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Update on FDA Safety Review of Bisphosphonates
The FDA has issued a finalized safety review on bisphosphonates, like Risedronate (Actonel), and found no link between these medications and atrial fibrillation - an abnormal heart rhythm commonly known as "afib". Bisphosphonates are a type of medicine commonly used to treat patients with osteoporosis. For more information please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm101551.htm
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Update on FDA Safety Review of Bisphosphonates
The FDA has issued a finalized safety review on bisphosphonates, like Actonel Plus Calcium, and found no link between these medications and atrial fibrillation - an abnormal heart rhythm commonly known as "afib". Bisphosphonates are a type of medicine commonly used to treat patients with osteoporosis. For more information please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm101551.htm
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2008-11-14 Update on FDA Safety Review of Bisphosphonates Risedronic Acid FDA
2008-11-14 Update on FDA Safety Review of Bisphosphonates Actonel Plus Calcium FDA
2008-11-14 Update on FDA Safety Review of Bisphosphonates Tiludronic Acid FDA
2008-11-14 Update on FDA Safety Review of Bisphosphonates Zoledronic Acid FDA
2008-11-14 Voluntary Recall of Topical Acne Cream Benzoyl Peroxide FDA
2008-11-14 Recall of Additional Lot of PREMPRO 0.3 mg/1.5 mg EZ-DIAL Dispensers Estrogens Conjugated with Medroxyprogesterone FDA
2008-11-18 Recall of Several Lots of Perphenazine Perphenazine FDA
2008-11-25 New Safety Information for Phenytoin Phenytoin FDA
2008-11-25 New Safety Information for Fosphenytoin Fosphenytoin FDA
2008-11-25 Recall of Several Lots of Bidex-DMI Cold Medicine with Guaifenesin and Dextromethorphan Guaifenesin with Dextromethorphan FDA
2008-11-25 Recall of Several Lots Zaditor Eye Drops Ketotifen FDA
2008-11-25 Recall of Fenofibrate (Fenoglide) Physician Samples Fenofibrate FDA
2008-12-12 New Boxed Warning for Oral Sodium Phosphate Bowel Cleansing Products Sodium Phosphate and Sodium Biphosphate FDA
2008-12-12 Blood Thinner Warfarin (Coumadin) Has New Brand Competition Warfarin ISMP
2008-12-15 Medication Error: Benadryl Itch Stopping Gel Mistaken for Benadryl Oral Liquid Diphenhydramine ISMP
2008-12-17 New FDA Warning on Seizure Medications Carbamazepine FDA
2008-12-17 New FDA Warning on Seizure Medications Clonazepam FDA
2008-12-17 New FDA Warning on Seizure Medications Clorazepate FDA
2008-12-17 New FDA Warning on Seizure Medications Divalproex Sodium FDA
2008-12-17 New FDA Warning on Seizure Medications Ethosuximide FDA