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) that converts dihydrofolic acid to tetrahydrofolic acid. These combined actions of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole block bacterial folate biosynthesis, needed for making nucleic acids and proteins, which prevents replication of the bacteria by bacteriostasis, which limits the growth of the bacteria and stops the spread of infection.

What are the side effects of Trisul?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Trisul tablets 480mg include: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea sore mouth, skin rash, itching.

When should Trisul not be used?

You should not use Trisul tablets 480mg if you:
  • are allergic to trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole or any ingredients in Trisul
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • have a folate deficiency
  • have porphyria, a type of blood disorder
  • are taking medicines that interact with Trisul, including: thiazide diuretics, the anti malarial pyrimethamine, the antiretrovirals zidovudine and lamivudine, the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, the anticoagulant warfarin, the antiepileptic phenytoin, sulphonylurea antidiabetic drugs, other antifolate drugs like the anticancer drug methotrexate, digoxin for heart failure, procainamide for irregular heart beat, amantadine for Parkinson's disease

What medications interact with Trisul?

Several medications interact with Trisul and should either not be taken while you are taking Trisul or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with Trisul: thiazide diuretics, the anti malarial pyrimethamine, the antiretroviral zidovudine, the immunosuppressant cyclosporine
  • Drugs that affect Trisul: procainamide for irregular heart beat, amantadine for Parkinson's disease
  • Drugs that are affected by Trisul: the antiretroviral lamivudine, the anticoagulant warfarin, the antiepileptic phenytoin, sulphonylurea antidiabetic drugs, procainamide for irregular heart beat, amantadine for Parkinson's disease, digoxin for heart failure, other antifolate drugs like the anticancer drug methotrexate

How should Trisul be taken?

You should take your Trisul tablets 480mg with food, to reduce risk of upset stomach. The dose you day and how often depends on what you are being treated for. You should continue to take your Trisul tablets 480mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for a few days, but at least 5 days for most infections or for longer if necessary for the infection to clear.

How long should you take Trisul?

You should continue to take your Trisul tablets 480mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for a few days, but at least 5 days for most infections or for longer if necessary for the infection to clear.

Missed dose of Trisul

If you miss a dose of Trisul tablets 480mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Trisul be stored?

You should store your Trisul below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light.


Strone-100 Injection IM (Progesterone) 10 Ampoules/Pack

Strone-100 general information

What is Strone-100 used for?

Strone-100 injection is used to prevent miscarriage and help an early pregnancy to continue where there have been previous repeated unexplained miscarriages; or where the body has not produced enough progesterone to maintain the pregnancy due to a luteal phase defect. Strone-100 injection is also used to help with certain infertility treatments, including In-Vitro Ferilisation (IVF) or Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT). In selected cases Strone-100 injection helps increase the chances that the fertilised egg will successfully implant into the endometrium. Another use for Strone-100 injection is to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding and includes heavy bleeding (menorrhagia), irregular bleeding, spotting mid-cycle, post-menopausal bleeding or no bleeding (amenorrhea). Uterine bleeding disorders are usually due to a hormonal imbalance between oestrogen and progesterone and Strone-100 injection is used to help restore this balance.

How does Strone-100 work?

Strone-100 injection contains progesterone, a hormone that is involved in regulating the normal menstrual cycle and is naturally produced by the ovaries during the second phase or luteal phase of the cycle. It acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase to prepare the endometrium for a pregnancy. This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, if conception occurs; if not, levels of oestrogen and progesterone fall and the endometrium is shed (menstruation). Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary for the first few weeks of pregnancy (8-12 weeks) and once the fertilised egg has successfully implanted into the endometrium, progesterone is produced by the developing placenta to continue the pregnancy. Strone-100 injection helps maintain progesterone at levels that are sufficient for implantation to occur and for a pregnancy to continue to reduce the risk of a miscarriage. Strone-100 injection also helps maintain sufficient levels of progesterone for increasing the success of assisted fertility treatment for infertility; also progesterone in Strone-100 injection helps restore the balance between oestrogen and progesterone to correct uterine bleeding disorders.

What does Strone-100 contain?

Strone-100 injection contains the active ingredient progesterone a naturally produced hormone involved in the normal menstrual cycle and in maintaining a pregnancy. Each ampoule contains 100mg progesterone per 1mL in a medium chain triglyceride oil base with benzyl alcohol as preservative.

