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FDA drug label update

By Tim Sandle
Posted Nov 27, 2012 in Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued an update of medicine label errors.
The following drugs had modifications to the CONTRAINDICATIONS and/or WARNINGS sections:
Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium)
Actemra (tocilizumab)
Advicor (niacin ER/lovastatin)
Alimta (pemetrexed for injection)
Altoprev (lovastatin)
Anafranil (clomipramine)
Avalide (irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide)
Caduet (amlodipine/atorvastatin)
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol)
Clomid (clomiphene citrate)
Combigan (brimonidine tartrate/timolol maleate)
Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)
Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)
Diovan (valsartan) and Diovan HCT (valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide)
Edarbi (azilsartan medoxomil)
Edarbyclor (azilsartan medoxomil/chlorthalidone)
Fenoglide (fenofibrate)
Gelnique (oxybutynin chloride)
Juvisync (sitagliptin/simvastatin)
Lescol XL (fluvastatin sodium)
Letairis (ambrisentan)
Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
Livalo (pitavastatin)
Lotrel (amlodipine besylate and benazepril hydrochloride)
Mevacor (lovastatin)
Micardis (telmisartan) and Micardis HCT (telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide)
Nexium I.V. (esomeprazole sodium)
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium)
Oxytrol (oxybutynin)
Pravachol (pravastatin sodium)
Prilosec (omeprazole)
Protonix (pantoprazole sodium)
Protonix I.V. (pantoprazole sodium)
Pamelor (nortriptyline HCl)
Remeron and Remeron SolTab (mirtazapine)
Simcor (Niacin ER/Simvastatin)
Tofranil-PM (imipramine pamoate)
Topamax (Topiramate)
Tracleer (Bosentan)
Twynsta (Telmisartan/Amlodipine)
Vimovo (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium)
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin)
Zocor (simvastatin)
For more information, see the FDA MedWatch.

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