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Spiolto Respimat – Maintenance bronchodilator treatment to relieve symptoms in adults with COPD

Spiolto Respimat is a fixed dose combination inhalation solution containing a long acting muscarinic receptor antagonist, tiotropium and a long acting beta2-adrenergic agonist, olodaterol (LAMA/LABA) which is delivered via the Respimat soft mist inhaler device. Muscarinic receptors are more prominent in the central airways while beta2 adrenoceptors have a higher expression level in the peripheral airways. Therefore the combination of ...

Binosto – A once weekly, buffered alendronate solution for the treatment of osteoporosis

Clonmel Healthcare Ltd is pleased to announce that Binosto (alendronic acid 70mg, once weekly effervescent tablets) is now available in Ireland. It is indicated for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, and reduces the risk of vertebral and hip fractures.1 Binosto is the first and only buffered alendronate oral solution designed to help minimise gastric tolerability issues. Osteoporotic fractures impose a ...

Vesomni – Treatment of storage and voiding symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Astellas wish to announce that Vesomni, a fixed-dose combination (FDC) tablet containing the active ingredients solifenacin (antimuscarinic) plus tamsulosin (alpha-blocker), is now available in Ireland. It is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe storage symptoms (urgency, increased micturition frequency) and voiding symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men who are not adequately responding to treatment with ...

Toujeo – New basal insulin for adults with diabetes

Sanofi is pleased to announce that Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 units/ml), a once-daily long-acting basal insulin, is now available in Ireland for the treatment of adults with diabetes mellitus. In type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), Toujeo must be combined with short-/rapid-acting insulin to cover mealtime insulin requirements. In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), Toujeo can also be given ...

Longer-Acting Reversible Contraception

Longer-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is the term used to describe the types of contraception which involve very little user effort and, as a result, have been shown to be the most effective options for women who really want to avoid pregnancy. Typically GPs do not promote these methods as first line for younger patients and this may have unfortunate consequences. ...