WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter 1998, No. 03&04
(1998; 18 pages)
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View the documentAluminium in total parenteral nutrition - labelling requirements & warning
View the documentAstemizole - warning concerning cardiovascular adverse events
View the documentBromfenac - warning label: liver damage
View the documentCarbamazepine - warning concerning precipitation
View the documentChlormezanone - withdrawn
View the documentCounterfeit drugs - warning to the public
View the documentDietary supplement "Sleeping Buddha" - warning concerning estazolam content
View the documentFenfluramine - withdrawn
View the documentHuman dura mater (freeze-dried) - restrictive measures
View the documentIsotretinoin - psychiatric adverse effects
View the documentPyrithione zinc (Skin-CapR) - withdrawn
View the documentSertindole - approval application withdrawn
View the documentTerfenadine - additional drug interactions
View the documentTerfenadine - withdrawn following approval of fexofenadine
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Chlormezanone - withdrawn

United Arab Emirates. The Ministry of Health has withdrawn marketing approval for pharmaceutical products containing chlormezanone. It has been available alone and in combination with paracetamol for the management of pain, especially back pain (BeserolR and TrancopalR). This drug has been associated with an unacceptable incidence of Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

[See also Pharmaceuticals Newsletters Nos. 1&2, January&February 1997, 11&12, November&December 1997 and DRS Alert No. 53, 18 October 1996]

Reference: UAE Ministry of Health Drug Information Bulletin 1997 No. 3, p.2.

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