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Additions to the Medsafe Website from 31 January - 17 February 2020

 

COMMITTEES
Medicines Classification Committee
Agenda for the 64th Medicines Classification Committee meeting
 
CONSULTATIONS
Survey for consumers on reporting side effects to medicines

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Afluria Quad Influenza vaccine polyvalent injection
Afluria Quad Junior Influenza vaccine polyvalent injection
Aimovig Erenumab injection
Metrogyl Metronidazole tablet
Mupirocin (Medsurge) Nasal Mupirocin ointment
Tygacil Tigecycline injection
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Belkyra Deoxycholic acid injection
KISQALI Ribociclib tablet
Maviret Glecaprevir; Pibrentasvir tablet
Spiriva Tiotropium capsule
Sutent Sunitinib capsule
Tafinlar Dabrafenib capsule
Verpamil Verapamil tablet
Zavedos Idarubicin injection
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Afluria Quad Influenza vaccine polyvalent injection
Afluria Quad Junior Influenza vaccine polyvalent injection
Aimovig Erenumab injection
Cefuroxime-AFT Cefuroxime injection
Clopidogrel (Multichem) Clopidogrel tablet
Metrogyl Metronidazole tablet
Mupirocin (Medsurge) Nasal Mupirocin ointment
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Anzatax Paclitaxel injection
Arrow - Diazepam Diazepam tablet
Arrow - Sertraline Sertraline tablet
Belkyra Deoxycholic acid injection
Bicillin LA Benzathine benzylpenicillin injection
Cyclizine Lactate (Hameln) Cyclizine injection
DBL Fentanyl Fentanyl injection
DBL Oxaliplatin Oxaliplatin injection
DBL Pethidine Hydrochloride Pethidine injection
Ibrance Palbociclib capsule
KISQALI Ribociclib tablet
Maviret Glecaprevir; Pibrentasvir tablet
Methotrexate Ebewe Methotrexate injection
Metoclopramide-Baxter Metoclopramide injection
Picato Ingenol mebutate gel
Provive Propofol injection
Soframycin Framycetin drop
Stelara Ustekinumab injection
Sutent Sunitinib capsule
Tafinlar Dabrafenib capsule
Tenofovir (Teva) Tenofovir tablet
Tygacil Tigecycline injection
Verpamil (Mylan NZ Limited) Verapamil tablet
Xgeva Denosumab injection
Zelboraf Vemurafenib tablet
Zincaps Zinc sulfate capsule

Additions to the Medsafe Website from 27 to 30 January 2020

 

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Acetec Enalapril tablet
Spravato Esketamine hydrochloride nasal spray
Synagis Palivizumab injection
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Boostrix Diphtheria vaccine; Pertussis vaccine; Tetanus vaccine injection
Darzalex Daratumumab infusion
Erbitux Cetuximab infusion
Normison Temazepam tablet
Votrient Pazopanib tablet
Zypine Olanzapine tablet
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Acetec Enalapril tablet
Spravato Esketamine hydrochloride nasal spray
Tigecycline Juno Tigecycline injection
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Biomed Fentanyl Fentanyl citrate infusion
Boostrix Diphtheria vaccine; Pertussis vaccine; Tetanus vaccine injection
Bupafen Bupivacaine; Fentanyl infusion
Bydureon Exenatide injection
Byetta Exenatide injection
Cernevit Ascorbic acid; Biotin; Cocarboxylase; Colecalciferol; Cyanocobalamin; Dexpanthenol; dl-Alpha tocopherol; Folic acid; Nicotinamide; Pyridoxine; Retinol; Riboflavin injection
Darzalex Daratumumab infusion
Epilim Valproic acid injection
Ibuprofen SR BNM Ibuprofen tablet
Isoptin Verapamil injection
Ketamine Ketamine infusion
Kombiglyze XR Metformin; Saxagliptin tablet
Lanoxin (Paediatric) Digoxin Elixir, tablet
Lucentis Ranibizumab injection
Mobic Meloxicam tablet
Moduretic Amiloride; Hydrochlorothiazide tablet
Morphine Sulfate (Biomed) Morphine injection
Movapo Apomorphine injection
Moviprep Ascorbic acid; Macrogols; Potassium chloride; Sodium chloride; Sodium sulfate oral solution
Moviprep Orange Ascorbic acid; Macrogols; Potassium chloride; Sodium chloride; Sodium sulfate oral solution
Normison Temazepam tablet
Olimel Alanine; Arginine; Aspartic acid; Glucose; Glutamic acid; Glycine; Histidine; Isoleucine; Leucine; Lysine acetate; Methionine; Olive oil; Phenylalanine; Proline; Serine; Soya oil; Threonine; Tryptophan; Tyrosine; Valine infusion
PeriOlimel Alanine; Arginine; Aspartic acid; Calcium chloride; Glucose; Glutamic acid; Glycine; Histidine; Isoleucine; Leucine; Lysine acetate; Magnesium chloride; Methionine; Olive oil; Phenylalanine; Potassium chloride; Proline; Serine; Sodium acetate; Sodium glyc infusion
RiaSTAP (with diluent) Fibrinogen injection
Setrona Sertraline tablet
SoluPrep Chlorhexidine; Isopropyl alcohol solution
Synagis Palivizumab injection
Votrient Pazopanib tablet
Zypine Olanzapine tablet
 

