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Lacri-lube eye ointment contains white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin (also known as mineral oil) and lanolin alcohols (also known as wool alcohols). These ingredients produce a transparent, lubricating and moistening film on the surface of the eyeball.

Lamictal belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epileptics. It is used to treat two conditions — epilepsy and bipolar disorder.

Terbinafine is an antifungal medicine prescribed for hard to treat fungal skin and nail infections.

Lamisil cream contains the active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections caused by fungi.

Lamictal belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epileptics. It is used to treat two conditions — epilepsy and bipolar disorder.

Lanoxin (Digoxin)) is a medicine which is used in heart failure and heart rhythm disorders.

Lansoprazole stop cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. This can help prevent ulcers from forming or assist the healing process. By decreasing the amount of acid, they can also help to reduce acid reflux related symptoms such as heartburn.

Lantus vials, Lantus SoloStar pre-filled pens and Lantus penfill cartridges contain the active ingredient insulin glargine. They are used to treat diabetes.

Lanziop stop cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. This can help prevent ulcers from forming or assist the healing process. By decreasing the amount of acid, they can also help to reduce acid reflux related symptoms such as heartburn.

Lanzol stop cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. This can help prevent ulcers from forming or assist the healing process. By decreasing the amount of acid, they can also help to reduce acid reflux related symptoms such as heartburn.

Largactil (Chlorpromazine) is a type of medicine called a phenothiazine antipsychotic. It is used in the treatment of various psychiatric illnesses and is also used in the management of nausea and vomiting associated with terminal illness.

Furosemide is strong diuretic medicine (sometimes called a 'water tablet') that is used to remove excess fluid from the body in conditions such as heart failure.

This laxative medicine can be bought from pharmacies to treat constipation or may be prescribed by a doctor to treat a complication of liver disease.

Sometimes diet and life style changes alone will not be completely successful in lowerin 'bad cholesterol' and triglycerides, and elevating 'good cholesterol'. Your doctor will therefore prescribe additionsl treatment such as Lescol.

Letrozole is a drug used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It is a type of hormone treatment known as an aromatase inhibitor.

Levemir is indicated for treatment of diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents and children aged 1 year and above.

Levitra works by preventing the action of a chemical in the body called phosphodiesterase type 5. This helps to relax (widen) blood vessels and improves the flow of blood.

Levonelle one step is commonly known as 'the morning after pill'. It can be bought without a prescription from pharmacies.

Lexapro contains escitalopram and is used to treat depression (major depressive episodes) and anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder).

Librium capsules are used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with insomnia or psychotic illnesses. Librium may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal.