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Drug Safety Update: Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2007

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Type: Publication
Series No: Volume 1, Issue 1
Audience: Healthcare professionals
Published: August 2007
Format: Electronic only
Size: A4
Pages: 10
Price: Free
Author: MHRA
Copyright: Crown

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In this issue:

Drug safety advice 

  • Gadolinium-containing contrast agents and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
  • Extraneal and products that contain (or are metabolised to) maltose, xylose, or galactose: false glucose reading 
  • α1-adrenoreceptor antagonists and intraoperative floppy iris syndrome
  • Cabergoline: risk of cardiovalvulopathy
  • Linezolid: restriction of indication
  • Dopamine agonists and pathological gambling, increased libido, and hypersexuality
  • Antidepressants and risk of suicidal behaviour

Yellow Card scheme update

Hot topics

  • Isotretinoin for severe acne
  • Smoking-cessation aids

Stop press

  • Recent letters to healthcare professionals
  • Drug alerts

Other information from the MHRA

  • Enforcement
  • Advertising
  • Consultations

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