Additions to the Medsafe Website from 23 to 27 January 2020

 

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Ventolin Syrup salbutamol syrup
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Adriamycin doxorubicin injection
Alphamox amoxicillin capsule
Bridion sugammadex injection
Erlyand apalutamide tablet
Glizide gliclazide tablet
Lorstat atorvastatin tablet
Lucrin Depot leuprorelin injection
Nucala mepolizumab injection
Ropin ropinirole tablet
DATA SHEETS
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Atgam antithymocyte immunoglobulin injection
Augmentin amoxicillin; clavulanic acid tablet, suspension, injection
Furosemide-Baxter furosemide injection
Glizide gliclazide tablet
Herceptin trastuzumab infusion
Hydrea hydroxycarbamide capsule
Jaqinus tofacitinib tablet
Lorstat atorvastatin tablet
Lucrin Depot leuprorelin injection
Milrinone-Baxter milrinone injection
Onglyza saxagliptin tablet
Oratane isotretinoin capsule
Plenvu ascorbic acid; macrogols; potassium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium sulfate oral solution
Ra-Morph morphine oral solution
Ropin ropinirole tablet
Solian amisulpride oral solution, tablet
Ventolin Syrup salbutamol syrup

Additions to the Medsafe Website from 18 to 23 January 2020

Reminder that the Consultation on proposed changes to current warning and advisory statements for paracetamol closes on 31 January 2020

COMMITTEES
Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee
Minutes of the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2019

SAFETY
Dear Healthcare Professional
Supply of Accuretic 10mg/12.5mg tablets in alternative (Canadian) artwork to New Zealand

Monitoring Communcation
Update - Everet (levetiracetam) - supply and potential seizure control issues for patients
Update - Dolutegravir and the possible risk of neural tube defects when taken early in pregnancy

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
PiperTaz Sandoz piperacillin; tazobactam injection
PipTaz Sandoz piperacillin; tazobactam injection
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Atgam antithymocyte immunoglobulin injection
Cilicaine VK phenoxymethlpenicillin capsule
Isoptin verapamil injection, tablet
Keytruda pembrolizumab infusion
Nexavar sorafenib tablet
Nucala mepolizumab injection
Pimafucort hydrocortisone; natamycin; neomycin cream, ointment
Renagel sevelamer tablet
Sandostatin LAR octreotide injection
Tivicay dolutegravir tablet
Triumeq abacavir; dolutegravir; lamivudine tablet
Varivax varicella vaccine injection
Zyprexa olanzapine tablet, wafer, injection
Zyprexa Relprevv olanzapine injection
DATA SHEETS
New
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Olopatadine (Teva) olopatadine eye drops
DATA SHEETS
Updated
Tradename Active ingredient(s) Dose form
Bimatoprost (Multichem) bimatoprost eye drops
Cilicaine procaine penicillin injection
Cilicaine VK phenoxymethlpenicillin capsule
DBL Diazepam diazepam injection
DBL Heparin Sodium BP heparin injection
Elelyso taliglucerase alfa injection
Habitrol nicotine chewing gum
Keytruda pembrolizumab infusion
Locacorten-Vioform clioquinol; flumetasone ear drops
Minims Cyclopentolate cyclopentolate eye drops
Nexavar sorafenib tablet
Nucala mepolizumab injection
Opdivo nivolumab infusion
Pimafucort hydrocortisone; natamycin; neomycin topical cream, ointment
PiperTaz Sandoz piperacillin; tazobactam injection
PipTaz piperacillin; tazobactam injection
Potassium Chloride in Glucose glucose; potassium chloride; sodium chloride infusion
Potassium Chloride in Sodium Chloride (Baxter) potassium chloride; sodium chloride infusion
Primene alanine; arginine; aspartic acid; cysteine; glutamic acid; glycine; histidine; isoleucine; leucine; lysine; methionine; ornithine; phenylalanine; proline; serine; taurine; threonine; tryptophan; tyrosine; valine infusion
Rapifen alfentanil injection
Sandostatin LAR octreotide injection
Sublimaze fentanyl injection
Tivicay dolutegravir tablet
Triumeq abacavir; dolutegravir; lamivudine tablet
Varivax varicella vaccine injection
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