Treating threatened miscarriage with Strone-100

Strone-100 injection contains progesterone that is used to help prevent an early miscarriage and help the pregnancy to continue where there have been previous repeated unexplained miscarriages or miscarriage due to insufficient progesterone production to maintain the pregnancy due to a luteal phase defect. Progesterone is a natural hormone produced by the ovaries during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase. This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, following conception. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary for the first few weeks of pregnancy (8-12 weeks) and once the fertilised egg has successfully implanted into the endometrium, progesterone is produced by the developing placenta to continue the pregnancy. Strone-100 injection helps maintain progesterone levels needed for implantation and to continue the pregnancy to reduce the risk of a miscarriage.

Strone-100 for assisted fertility treatment

Strone-100 injection contains progesterone that is used to help increase the success of assisted fertility treatment for infertility. These include In-Vitro Ferilisation (IVF) or Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT). Progesterone is a natural hormone produced by the ovaries during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase. This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, following conception. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary for the first few weeks of pregnancy (8-12 weeks) and then once the fertilised egg has successfully implanted into the endometrium, progesterone is produced by the developing placenta to continue the pregnancy. In selected cases Strone-100 injection helps increase the chances that the fertilised egg will successfully implant into the endometrium so that the pregnancy will continue.

Strone-100 for uterine bleeding disorders

Strone-100 injection contains progesterone that is used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding and includes heavy bleeding (menorrhagia), irregular bleeding, spotting mid-cycle, post-menopausal bleeding or no bleeding (amenorrhea). Progesterone is a hormone involved in regulating the normal menstrual cycle and is naturally produced by the ovaries during the second or luteal phase of the cycle. It acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase to prepare the endometrium for a pregnancy. This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, if conception occurs; if not, levels of oestrogen and progesterone fall and the endometrium is shed (menstruation). Uterine bleeding disorders are usually due to a hormonal imbalance between oestrogen and progesterone and Strone-100 injection is used to help restore this balance.

What are the side effects of Strone-100?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Strone-100 include: menstrual changes (breakthrough bleeding, spotting, or missed periods) oedema (fluid retention), weight gain or loss dizziness, drowsiness, fever, headache, nausea, somnolence (sleepiness), skin irritation at the site of injection, breast changes. More severe side effects include jaundice.

When should Strone-100 not be used?

You should not use Strone-100 if you:
  • are allergic to progesterone or other progestins or any ingredients in Strone-100
  • have ever had an incomplete or missed abortion/miscarriage
  • have a past or family history of carcinoma of the breast, endometrial carcinoma
  • a history of thrombosis (blood clots) or stroke
  • abnormal genital bleeding of unknown cause
  • have liver disease
  • are taking medicines that interact with Strone-100, including bromocriptine (for menstrual problems), the immunosuppressant cyclosporine.

How should Strone-100 be used?

You will be given Strone-100 by intra-muscular injection into the buttock, by your nurse or doctor. The dose you are given and how frequently will depend on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation. For a threatened miscarriage you will be given one injection immediately, followed by daily injections for 7-10 days. To prevent a miscarriage or to assist with infertility treatment you will be given an injection usually twice weekly from around day 9 up to 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. For uterine bleeding disorders, you will be given an injection daily for 5-10 days until around two days before your period is due.

How long should you take Strone-100?

The dose you are given and how frequently will depend on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation.

Missed dose of Strone-100

If you have missed a dose of Strone-100 contact your nurse or doctor as soon as you remember.

How should Strone-100 be stored?

You should store your Strone-100 below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light.


Strone-200 Injection IM (Progesterone) 10 Ampoules/Pack

Strone-200 general information

What is Strone-200 used for?

Strone-200 injection is used to prevent miscarriage and help an early pregnancy to continue where there have been previous repeated unexplained miscarriages; or where the body has not produced enough progesterone to maintain the pregnancy due to a luteal phase defect.  Strone-200 injection is also used to help with certain infertility treatments, including In-Vitro Ferilisation (IVF) or Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT).  In selected cases Strone-200 injection helps increase the chances that the fertilised egg will successfully implant into the endometrium.  Another use for Strone-200 injection is to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding and includes heavy bleeding (menorrhagia), irregular bleeding, spotting mid-cycle, post-menopausal bleeding or no bleeding (amenorrhea).  Uterine bleeding disorders are usually due to a hormonal imbalance between oestrogen and progesterone and Strone-200 injection is used to help restore this balance.

