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FDA Medwatch Alert: Metoclopramide Injection And Ondansetron Injection by Hospira: Recall - Glass Strand Particulates Caused By Glass Supplier

Posted 3 Oct 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Hospira, Inc. announced it initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Metoclopramide Injection, USP, 10 mg/2 mL (5 mg/mL)and two lots of Ondansetron Injection, USP, 4 mg/2 mL, (2 mg/mL). This action is due to a confirmed vial defect where glass particulate matter (glass strands) were identified as being affixed to the inside of the vial walls. There is potential for the glass particulates to dislodge into the solution. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for these lots. BACKGROUND: Metoclopramide Injection, USP, 10 mg/2 mL (5 mg/mL), NDC 0409-3414-01, Lot 28-104-DK (the lot number may be followed by a 01), is packaged in a 2 mL single-dose fliptop vial, with an expiration date of October 1, 2014. Ondansetron Injection, USP, 4 mg/2 mL (2 mg/mL), NDC 0409-4755-03, Lots 29-484-DK and 29-510-DK (the lot numbers may be f ... Read more

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FDA Approves Diclegis for Pregnant Women Experiencing Nausea and Vomiting

Posted 9 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

April 8, 2013 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting. