Reminder for safe & effective usage of Amiodarone: MHRA Drug Safety Update

MHRA released a drug safety update for amiodarone to remind healthcare professionals and patient/patient care providers to consider for proactive symptom management of potential organ toxicities [lung, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, nerves, skin, thyroid, heart, and liver] enabling the safe and effective usage of this medicine. Amiodarone is a second-line treatment medication for cardiac dysrhythmias- irregular

Additional Risk Minimization measures [updated recommendations] for Safe & Effective usage of Venetoclax (Venclyxto▼)

Venetoclax is anti-cancer medication used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This medicine is under additional monitoring with special focus on its safety profile consistency from post-marketing exposure. Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is phenomena of release of cellular contents from tumor cells into the blood stream such as uric acid, potassium leading to the

Reminder for safe & effective usage of Haloperidol in elderly patients

MHRA reminds healthcare professionals and patients of significant for consideration of recommendation for the safe and effective usage of haloperidol for delirium for elderly patients What needs consider before using haloperidol in a elderly patient for delirium? Second-line treatment: when the first-line non-drug treatments found ineffective, then onlu consider haloperidol for use by adhering to

Dapagliflozin (Forxiga): Indication withdrawn for type 1 diabetes mellitus

Dapagliflozin is a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor which decreases glucose level by reducing glucose reabsorption and by increasing urinary glucose excretion. Since 2012, this medicine has been indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and also indicated for the treatment of below conditions in adults Symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection

Ototoxicity associated with aminoglycoside class of medicines – MHRA drug safety update

Aminoglycosides are potent, broad-spectrum class antibiotics which act by inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis. These are traditional antibacterial medications for gram-negative bacterial infections. Antibacterial medicines coming under this class of ‘aminoglycosides’ are gentamicin, amikacin, tobramycin, and neomycin. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – United Kingdom regulatory health authority released a drug safety update

An increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage associated with SSRI/SNRI antidepressant medicines

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) are antidepressant class of medications used in the treatment of depression. They act by increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain for therapeutic effect. United Kingdom health authority – Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) released a drug safety

Potential medication error and unintentional overdose associated with methotrexate use

Methotrexate is an immunosuppressant medication used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases and some type of cancers. It acts by competitively inhibiting the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), a key enzyme involved in the synthesis of DNA, RNA, thymidylates, and proteins. Different regulatory bodies issued alerts on the safety concerns of medication errors and fatal overdose occurrences

Stimulant Laxatives-Safety Update from UK Health Authority- MHRA

Stimulant Laxatives-New Safety Measures by MHRA-UK

New Measures for the Safety Use of Stimulant laxatives Stimulant laxatives are medicines used in the treatment of constipation (infrequent bowel moments). These class of medicines stimulates intestinal motility by promoting secretion of water into the bowel which in turn facilitates bowel movements. The OTC medicines available in the UK market are bisacodyl (such as

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