An unfavourable benefit-risk profile for Ulipristal acetate 5 mg: A drug withdrawal story

Ulipristal acetate is a selective progesterone receptor modulator which acts by preventing the effects of the female progesterone hormone. This medicine is available in two brand names in market for the below two different therapeutic uses. Esmya® tablets comprising 5 mg ulipristal acetate and therapeutically indicated for Uterine fibroids. It is used for the treatment

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

Ingenol mebutate is having negative benefit to risk ratio: PRAC concludes

In a new release from European Medicines Agency (EMA), Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) stated that ingenol mebutate may increase the risk of skin cancer and concluded that risks for ingenol mebutate medicine are greater than its benefits. On 09-May-2019, PRAC initiated the procedure of review for assessing the benefit risk profile for ingenol mebutate

Withdrawal Story of Weight Loss Medicine (A scenario to understand the benefit risk balance of a medicine)

A medicine with negative benefit to risk ratio has withdrawn from the US market. (Belviq) lorcaserin is a weight loss medication developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals approved for treating obesity together with diet and exercise in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obese), or adults with a BMI of 27 or

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