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Drug Safety Update: Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2009

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Type: Publication
Series No: Volume 2 Issue 10
Audience: Healthcare professionals
Published: May 2009
Format: Electronic only
Size: A4
Pages: 9
Price: free
Author: MHRA
Copyright: Crown

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In this issue...

Drug safety advice

  • Aliskiren: risk of angioedema and renal dysfunction
  • ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists: recommendations on use during breastfeeding
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: reminder on renal failure and impairment

Yellow Card scheme update

  • Patient reporting

Hot topics

  • Orlistat: key safety information to support pharmacy availability

Stop press

  • New advice on oral salicylate gels for those younger than age 16 years
  • Fortodol: risk of serious liver damage

Other information from the MHRA

  • Patient Information Leaflet of the month: Caverject
  • MHRA–NICE London study day for doctors in training

Page last modified: 05 May 2009