At Lynch’s Pharmacy we provide all your prescription and over-the-counter drug information, both online and in-store. If you have any question regarding your medicine, click on the “live virtual-consultation” button, and talk to a Pharmacist, who is ready to answer your questions.
Medicine - I
Ibuprofen helps to reduce inflammation and to reduce pain. Ibuprofen can take a few weeks to help improve inflammation but can start to relieve pain after the first few doses.
Ideos (Calcium Carbonate) may be prescribed by doctors or recommended by pharmacists to treat and prevent calcium deficiency, or when the diet or lifestyle does not provide enough, or when body requirements are increased. Also used in osteoporosis.
The name of your medicine is Ikorel Tablets (called Ikorel in this leaflet). Ikorel contains a medicine called nicorandil. Ikorel is used to stop and treat long-term chest pain (angina).
Imdur (isosorbide-mononitrate) is used in the prevention and management of angina pectoris. Imdur is not indicated in the management of acute attacks of angina pectoris.
Imigran tablets and Imigran Radis tablets both contain the active ingredient sumatriptan, which is a type of medicine called a serotonin (or 5HT) agonist. This type of medicine is also commonly known as a 'triptan'. It is a painkiller specifically used to relieve migraine attacks.
Imipramine is used:
- to treat the symptoms of depression.
- for the relief of bed-wetting at night by children.
Imodium (Loperamide) is used to treat sudden, shortlived (acute) attacks of diarrhoea in adults and children 4 years and over and long-lasting (chronic) diarrhoea in adults. It works by making the stools more solid and less frequent.
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) — a pager-sized device which is implanted in your chest — may reduce your risk of dying if your heart goes into a dangerous rhythm and stops beating (cardiac arrest).
Imuran tablets contain a medicine called azathioprine. This medicine reduces the activity of your body’s immune system. Imuran is used to:
- stop your body rejecting an organ transplant
- treat diseases where your immune system reacts
Inderal (Propranolol) is used for many conditions including: • Hypertension • Angina • Arrhythmias • Protecting the heart after a heart attack. • Preventing migraines. • Essential tremor • Anxiety • Thyroid Problems
Inegy tablets contain two active ingredients, simvastatin and ezetimibe. Both these medicines are used to lower cholesterol. They work in different and complementary ways.
Infliximab is used in adults for the following infl ammatory diseases: Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Psoriasis, Ulcerative colitis. Infliximab is also used in adults and children 6 years of age or older for: Crohn’s disease.
Innohep (Tinzaparin) belongs to a group of medicines called low molecular weight heparins which help to stop the blood from clotting. Innohep is used to treat blood clots in blood vessels, for example clots in the veins of the leg and clots in the blood vessels of the lung.
Your doctor has probably prescribed Innovace (Enalapril) for you for one of the following reasons: • Your blood pressure is too high • You have heart failure • You have a damaged heart muscle
Inspra tablets contain the active ingredient eplerenone, which is a type of medicine called an aldosterone antagonist.
Insulatard is human insulin to treat diabetes. Insulatard is a long-acting insulin. This means that it will start to lower your blood sugar about 1½ hours after you take it, and the effect will last for approximately 24 hours. Insulatard is often given in combination with fast-acting insulin.
Ireven (Venlafaxine) is a treatment for adults with depression. Treating depression properly is important to help you get better. If it is not treated, your condition may not go away and may become more serious and more difficult to treat.
Isoniazid is used for all forms of tuberculosis. It can be used on its own for latent TB, or in combination with other drugs for active TB.
- Isoptin tablets are used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
- They may also be used to treat abnormal heart rhythms and attacks of angina (chest pain).
Isotretinoin capsules contain the active ingredient isotretinoin, which is a vitamin A derivative prescribed for severe acne. Isotretinoin is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.