FDA MedWatch Drug Alerts
June 21st, 2010
Flomax, also known as Tamsulosin, is a prescription drug used to treat an enlarged prostate. Flomax helps improve urination for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Flomax has a minimum amount of side-effects and generic Flomax is an affordable option for patients.
March 30th, 2010
Patients often try to buy prescriptions online with no prescription pre-written. This is because, in some countries, patients are able to buy prescription drugs on line without prescription letters. Ordering from online pharmacies that require no prescription can help the patient avoid the inconvenience of visiting a doctor.
March 25th, 2010
Often, patients will experience withdrawal symtoms from painkillers after stopping or greatly reducing use of the drugs. If you or a loved one has become dependent on painkillers, here is a guide to help cope with the withdrawal symtoms
March 19th, 2010
Daprisal, an analgesic painkiller similar to Phenacetin and Sumatriptan, was once used by patients worldwide. The amount of Daprasil drug information has steadily decreased due to discovery of adverse side effects.
November 3rd, 2009
Consumers are being warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today to be cautious if purchasing prescription drugs through the Internet meant to detect, prevent, fix or completely cure the H1N1 swine flu virus. The FDA made the warning after purchasing and examining products that were sold as Tamiflu (oseltamivir) on suspicious websites.
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October 1st, 2009
Acetaminophen, an ingredient in many common prescription and non-prescription drugs, has been recently linked to liver failure and death. It is found in Extra Strength Tylenol, NyQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid, Excedrin, and Canadian prescription drugs Percocet and Vicodin.
September 3rd, 2009
The U.S. FDA warns the public that there is a potential for stolen long-acting insulin Levemir, produced by Novo Nordisk Inc, to still be active on the market. Based on the FDA’s evidence, their proof suggests that the stolen insulin was improperly stored and handled, leaving the public vulnerable to risk. Many patients have informed the FDA of adverse side effects they experienced after using a vial from the stolen group, their glucose levels were incorrectly managed.
August 19th, 2009
The U.S. FDA and Roche have informed healthcare practitioners that patients being treated with CellCept, have reported cases of Pure Red Cell Aplasia, also known as PRCA.
August 11th, 2009
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has halted a clinical trial involving drug treatment tests for pulmonary hypertension in adults who suffer from sickle cell disease.
August 10th, 2009
The US FDA recently issued a recommendation advising that certain pharmaceutical components used in the production or composition of drug products should be tested for melamine.