The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published Drug Safety Update Issue 6 (PDF).
This issue includes the following drug safety advice articles:
- Statins: interactions, and updated advice for atorvastatin
- Methylthioninium chloride (methylene blue): CNS toxicity with serotonergic drugs
- Desmomelt (desmopressin): call for Yellow Card reporting
- Bivalirudin: risks associated with incorrect dose
In addition, this issue contains a hot topic review focussing on Long-acting beta agonists for asthma. There is also a reminder to prescribers about the risk of fire with paraffin-based skin treatments.
Action: Clinicians will find this publication to be a useful review of current issues in drug safety.
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