Risk of venous thromboembolism with Dienogest: TGA Drug Safety Alert

Safety update: Risk of venous thromboembolism with Dienogest: Product label update Dienogest is an oral a progestogen used for contraception in the two below combinations- Valette (dienogest/ethinylestradiol) is indicated for oral contraception and treatment of mild-moderate acne in women wanting contraception Qlaira (dienogest/estradiol valerate) is indicated for oral contraception and treatment of heavy or prolonged

Clonidine Overdose risk: Medicine Safety Update from TGA

Health Authority of Australia – Therapeutic Goods and Administration (TGA), released a new safety update for the safe use of clonidine by disseminating information of potential overdose instances in children. Clonidine is an anti hypertensive medication (used for lowering blood pressure) which acts centrally as alpha-agonist agent. This medicine is also approved for use in

Boxed Warnings for Pregabalin and Gabapentin

Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant and anxiolytic medication used in the treatment of epileptic seizures, neuropathic pain, restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication used in the treatment of partial seizures and neuropathic pain. Both Pregabalin and gabapentin which are referred as “gabapentinoids” acts on voltage dependent calcium channels in

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An Unfavourable benefit-risk profile for Bufexamac: Safety Advisory from TGA

An Unfavourable benefit-risk profile for Bufexamac: Safety Advisory from TGA

An unacceptable benefit-risk ratio identified for a topical medicine- ‘Bufexamac’ which had been in the Over the Counter (OTC) medicine market since decades. In Brief Risks (serous skin ADRs-allergic contact dermatitis leading to hospitalization) Outweighs anticipated benefits (No proven efficacy data, reports of lack of efficacy & Insufficient studies on efficacy) Bufexamac is a cyclo-oxygenase

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