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No Nama Jawatan 1 Dr. Nour Hanah bt. Othman Deputy Director U54 Pharmaceutical Services Division 2 Che Pun bt. Bujang Deputy Director U54 Pharmaceutical Services Division 3 Rosidah bt. Md. Din Deputy Director of Health (Pharmacy) Johore Pharmaceutical Services Division 4 Ainul Salhani bt. Abd Rahman Senior Principal Assistant Director …

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Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)

Introduction: What is Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)? Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis- in Latin) is a unique and attractive plant which is also known as evening star. This plant grows in the mild climate of North America and Europe as well as many other areas of the world with similar climates. …

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Viagra

What is Viagra? Viagra is a product containing Sildenafil citrate as an active ingredient. Sildenafil is a class of medications called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. What Viagra is used for? Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, more commonly known as impotence, in men. This is when a man man cannot …

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Antianxiety Drugs

Introduction Antianxiety drugs are prescription drugs used to calm and relax people with excessive anxiety and induce sleep (sedatives or sleep aids). The most commonly used drugs are benzodiazepines. They are indicated for the short-term relief of severe anxiety. Prescription Medications Benzodiazepines The most commonly used benzodiazepines in treating anxiety …

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Antidepressants

Introduction Antidepressants are medicines that relieve the symptoms of depression. Antidepressants have anti-anxiety effects too. There are four main types of antidepressants, namely: Tricyclics RIMAs (Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase type A) SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) SNRIs (Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors) How do they work It is likely …

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Sleeping Pills (Sedatives)

Introduction Sleeping pills are a class of sedatives which act on the central nervous system and help a person fall asleep quickly. There are a few types of medicines that can produce sedative effects. Examples are antidepressants, barbiturates and benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used anxiolytics and hypnotics. Some …

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Slimming Pills

Introduction Slimming pills (or diet pills) and weight loss products can be sold as over-the-counter (OTC) medicines or available as prescription medicines. Most of the OTC diet pills or weight loss products make claims that they are effective but their claims are not backed-up by scientific evidence. In fact, these …

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