Medicines information

The information in this section describes medicines, how they are given and some of their possible side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns about medications, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Actikerall® to treat warts

Actikerall® is a clear solution to be applied to the affected area of skin – 1g of Actikerall® contains 5mg fluoroucil, which destroys some skin cells and 100mg salicylic acid, which makes skin shed more easily. Its full name is Actikerall® 5mg/g + 100mg/

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Actinomycin D

Actinomycin D (also known as dactinomycin) is a chemotherapy medicine which is used to treat certain types of cancer.This information sheet explains what actinomycin D is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.

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Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor medicine used to prevent build-up of uric crystals in the body. This build up can be caused by some illnesses or as a side effect of certain medicines.This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains

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Ambrisentan belongs to a group of medicines called ‘endothelin receptor antagonists’. It is prescribed at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs).

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Amiloride belongs to a group of medicines known as diuretics which increase the amount of urine produced. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes how this medicine is given and some of its possible side effects.

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