Decreased vitamin B12 levels with metformin use: MHRA Drug Safety Update

MHRA released a safety update for Metformin product related to the new adverse drug reaction- Vitamin B12 Deficiency. Based on the recent review of safety data from brand leader Glucophage (metformin) from the Europe, it was identified that vitamin B12 deficiency is a common adverse drug reaction which may affect up to 1 in 10

Measures for minimizing the risk of serious liver injury with Cladribine: MHRA Drug Safety Update

To enable safe and effective usage of Cladribine, MHRA released a drug safety update to healthcare professionals and patient/patient care providers to consider the below risk minimizing measures for the serious risk of liver injury. Cladribine is a synthetic purine nucleoside with immunosuppressive effects used in the treatment of highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis. Review

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

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

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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