How does Strone-200 work?

Strone-200 injection contains progesterone, a hormone that is involved in regulating the normal menstrual cycle and is naturally produced by the ovaries during the second phase or luteal phase of the cycle.  It acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase to prepare the endometrium for a pregnancy.  This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, if conception occurs; if not, levels of oestrogen and progesterone fall and the endometrium is shed (menstruation).  Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary for the first few weeks of pregnancy (8-12 weeks) and once the fertilised egg has successfully implanted into the endometrium, progesterone is produced by the developing placenta to continue the pregnancy.  Strone-200 injection helps maintain progesterone at levels that are sufficient for implantation to occur and for a pregnancy to continue to reduce the risk of a miscarriage.  Strone-200 injection also helps maintain sufficient levels of progesterone for increasing the success of assisted fertility treatment for infertility; also progesterone in Strone-200 injection helps restore the balance between oestrogen and progesterone to correct uterine bleeding disorders.

What does Strone-200 contain?

Strone-200 injection contains the active ingredient progesterone a naturally produced hormone involved in the normal menstrual cycle and in maintaining a pregnancy.  Each ampoule contains 200mg progesterone per 2mL in a medium chain triglyceride oil base with benzyl alcohol as preservative.  ie it is Progesterone 100mg/ml but is a 2ml vial containing 200mg 

Treating threatened miscarriage with Strone-200

Strone-200 injection contains progesterone that is used to help prevent an early miscarriage and help the pregnancy to continue where there have been previous repeated unexplained miscarriages or miscarriage due to insufficient progesterone production to maintain the pregnancy due to a luteal phase defect.  Progesterone is a natural hormone produced by the ovaries during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase.  This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, following conception.  Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary for the first few weeks of pregnancy (8-12 weeks) and once the fertilised egg has successfully implanted into the endometrium, progesterone is produced by the developing placenta to continue the pregnancy.  Strone-200 injection helps maintain progesterone levels needed for implantation and to continue the pregnancy to reduce the risk of a miscarriage.  

Strone-200 for assisted fertility treatment

Strone-200 injection contains progesterone that is used to help increase the success of assisted fertility treatment for infertility.  These include In-Vitro Ferilisation (IVF) or Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT).  Progesterone is a natural hormone produced by the ovaries during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase.  This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, following conception.  Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary for the first few weeks of pregnancy (8-12 weeks) and then once the fertilised egg has successfully implanted into the endometrium, progesterone is produced by the developing placenta to continue the pregnancy.  In selected cases Strone-200 injection helps increase the chances that the fertilised egg will successfully implant into the endometrium so that the pregnancy will continue.

Strone-200 for uterine bleeding disorders

Strone-200 injection contains progesterone that is used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding and includes heavy bleeding (menorrhagia), irregular bleeding, spotting mid-cycle, post-menopausal bleeding or no bleeding (amenorrhea).  Progesterone is a hormone involved in regulating the normal menstrual cycle and is naturally produced by the ovaries during the second or luteal phase of the cycle.  It acts on the endometrium (lining of the uterus) converting the proliferating phase to the secretory phase to prepare the endometrium for a pregnancy.  This causes the endometrium, which has thickened in response to oestrogen during the first half of the cycle, to stop growing and start secreting hormones and other proteins needed to maintain a pregnancy, if conception occurs; if not, levels of oestrogen and progesterone fall and the endometrium is shed (menstruation).  Uterine bleeding disorders are usually due to a hormonal imbalance between oestrogen and progesterone and Strone-200 injection is used to help restore this balance.

What are the side effects of Strone-200?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Strone-200 include: menstrual changes (breakthrough bleeding, spotting, or missed periods) oedema (fluid retention), weight gain or loss dizziness, drowsiness, fever, headache, nausea, somnolence (sleepiness), skin irritation at the site of injection, breast changes.  More severe side effects include jaundice.  

When should Strone-200 not be used?

