Glossary

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22 January 2018



Anaelgesics: Baby and Child Pain Relief - Pain and fever medicines for babies or children.
Anaelgesics: Pain Relief - Reduces pain sensation.
Anaesthetics
: Skin numbing - When applied to the skin, it causes a numbing effect that reduces sensation.
Anti-histamines: Allergy Medication - Limits or reverses allergic reactions.
Anti-Spasmodics: Tummy Pain and Cramps - Relieves cramps that result from spasms.
Anti-tusive & Expectorants: Wet or dry Cough medication - Suppresses coughs or loosens up phlegm from the breathing passages.
Anti-Vertigo Anti-Emetic Agents: Nausea and Vomiting Medication - Treats nausea and vomiting.

B

Bronchodilators: Tight Chest Medication - Eases breathing by opening air tubes.

C

Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants: Muscle relaxant - Relaxes cramping muscles.
Cough and Cold: Baby and Child Cough and Cold Relief - Cough and cold treatments for children.

D

Decongestant, Anaelgesic Combinations: Cough cold, Flu, Pain and Fever Medicines - Used to treat the symptoms of pain, cold and flu.
Decongestants: Nasal congestion Relief medication - Opens up blocked noses
Dermatologicals: Skincare  - Treats fungal skin infections.
Dermatologicals (Bacterial Skin Infections): Skincare  - Treats bacterial skin infections.
Dermatologicals: (Itchy Skin or Skin Rash Relief) Skincare  - Treats itchy skin rashes.
Dermatologicals: Wart Treatment - Medication for wart removal.

G

Gastro-Intestinal Tract: Digestive Health - Stomach and colon health products.
Gastro-Intestinal Tract (Anti-Spasmodics: Tummy Pain and Cramps): Digestive Health  - Stomach and colon health products.
Gastro-Intestinal Tract (Anti-Vertigo Anti-Emetic Agents Digestive Health): - Stomach and colon health products. 

M

Mucolytics: Wet Cough Medication - Loosens mucous from the breathing and nasal passages.
Musculo-Skeletal Agents: Muscle and Joint Pain - Treatment of muscle and joint pain.

N

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Muscle and Joint Pain Medication - Treatment of muscle and joint pain.

O

Ophthalmics: Red, Dry or Itchy Eye Drops - Eye conditions due to dryness, infection or allergy.

R

Respiratory System: Tight Chest Medication - Eases breathing by opening air tubes.

S

Sedative Hypnotics: Sleep Assistance - Medicines to induce sleep.

T

Topical Agents: Muscle gels, Ointments and Patches - Creams and gels for muscle pain.
Topical Nasal Preparations: Nasal infection medication - Treats bacterial infections in the nose.

U

Urinary System: Bladder Health - Treatment for bladder infection.

V

Vaginal Preparations: Vaginal Treatments Anti-Bacterial - Medicines for bacterial vaginal infections.
Vaginal Preparations: Vaginal Treatments Thrush - Medicines for fungal vaginal infections.
Vaginal Preparations: Vaginal Infection Treatments Anti-Bacterial - Medicines for bacterial vaginal infections.