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Revised: 23 March 2017

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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


Additions to the Medsafe Website from 20-27 February 2017


COMMITTEES
Medicines Classification Committee

Agenda for the 58th meeting of the Medicines Classification Committee - 16 May 2017

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Apo-Ciclopirox ciclopirox nail lacquer
Atorvastatin (Pharmacare) atorvastatin tablet
Descovy emtricitabine; tenofovir tablet
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Adacel Polio diphtheria vaccine; pertussis vaccine; poliomyelitis vaccine; tetanus vaccine injection
Advantan methylprednisolone cream
ointment
Alphagan brimonidine eye drops solution
Alphagan P brimonidine eye drops solution
Atorvastatin (Pharmacare) atorvastatin tablet
Combigan brimonidine; timolol eye drops solution
E-Mycin erythromycin tablet
suspension
Esbriet Pirfenidone capsule
Frisium clobazam tablet
Keytruda pembrolizumab infusion
Prezista darunavir tablet
Roxanne 20/100 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Roxanne 30/150 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Roxanne ED 20/100 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Roxanne ED 30/150 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Saizen somatropin injection
Stemetil prochlorperazine injection
suppository
Truvada emtricitabine; tenofovir tablet
Volulyte hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 in a balanced electrolyte solution infusion
Voluven hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 in a balanced electrolyte solution infusion
Zyban bupropion tablet
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename active ingredient(s) dose form
Atorvastatin (Pharmacare) atorvastatin tablet
Fluorescein SERB fluorescein injection
Saizen 5.83 mg/ml and Saizen 8 mg/ml somatropin injection
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Accuretic quinapril hydrochloride; hydrochlorothiazide tablet
Adacel Polio diphtheria vaccine; pertussis vaccine; poliomyelitis vaccine; tetanus vaccine injection
Alphagan brimonidine eye drops solution
Alphagan P brimonidine eye drops solution
Apo-Ciclopirox ciclopirox nail lacquer
Apo-Pindolol pindolol tablet
Cilazapril - AFT cilazapril tablet
Clustran sumatriptan injection
Combigan brimonidine; timolol eye drops solution
E-Mycin erythromycin tablets
suspension
Esbriet Pirfenidone capsule
Frisium clobazam tablet
Imovane zopiclone tablet
Keytruda pembrolizumab infusion
Latanocom latanoprost; timolol eye drops solution
Lopresor
Slow Lopresor
metoprolol injection
tablet
Omegaven egg lecithin; fish oil; glycerol infusion
Oruvail SR ketoprofen capsule
Roxanne 20/100 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Roxanne 30/150 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Roxanne ED 20/100 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Roxanne ED 30/150 ethinylestradiol; levonorgestrel tablet
Saizen 3 and Saizen 8 somatropin injection
Taxotere docetaxel infusion
Valcyte valganciclovir tablet
Volulyte hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 in a balanced electrolyte solution infusion
Voluven hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 in a balanced electrolyte solution infusion
Zyban bupropion tablet


Additions to the Medsafe Website from 13-20 February 2017


CONSULTATIONS
Addition of warning statements on labels of topical miconazole containing medicines available without prescription

SAFETY INFORMATION
Guidance for Pharmacists Dispensing Prescriptions for Span-K

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Albey Bee Venom
Albey Paper Wasp Venom
Albey Yellow Jacket Venom
bee venom
wasp venom protein
wasp venom protein
injection
Merieux inactivated rabies vaccine injection
Tybost cobicistat tablet
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Estradot estradiol patch
Genvoya cobicistat; elvitegravir; emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide tablet
Loniten minoxidil tablet
Lopresor
Slow Lopresor
metoprolol injection
tablet
Zimybe ezetimibe; simvastatin tablet
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Albey Bee Venom
Albey Paper Wasp Venom
Albey Yellow Jacket Venom
bee venom
wasp venom protein
wasp venom protein
injection
Tybost cobicistat tablet
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Advantan methylprednisolone cream
ointment
Apo-Ondansetron ondansetron tablet
Estradot estradiol patch
Genvoya cobicistat; elvitegravir; emtricitabine; tenofovir tablet
Loniten minoxidil tablet
Nausicalm cyclizine hydrochloride tablet
Oxaliccord oxaliplatin injection
Stemetil prochlorperazine injection
suppository
Xylocaine
Xylocaine with adrenaline
adrenaline; lidocaine injection
Zimybe ezetimibe; simvastatin tablet
Zoloft sertraline tablet


Additions to the Medsafe Website from 6-10 February 2017


INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS

Consumer Information Leaflets
Medicines for Gout (PDF 249 KB, 2 pages)

SAFETY INFORMATION
Early Warning System – Monitoring Communications
Update -   Rivaroxaban, dabigatran and apixaban and possible risk of hair loss (alopecia) added to the medicines monitoring scheme

Adverse Event Reports Relating to Surgical Mesh Implants - December 2016 (PDF 391 KB, 25 pages)

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Merieux Inactivated Rabies Vaccine injection
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Afinitor Everolimus tablet
Champix Varenicline tablet
Cozaar Losartan tablet
Drixine Oxymetazoline nasal spray
Glivec Imatinib capsules
Invega Trinza Paliperidone injection
Marvelon 28 Desogestrel; Ethinylestradiol tablet
Mercilon 28 Desogestrel; Ethinylestradiol tablet
Methoblastin Methotrexate tablet
Nozinan levomepromazine maleate tablet
injection
NuvaRing Etonogestrel; ethinylestradiol vaginal ring
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename active ingredient(s) dose form
Apo-Terazosin Terazosin tablet
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Afinitor Everolimus tablet
Arrow-Losartan Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan tablet
BeneFIX nonacog alfa (rch) injection
Bicalaccord Bicalutamide tablet
Champix Varenicline tablet
Cozaar Losartan tablet
DBL Glyceryl Trinitrate Glyceryl trinitrate injection
Fentanyl Sandoz Fentanyl patch
Invega Trinza Paliperidone injection
Invokana Canagliflozin tablet
Losartan Actavis Losartan tablet
Marvelon 28 Desogestrel; Ethinylestradiol tablet
Mercilon 28 Desogestrel; Ethinylestradiol tablet
Neulactil Periciazine tablet
Neurontin Gabapentin capsule
tablet
Nozinan Levomepromazine tablet
injection
NuvaRing Etonogestrel; ethinylestradiol vaginal ring
Piportil Pipotiazine injection
Prezista Darunavir tablet
ReoPro Abciximab injection
Zypine ODT Olanzapine wafer

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