Published: 8 June 2018

Quarterly Summary of Recent Safety Communications

Prescriber Update 39(2): 31
June 2018

The early warning system provides current and historical information on safety concerns for medicines and medical devices. These warnings are intended to help consumers and healthcare professionals make informed decisions about their use of medicines and medical devices.

More information about the early warning system is available on the Medsafe website (

Date Communication Topic
18 April 2018 Alert Communication Consumer Level Recall – Apo-Primidone 250 mg tablets
30 April 2018 Monitoring Communication Beware turmeric/curcumin containing products can interact with warfarin
9 May 2018 Monitoring Communication Life-threatening severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Calocurb dietary supplement

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