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Lyrica male-mediated teratogenicity

Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant and neuropathic pain agent. Exactly how pregabalin works is not known. It is thought to bind to certain areas in the brain that help reduce seizures, nerve pain, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by pharmacy training on Feb 12, 2014

A current list of medications that require refrigeration

Although not a complete list, below you’ll find a list of the most common medications that require refrigeration.     * • Actimmune® (interferon gamma 1B)     * •... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...
by pharmacy training on Oct 15, 2011

Plavix and PPIs bad company

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – August 2010 and February 2011 WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS Diminished Antiplatelet Activity Due... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...
by pharmacy training on Oct 15, 2011

Reducing Fever in Children: Safe Use of Acetaminophen

You’re in the drug store, looking for a fever-reducing medicine for your children. They range in age from 6 months to 7 years, and you want to buy one product you can use for all of them. So you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by pharmacy training on Sep 18, 2011

Crestor and Zocor Drugs Linked to Muscle Degeneration, Rhabdomyolysis

EDISON, N.J., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crestor and Zocor are widely-used prescription strength drugs designed to lower "bad cholesterol". Both drugs are classified as "statins", medicine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by pharmacy training on Jul 16, 2011

Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) for Oral Suspension: Label Change-New Concentration (6 mg/mL)

Labeling changes are being made to Tamiflu oral suspension to reduce the possibility of prescribing and dosing confusion that can lead to medication errors.  The changes to the product label... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by pharmacy training on Jul 14, 2011

Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for new warning labels on a class of drugs used primarily to treat enlarged prostates, because the medications may raise the risk of developing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by pharmacy training on Jun 10, 2011

U.S. Prescribing Information for Simvastatin Revised

The changes follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review, announced by the agency in March 2010, of the risk of muscle injury (called myopathy, including its most serious form,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu...
by pharmacy training on Jun 10, 2011

FDA alert Slim Xtreme Herbal Slimming Capsule

All lots of Slim Xtreme Herbal Slimming Capsule, 30 Capsules/Bottle, are being recalled. The products were sold and distributed nationwide via the internet and at the company’s headquarters in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by pharmacy training on May 27, 2011

Use Caution When Prescribing Fluoroquinolones to Athletes

Adverse musculoskeletal side effects have been well documented with the use of fluoroquinolone antiobiotics. In 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a black box warning, as well... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by pharmacy training on May 7, 2011

FDA Warns About Teething Medication Main Ingredient Benzocaine Linked to Rare, Serious Disease

May 5, 2011 -- The FDA has issued a warning to consumers about the use of benzocaine, the main ingredient in over-the-counter liquids and gels used to reduce teething pain in very young... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full...
by pharmacy training on May 5, 2011

Warfarin : Use May Raise Risk of Death From Traumatic Injuries

MONDAY, Jan. 17 -- New research shows that the risk of dying after suffering a traumatic injury is much higher for people taking warfarin, the most commonly used blood thinner in America.The study... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by pharmacy training on Jan 17, 2011

FDA Lowers Amount of Acetaminophen Allowed in Prescription Painkillers

THURSDAY, Jan. 13 -- U.S. health officials announced Thursday that they will lower the maximum amount of the pain reliever acetaminophen allowed in prescription opioid products such as Vicodin and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by pharmacy training on Jan 14, 2011

FDA ; Combating Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs

 Q&A with Michael Klein, Ph.D.Pharmacologist Michael Klein, Ph.D., is director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Controlled Substance Staff.During more than 30 years of federal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by pharmacy training on Sep 25, 2010

FDA ; Possible Increased Risk of Bone Fractures With Certain Antacid Drugs

There is a possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine if you take certain drugs for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The drugs... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by pharmacy training on Sep 25, 2010

FDA Alert : Slim- 30 Herb Supplement: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

FDA lab analysis of Slim-30 Herb Supplement distributed by the company was found to contain undeclared N-Desmethyl Sibutramine and traces of Sibutramine. Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug used as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by pharmacy training on Jul 21, 2010

FDA Alert : Vialipro Dietary Supplement: Recall-Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Good Health, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall after an FDA lab analyses found that the product tested from certain batches of Vialipro contain Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by pharmacy training on Jul 21, 2010

FDA alert : Que She Weight Loss Capsules Contain Potentially Harmful Ingredients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned that Que She, marketed as an herbal weight loss supplement, contains active pharmaceutical ingredients not listed on the product label... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by pharmacy training on Jul 14, 2010


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