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Revised: 27 March 2017

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Additions to the Medsafe Website from 27-31 March 2017


COMMITTEES
Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee
Opportunity to join the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee

MEDICINES
Forms and Templates
Data sheet template (Word 17 KB, 2 pages)
This has been updated to included the standard wording on reporting suspected adverse reactions and the Poisons Centre phone number

PUBLICATIONS
Recent Official Information Act Releases
Request for MARC report on Risk Communication (Adobe PDF 11,786 KB, 48 pages)

SAFETY
Alert Communication
Andrographis paniculata – potential risk for allergic reactions

Dear Healthcare Professional Letters
Zelboraf (PDF 98KB, 2 pages) - Risk of Dupuytren's Contracture and Plantar Fascial Fibromatosis

Monitoring Communication
Animas Vibe Insulin Pump and Blood Glucose Analyser - ongoing issues with screen fade, cracked battery casing and other issues. 

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
ApoHealth Famciclovir ONCE famciclovir tablet
Champix varenicline tablet
Enbrel etanercept injection
Epclusa sofosbuvir; velpatasvir tablet
Galvus vildagliptin tablet
Harvoni ledipasvir; sofosbuvir tablet
Opdivo nivolumab infusion
Remicade infliximab injection
Sovaldi sofosbuvir tablet
Topamax topiramate tablet
capsule
Utrogestan progesterone capsule
Trileptal oxcarbazepine tablet
oral suspension
DATA SHEETS
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
ApoHealth Famciclovir ONCE famciclovir tablet
Buspirone (Orion) buspirone tablet
Champix varenicline tablet
DBL Cefepime cefepime injection
DBL Cefotaxime Sodium cefotaxime sodium injection
DBL Flucloxacillin Sodium flucloxacillin sodium injection
DBL Piperacillin and Tazobactam piperacillin and tazobactam injection
Dilantin phenytoin sodium tablet
capsule
oral suspension
Epclusa sofosbuvir; velpatasvir tablet
Galvus vildagliptin tablet
Harvoni ledipasvir; sofosbuvir tablet
Hospira Cefazolin Sodium cefazolin sodium injection
Hospira Cefoxitin Sodium cefoxitin sodium injection
Hospira Ceftazidime ceftazidime injection
Hospira Ceftriaxone Sodium ceftriaxone sodium injection
Pregnyl chorionic gonadotrophin injection
Sirturo bedaquiline tablet
Sovaldi sofosbuvir tablet
Trileptal oxcarbazepine tablet
oral suspension
Utrogestan progesterone capsule
 

Additions to the Medsafe Website from 21-27 March 2017


SAFETY INFORMATION

Trans-Tasman Early Warning System — Alert Communication
Consumer Level Recall - EpiPen® (Adrenaline) 300 micrograms (mcg) Auto-Injector

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Apo-Pindolol pindolol tablet
Jurnista hydromorphone tablet
Rejuvenail ciclopirox nail lacquer
Sandostatin LAR (NEW FORMULATION) octreotide injection
Sylvant siltuximab infusion
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Accuretic quinapril hydrochloride; hydrochlorothiazide tablet
Celecoxib Pfizer celecoxib capsule
Edurant rilpivirine tablet
Elonva corifollitropin alfa injection
Ibavyr ribavirin tablet
Levlen ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Microgynon 20 ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Microgynon 30 ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Microgynon 50 ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Microlut Levonorgestrel tablet
TMP trimethoprim tablet
Zelboraf vemurafenib tablet
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename Active Ingredient(S) Dose Form
Sandostatin LAR (NEW FORMULATION) octreotide injection
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Apo-Folic folic acid tablet
Apo-Nicotinic Acid nicotinic acid tablet
BiCNU carmustine injection
Brevinor 21 day
Brevinor 1 21 day
Brevinor 1 28 day
Norimin
ethinylestradiol; norethisterone tablet
Elonva corifollitropin alfa injection
Fluorescein SERB fluorescein injection
Humira adalimumab pen
injection
Ibavyr ribavirin tablet
Jurnista hydromorphone tablet
Levlen ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Loette ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Luvox fluvoxamine tablet
Microgynon 20 ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Microgynon 30 ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Microgynon 50 ED ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Microlut levonorgestrel tablet
Monofeme ethinylestradiol; leonorgestrel tablet
Opdivo nivolumab infusion
Xylocaine 1% with Adrenaline adrenaline; lidocaine injection


Additions to the Medsafe Website from 14-20 March 2017


PUBLICATIONS
Media Releases
Primodos

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Enlafax XR venlafaxine capsule
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Cefuroxime cefuroxime injection
Creon pancreatin capsule
Fortum ceftazidime injection
Isoptin verapamil tablet
Isoptin SR verapamil tablet
Marevan warfarin tablet
Xalkori crizotinib capsule
Xolair omalizumab injection
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Apo-Leflunomide leflunomide tablet
Enlafax XR venlafaxine capsule
Lodi amiodarone infusion
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Apo-Pyridoxine pyridoxine tablet
Cefuroxime cefuroxime injection
Edurant rilpivirine tablet
Enbrel etanercept injection
Erwinase asparaginase injection
Ethinyloestradiol ethinylestradiol tablet
Fortum ceftazidime injection
Isoptin
Isoptin SR
verapamil tablet
Marevan warfarin tablet
Noxafil posaconazole injection
Reyataz atazanavir capsule
Sprycel dasatinib tablet
Xeomin botulinum toxin type a injection
Xolair omalizumab injection
Zelboraf vemurafenib tablet
Zinacef cefuroxime sodium injection


Additions to the Medsafe Website from 27 February – 7 March 2017

FOR CONSUMERS
Educational Material
Hydroxychloroquine - what you can expect when starting treatment (PDF 264 KB, 2 pages)

PUBLICATIONS
Prescriber Update
Prescriber Update - March 2017 38(1)

Recent Official Information Act Releases
Request for CARM cases coded as prolonged fatigue-like condition (Adobe PDF 618 KB, 4 pages)

SAFETY
Monitoring Communication
Possible risk of hypothyroidism in infants exposed to iodine-containing contrast agents added to the medicines monitoring scheme

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Addaven chromium trichloride; copper chloride; ferric chloride; manganese chloride; potassium iodide; sodium fluoride; sodium molybdate; sodium selenite; zinc chloride infusion
Apo-Sumatriptan sumatriptan tablet
Rectogesic glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointment
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
3TC lamivudine tablet
oral solution
BeneFIX nonacog alfa injection
Dalacin C Phosphate clindamycin injection
Diamide Relief loperamide capsule
Dynastat parecoxib injection
Intron A Redipen interferon alfa injection
Kivexa abacavir; lamivudine tablet
Mersyndol codeine; doxylamine; paracetamol tablet
Perjeta pertuzumab infusion
Spiolto Respimat olodaterol; tiotropium inhalation solution
Tazocin EF piperacillin; tazobactam injection
Triumeq abacavir; dolutegravir; lamivudine tablet
Valcyte valganciclovir tablet
Vivotif Oral typhoid vaccine capsule
Zoloft sertraline tablet
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename active ingredient(s) dose form
Apo-Capecitabine capecitabine tablet
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
3TC lamivudine tablet
3TC lamivudine oral solution
Accupril quinapril hydrochloride tablet
Addaven chromium trichloride; copper chloride; ferric chloride; manganese chloride; potassium iodide; sodium fluoride; sodium molybdate; sodium selenite; zinc chloride infusion
Apo-Thiamine thiamine tablet
Creon pancreatin capsule
Diamide Relief loperamide capsule
Gazyva obinutuzumab infusion
Intron A Redipen interferon alfa injection
Kivexa abacavir; lamivudine tablet
Mersyndol codeine; doxylamine; paracetamol tablet
Noxafil posaconazole tablet
oral suspension
Perjeta pertuzumab infusion
Ponstan mefenamic acid capsule
Pregnyl chorionic gonadotrophin injection
Privigen normal immunoglobulin (human) injection
Rectogesic glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointment
Spiolto Respimat olodaterol; tiotropium inhalation solution
Suprane desflurane volatile liquid for inhalation
Triumeq abacavir; dolutegravir; lamivudine tablet
Vivotif Oral typhoid vaccine capsule
Zarator atorvastatin calcium tablet
Ziagen abacavir tablet
Ziagen abacavir oral solution
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