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  • Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain.
  • Olanzapine is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 13 years old.

Omacor belongs to a group of so called reducers of cholesterol and triglycerides. Omacor is used: • together with other medicines for treatment after a heart attack. • to treat certain forms of increased triglycerides (fats) in the blood after changes to the diet have not worked.

Recent work reports that the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish oil increases the production of LR11, a protein that is found at reduced levels in Alzheimer's patients and which is known to destroy the protein that forms the "plaques" associated with the disease.

Omeprazole is a generic brand of Losec and is used to treat a variety of stomach problems involving irritation due to stomach acid.

Omesar (Olmesartan) is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Omnexel Tablets - (Tamsulosin) is an alpha-blocker that relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.

Onbrez breezhaler contains the active ingredient indacaterol, which a type of medicine called a long-acting beta 2 agonist.

 

One-Alpha capsules, drops and injection all contain the active ingredient alfacalcidol, which is a form of vitamin D.

Optimax (L-Tryptophan) is used in the treatment of depression when other treatments have not worked, and as an add-on treatment to other anti-depressant medication.

Osteofos D3 is a calcium and vitamin D3 supplement for the treatment of certain bone conditions in the elderly. Both calcium and vitamin D are found in the diet and vitamin D is also produced in the skin following exposure to the sun.

 

Treatment of hyperphosphatemia associated with chronic renal insufficiency in patients undergoing dialysis (haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis).

Ovranette tablets are a type of hormonal contraception commonly known as 'the pill' or combined oral contraceptive pill. Ovranette tablets contain two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel. These are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic version of oestrogen and levonorgestrel is a synthetic form of progesterone.

Oxis turbohaler contains the active ingredient formoterol (previously known as eformoterol in the UK), which is a type of medicine called a long-acting beta 2 agonist. (NB. Formoterol inhalers are also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.)

Oxycodone is used to relieve severe pain, for example following surgery or a severe injury, or associated with cancer. It may also be used for other types of long-term (chronic) pain, when weaker painkillers no longer work.

Oxycodone is used to relieve severe pain, for example following surgery or a severe injury, or associated with cancer. It may also be used for other types of long-term (chronic) pain, when weaker painkillers no longer work.