Friday, 1 November 2013


Generic name/Active ingredient:  Oestradiol 1 mg, Norethisterone acetate 0.5 mg
Trade name: Activelle
Dosage form: Capsule
Drug classification: Progestogens and estrogens in fixed combinations.
Legal classification: POM
Company: Novo Nordisk
Commonly used for: Hormone replacement for post menopausals


Generic name/Active ingredient:  Acitretin 25 mg
Trade name: Neotigason
Dosage form: Capsule
Drug classification: Psoriasis, Seborrhea & Ichthyosis Preparations
Legal classification: POM
Company: Actavis
Commonly used for:  Severe forms of psoriasis. Severe disorders of keratinization eg congenital ichthyosis; pityriasis rubra pilaris; Darier's disease

Sunday, 27 October 2013


Generic name/Active ingredient: Cimicifugae equiv to 20 mg of root & rhizome extract
Trade name: Remifemin
Dosage form: Tablet
Drug classification: Drugs affecting hormone regulation
Legal classification: GSL
Company: Schaper&Brummer
Commonly used for: Post menopausal syndromes e.g. hot flushes


Generic name/Active ingredient: Ethinylestradiol 0.02mg, Drospirenone 3mg
Trade name:Yaz
Dosage form: Tablet
Drug classification: Acne treatment preparation/ Oral contraceptives
Legal classification: POM
Company: Bayer Healthcare
Commonly used for: Oral contraceptive, Treatment of moderate acne vulgaris in women at least 14 years, treatment symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Sarna lotion

Generic name/Active ingredient: Camphor 0.5%, Menthol 0.5%
Trade name:Sarna
Dosage form: Lotion
Drug classification:Antipruritus
Legal classification: GSL
Company: Stiefel
Commonly used for:Treatment of itch

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


Generic name/Active ingredient: Dioctahedral smectite 3g
Trade name: Smecta
Dosage form: Powder
Drug classification: Antidiarrheals, intestinal adsorbents
Legal classification: GSL
Company: Ipsen
Commonly used for: Diarrhea

Sunday, 6 October 2013


Generic name/Active ingredient: Warfarin 1mg (Brown), 3mg (Blue), 5mg (Pink)
Trade name: Marevan
Dosage form: Tablet
Drug classification: Anticoagulants, Vitamin K antagonist
Legal classification: POM
Company: GlasoSmithKline
Commonly used for: Prophylaxis of systemic embolisation in patients w/ rheumatic heart disease &atrial fibrillation; post-insertion of prosthetic heart valves. Prophylaxis & treatment of venous thrombosis & pulmonary embolism. Transient cerebral ischaemic attacks.