The mission of Novartis LLC (Novartis) as an international pharmaceutical company is to contribute to people’s health and to the quality of life. The present Web sites have been created in order to provide general information on the company Novartis, and certain information regarding its products and services. You are therefore asked to read carefully these terms of use concerning any Web site visitor. If you proceed to use this site, you are agreeing to abide by these rules.

Novartis information on these Web sites is offered for general educational and informational purposes only. Certain information on these Web sites also contain general information on Novartis products and are also intended for a general presentation of the product, and consequently, they contain basic information only. Access to information on certain products, especially the prescription drugs, is limited in accordance to the valid pharmaceutical regulations. None of the information on individual products contained on Novartis Web sites is offered or intended as a substitute for medical advice, instructions for treatment or recommendations from health care professionals. It is important to follow the advice of your doctor and other health care professionals regarding your individual medical and health care needs, therefore we ask you to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any drug product discussed within this Web site.

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Since Novartis is an international pharmaceutical company, certain information may be unsuitable for individual visitors of these Web sites. Due to differences in legislation, regulations and medical practices, it is possible that the information formed on these Web sites or the product information will not be appropriate for the visitors of the Web sites from certain countries.

Marks used for individual products, e.g. may differ by individual country. Equally, regulatory bodies in some countries can issue marketing authorizations for products with different indications, dosage and/or limitations. If Novartis products, programs and/or services for which information us provided on these Web sites, are not available in your country, this does not indicate that Novartis is announcing its intent to operate with these products, programs and/or services in your country. Moreover, Novartis cannot give to the visitors of these Web sites certain prescription-drugs information, considering the legislation specific for different jurisdictions. We therefore recommend you to consult your doctor or pharmacist with regard to the information on the product availability in your country and/or to the risk and adverse effects of the drug prior to its use.

While Novartis has endeavored to make sure that the information contained in this Web site is accurate and up-to-date, and will also do so in the future, with all the necessary care in forming these Web sites, Novartis cannot guarantee the accuracy and integrity of such information, and assumes no responsibility. Novartis also retains the right to change at any time the contents of these Web sites, in any way, regardless of the reason and with no previous notice. All the users shall use the contents published at their own risk. Neither Novartis nor any other legal entity or individual that took part in the formation and production of these Web sites shall in any event be liable for any damages arising from or in connection with the existence, access to or use of this Internet site and/or the information contained in it and/or for the impossibility to use the information on these Web sites and/or any error or deficiency in their contents, regardless of whether they have has been advised as to the possibility of such damages. These Web sites also offer links to other Web sites by third parties and/or containing information on third parties. However, certain links on this site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third persons over whom Novartis has no control. Novartis cannot guarantee and make no representations as to the accuracy of any Web site to which it provides a link or reference. Novartis provides links to other sites only as a convenience to users of its site. Many educational materials and programs on our Web sites are formed in a way to support your personal health and well-being objectives, as it is our goal to help you in implementing the healthy life objectives by means of a healthy lifestyle and correct use of our products.

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