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Information for Consumers

Revised: 24 March 2017

Information that everyone should know about medicines and medical devices including updates on staying safe and healthy.

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24 March 2017 Monitoring Communicatoin M² logo Animas Vibe Insulin Pump and Blood Glucose Analyser - ongoing issues with screen fade, cracked battery casing and other issues. 
24 March 2017 Alert Communication Andrographis paniculata – potential risk for allergic reactions
13 March 2017 Monitoring Communication M² logo Viekira Pak and Viekira Pak-RBV – Possible effects on blood glucose control when used in patients with type 2 diabetes
2 March 2017 Monitoring Communication M² logo Possible risk of hypothyroidism in infants exposed to iodine-containing contrast agents added to the medicines monitoring scheme
2 March 2017 Educational Material Hydroxychloroquine - what you can expect when starting treatment (PDF 264 KB, 2 pages)
8 February 2017 Consumer Information Medicines for Gout (PDF 249 KB, 2 pages)
2 February 2017 Educational Material Gardasil 9 Questions and Answers
1 December 2016 Safety Information Guidance for Pharmacists Dispensing Prescriptions for Span-K
17 October 2016 Update to Monitoring Communication M² logo Ticagrelor (Brilinta) and a possible association with depression / suicidality added to the Medicine Monitoring scheme
29 August 2016 Alert Communication Detachable Wall Plug for AC Power Adapter supplied with Medela Breast Pump Powered
1 August 2016 Alert Communication Quickie Q7 Wheelchair (Model ER14) manufactured between 1 September 2009 & 27 November 2013. (Backrest Bracket Damage)
6 July 2016 Consumer Information Can I take St John's wort with other medicines? (PDF 244 KB, 1 page)

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Education and Information

How medicines and medical devices are regulated in New Zealand

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Importing Medicines

Guidance on importing medicines for personal use.

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Safety

Safety related information on medicines and medical devices including recalls, early warnings and adverse reactions.

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Making a Complaint

What to do if you think you have received the wrong or defective medicine or medical device.

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Consumer Information Leaflets

Information for consumers on medicines, medical devices and medical conditions.


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