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Angioedema and ACE inhibitors
This alert is to inform you about a reaction called angioedema which causes sudden swelling of the body, especially of the face (such as eyelids or lips), tongue, or throat, that may occur when you start or increase the dose of an ACE inhibitor (i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor) or a product that contains an ACE inhibitor, like PRINZIDE or ZESTORETIC. African Americans and women seem to be at a higher risk for this reaction. Although information on this side effect is included in the current labeling for these medications, a new study reinforces that patients and their physicians should be aware of this side effect and what to do if it occurs. For more information, please visit: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/6/1624
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Angioedema and ACE inhibitors
This alert is to inform you about a reaction called angioedema which causes sudden swelling of the body, especially of the face (such as eyelids or lips), tongue, or throat, that may occur when you start or increase the dose of an ACE inhibitor (i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor) or a product that contains an ACE inhibitor, like UNIRETIC. African Americans and women seem to be at a higher risk for this reaction. Although information on this side effect is included in the current labeling for these medications, a new study reinforces that patients and their physicians should be aware of this side effect and what to do if it occurs. For more information, please visit: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/6/1624
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Lisinopril with Hydrochlorothiazide MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Hydrochlorothiazide with Moexipril Hydrochloride MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Hydrochlorothiazide with Quinapril Hydrochloride MediGuard CRT
2008-08-11 Recall - single lot of Watson brand 75 mcg/hr Fentanyl Transdermal System patches Fentanyl Manufacturer
2008-08-11 Potential increased risk of birth defects Topiramate MediGuard CRT
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Simvastatin FDA
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Amiodarone FDA
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Lovastatin FDA
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Atorvastatin FDA
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Ezetimibe with Simvastatin FDA
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Atorvastatin and Amlodipine FDA
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Lovastatin and Niacin FDA
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