You should not use Strone-200 if you:

  • are allergic to progesterone or other progestins or any ingredients in Strone-200
  • have ever had an incomplete or missed abortion/miscarriage
  • have a past or family history of carcinoma of the breast, endometrial carcinoma
  • a history of thrombosis (blood clots) or stroke
  • abnormal genital bleeding of unknown cause
  • have liver disease
  • are taking medicines that interact with Strone-200, including bromocriptine (for menstrual problems), the immunosuppressant cyclosporine.

How should Strone-200 be used?

You will be given Strone-200 by intra-muscular injection into the buttock, by your nurse or doctor.  The dose you are given and how frequently will depend on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation.  For a threatened miscarriage you will be given one injection immediately, followed by daily injections for 7-10 days.  To prevent a miscarriage or to assist with infertility treatment you will be given an injection usually twice weekly from around day 9 up to 12-14 weeks of pregnancy.  For uterine bleeding disorders, you will be given an injection daily for 5-10 days until around two days before your period is due.

How long should you take Strone-200?

The dose you are given and how frequently will depend on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation.  

Missed dose of Strone-200

If you have missed a dose of Strone-200 contact your nurse or doctor as soon as you remember.

How should Strone-200 be stored?

You should store your Strone-200 below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light. 

Glucobay (Acarbose 100mg) Tablets (Sourced from Turkey)

Glucobay general information

What is Glucobay used for?

Glucobay tablets 100mg are an oral antihyperglycaemic medication that is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus (also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes or maturity onset diabetes) who are unable to achieve adequate glycaemic control (normal blood sugar levels) with diet and exercise alone.  Glucobay 100 can be used as first time treatment for newly diagnosed diabetics, or for patients who are not responding to other medications used to lower blood sugar, and can be used alone as monotherapy, or in combination with other diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and metformin, to improve glycaemic control.  Glucobay tablets 100mg should be used in conjunction with diet, exercise and weight loss.  Glucobay tablets 100mg can also be used in conjunction with insulin in type 1 diabetes (also called insulin-dependent diabetes), where insulin alone does not provide adequate glycaemic control.  Maintaining glycaemic control with Glucobay tablets 100mg reduces risk of serious health complications associated with diabetes due to microvascular damage (damage to capillaries), including diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina in the eye with loss of vision), diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) that can result in foot ulcers and amputation, and diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).  Diabetes also contributes to cardiovascular disease that can result in heart attack and stroke. 

How does Glucobay work?

Glucobay tablets 100mg contain acarbose, an antihyperglycemic drug belonging to the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor group of drugs, that is used to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.  The enzyme alpha-glucosidases is needed to digest complex carbohydrates in the diet (disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides) and convert them to monosaccharides, which are simple sugars like glucose that can be more easily absorbed by the small intestines.  Acarbose in Glucobay 100 inhibits the alpha-glucosidases produced by the wall of the small intestines and the pancreas and this slows down the digestion of carbohydrates from the diet, reducing the amount of glucose that enters the blood after a meal (posprandial) and lowering abnormally high blood sugar levels that occur after each meal.  Also, Glucose derived from carbohydrates is released into the blood more slowly, so that acarbose in Glucobay tablets 100mg helps keep blood glucose levels normal between meals, preventing fluctuations in the daily blood glucose profile, which is reflected in the amount of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) a measure of blood glucose over a prolonged period of time.   

What does Glucobay contain?

Glucobay tablets 100mg contain the active ingredient acarbose, an antihyperglycemic drug that is used to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.  They also contain microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate.

Treating diabetes with Glucobay

Glucobay tablets 100mg contain acarbose, an antihyperglycemic drug that is used to control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) where adequate glycaemic control (normal blood sugar levels) cannot be achieved with diet and exercise alone.  Glucobay 100 can be used alone as monotherapy, or in combination with other diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and metformin to improve glycaemic control, and in conjunction with diet, exercise and weight loss.  Glucobay tablets 100mg can also be used in conjunction with insulin in type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes), where insulin alone does not provide adequate glycaemic control.  Acarbose in Glucobay 100 inhibits the enzyme alpha-glucosidases which digests complex carbohydrates and converts them to monosaccharides, which are simple sugars like glucose that can be more easily absorbed by the small intestines.  This action of acarbose in Glucobay 100 slows down the digestion of carbohydrates from the diet, reducing the amount of glucose that enters the blood after a meal (posprandial) and lowering abnormally high blood sugar levels that occur after each meal.  Maintaining glycaemic control with Glucobay tablets 100mg reduces risk of serious health complications associated with diabetes due to microvascular damage (damage to capillaries), including diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina in the eye with loss of vision), diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).  Diabetes also contributes to cardiovascular disease that can result in heart attack and stroke.

