WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter 2003, No. 05
(2003; 15 pages) View the PDF document
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View the documentASTEMIZOLE - Withdrawn due to ventricular arrhythmias
View the documentBICALUTAMIDE - Withdrawn due to accelerated deaths
View the documentDACLIZUMAB - Warning about hypersensitivity reactions, increased mortality in cardiac transplant study
View the documentDANAZOL - Use restricted to second-line therapy in endometriosis
View the documentLEVACETYL-METHADOL - Product to be withdrawn due to adverse cardiac events; safer alternatives to be adopted
View the documentMOROCTOCOG ALFA - Reports of lack of effect in prophylaxis patients
View the documentNEFAZODONE - Sale discontinued due to adverse hepatic events
View the documentNIMESULIDE - Product under ‘special pharmacovigilance’
View the documentOSELTAMIVIR - Adverse reactions section to include acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia
View the documentPHENYLPROPAN-OLAMINE - New warnings on cardiovascular risks to be added
View the documentSOMATROPIN - Refused approval for use in AIDS-related wasting syndrome
View the documentTERFENADINE - Withdrawn due to ventricular arrhythmias
View the documentVALSARTAN - Reports of interstitial pneumonia
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Open this folder and view contentsFEATURE
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NIMESULIDE - Product under ‘special pharmacovigilance’

Argentina. The food, drug and medical devices agency in Argentina, ANMAT, has directed that nimesulide should be brought under the category of products under ‘special pharmacovigilance’. This category includes those drugs that are put under high alert and scrutiny for adverse reactions. Manufacturers are obliged to report all adverse effects associated with nimesulide use. (For other related information on nimesulide, see WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter No. 2, 3 & 4, 2002; 3 & 4, 2003).

Disposicion de ANMAT no 4087/03, 6 Aug 2003.

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