What are the side effects of Glucobay?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Glucobay tablets 100mg include flatulence (wind), gastrointestinal and abdominal pains and diarrhoea.  If you are taking Glucobay 100 with other antihyperglyacemic diabetic mediation this may cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) which can make you feel dizzy and light-headed.

When should Glucobay not be used?

You should not use Glucobay tablets 100mg if you:

  • are allergic to acarbose or any ingredients in Glucobay
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • have intestinal obstruction, disorders of digestion or absorption or inflammatory bowel disease
  • are taking other diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and metformin, without discussion with your doctor
  • are taking medicines that interact with Glucobay including cholestyramine for high cholesterol, Intestinal adsorbents like charcoal used to binds toxins, digestive enzyme for treatment of pancreatic insufficiency, the antibiotic neomycin, digoxin for heart failure

What medications interact with Glucobay?

Several medications interact with Glucobay tablets 100mg and should either not be taken while you are taking Glucobay or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:

  • Drugs that affect Glucobay: the antibiotic neomycin, Intestinal adsorbents like charcoal used to binds toxins, cholestyramine for high cholesterol, digestive enzyme for treatment of pancreatic insufficiency
  • Drugs that are affected by Glucobay: digoxin for heart failure

How should Glucobay be taken?

You should take your Glucobay tablets 100mg three times daily with each meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner, either swallowed whole with a small amount of liquid just before your first mouthful or chewed as you eat your first mouthful of food.  The dose you take and how often may be decreased initially and then increased after a 6-8 weeks, depending on your doctor’s recommendation, how well you response and your blood sugar levels.  You should avoid taking cane sugar (sucrose) and products containing sugar, while you are taking Glucobay tablets 100mg as this may cause stomach discomfort or diarrhoea.  You should continue to take your Glucobay tablets 100mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for long-term.  

How long should you take Glucobay?

You should continue to take your Glucobay tablets 100mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for long-term.  

Missed dose of Glucobay

If you miss a dose of Glucobay tablets 100mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not take a double dose.

How should Glucobay be stored?

You should store your Glucobay tablets 100mg below 25°C in a cool dry place. 

Pimafucort (Hydrocortisone/Natamycin/Neomycin) Ointment

Pimafucort general information

What is Pimafucort used for?

Pimafucort Ointment is used for the short-term treatment of superficial skin conditions (dermatoses), that have become or are at risk of becoming infected with a bacterial or fungal infection.  These skin conditions include dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), seborrhoeic dermatitis (caused by over active sebaceous glands), eczema also called atopic dermatitis as there is a predisposition due to an inherited atopic tendency, lichen simplex a form of dermatitis made worse by constant itching and scratching.  Also, psoriasis, autoimmune skin condition characterised by a chronic scaly rash.  Pimafucort Ointment helps relieve symptoms like itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling and discomfort common to many skin conditions, particularly where there is inflammation and where there is also the added complication of a bacterial and/or fungal (usually candida) infection.

How does Pimafucort work?

Pimafucort Ointment contains a combination of the corticosteroid hydrocortisone, the antibiotic neomycin, and the antifungal natamycin, that work together to treat inflammatory and infected skin conditions. Hydrocortisone in Pimafucort Ointment is a potent anti-inflammatory with anti-pruritic properties (anti-itching) and works by blocking the action of phospholipase A2, the first enzyme involved in the synthesis of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which are hormone-like substances involved in the inflammatory process; also cyclooxygenase (COX 1 and COX 2), the enzymes specifically involved in prostaglandin production.  Blocking the production of inflammatory chemicals prevents the swelling and redness characteristic of inflammation and the itching and rash formation that can happen as a result of inflammation.  Hydrocortisone in Pimafucort Ointment also causes vasoconstriction (blood vessels contract), which constricts blood vessels that have become dilated (widened) and leaky, allowing other inflammatory cells into the skin to escalate the inflammatory response.  Neomycin in Pimafucort Ointment is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is commonly used in creams and ointments and is effective against a wide range of bacteria that cause skin infections. Neomycin in Pimafucort Ointment works by blocking the synthesis of essential proteins needed for the bacteria to survive and replicate, which kills the bacteria and prevents spread of infection.  Natamycin in Pimafucort Ointment is an antifungal that is particularly active against yeast infections caused by the yeast candida.  It works by binding to ergosterol, an important component of the fungal cell membrane that is not found in animal cells.  Natamycin in Pimafucort Ointment weakens the fungal cell membrane, causing the cell contents to leak out, which kills the fungus.  Pimafucort Ointment helps relieve symptoms of inflammation and prevents spread of bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. 

What does Pimafucort contain?

Pimafucort Ointment contains a combination of three active ingredients: the corticosteroid hydrocortisone (10mg/g), the antibiotic neomycin (3.5mg/g), and the antifungal natamycin (10mg/g), that work together to treat inflammatory and infected skin conditions.  It also contains polyethylene oleogel (liquid paraffin with 5% w/w polyethylene).

Treating infected skin conditions with Pimafucort

Pimafucort Ointment contains a combination of the corticosteroid hydrocortisone, the antibiotic neomycin, and the antifungal natamycin, that are used to treat superficial skin conditions, that have become or are at risk of becoming infected with a bacterial or fungal infection. These skin conditions include dermatitis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, lichen simplex (a form of dermatitis) and psoriasis, an autoimmune skin condition characterised by a chronic scaly rash.  Hydrocortisone in Pimafucort Ointment is a potent anti-inflammatory with anti-pruritic properties (anti-itching) and works by blocking the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins that cause swelling and redness characteristic of inflammation and the itching and rash formation that can happen as a result of inflammation.  Hydrocortisone in Pimafucort Ointment also causes leaky blood vessels to constrict, preventing leakage of inflammatory cells at the site of inflammation.  Neomycin in Pimafucort Ointment is a broad-spectrum antibiotic effective against a wide range of bacteria that cause skin infections and works by blocking the synthesis of essential proteins needed for the bacteria to survive and replicate, which kills the bacteria and prevents spread of infection.  Natamycin in Pimafucort Ointment is an antifungal that works by binding to ergosterol, an important component of the fungal cell membrane which weakens the fungal cell membrane, causing the cell contents to leak out, which kills the fungus.  Pimafucort Ointment helps relieve symptoms of inflammation and prevents spread of bacterial and fungal infections of the skin.

What are the side effects of Pimafucort?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Pimafucort Ointment include temporary aggravation of the skin lesion, worsening of the skin condition known as rebound effect, skin irritation due to contact allergy to neomycin, thinning or discolouration of the skin, delayed wound healing, discolouration or depigmentation of the skin, reddening of the skin, skin rash, increased hair growth.

When should Pimafucort not be used?

You should not use Pimafucort Ointment if you:

  • are allergic to hydrocortisone, neomycin, natamycin, or any ingredients in Pimafucort
  • have had side effects to other corticosteroids like dermatitis around the mouth or stretch marks
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
  • have a primary bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic skin infection
  • have ulcers on the skin, wounds or burns

How should Pimafucort be used?

You should apply a small amount of your Pimafucort Ointment to the affected area of skin 2-4 times daily and gently rub into the skin.  Wash your hands before and after use and avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use Pimafucort Ointment on the eye-lids as this can increase risk of glaucoma or cataracts. You should continue to use your Pimafucort Ointment for as long as recommended by your doctor but should not exceed 14 days.   

Pimafucort Ointment should be used for treatment of chronic skin disorders with scaly, dry or fissured skin lesions, and for seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Pimafucort Cream should be used for treatment of acute and subacute skin disorders, particulary if the skin condition is in a hairy area of skin or in skin folds. 

How long should you use Pimafucort?

You should continue to use your Pimafucort Ointment for as long as recommended by your doctor but should not exceed 14 days. 

Missed dose of Pimafucort

If you miss a dose of Pimafucort Ointment apply it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to apply the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not apply a double dose.

How should Pimafucort be stored?

You should store your Pimafucort Ointment below 25°C in a cool dry place. 

All medicines have risks and benefits, and individual results may vary. Only purchase medicines from this site in accordance with the advice you have obtained from an appropriate medical professional.
What is this ?
Please select your country to display all the products we are able to supply to you.
What is this ?
Select the currency that you would like to display the prices in. This will be the currency that appears on your credit card statement.
 

This website uses cookies. View our policy and select your preferences here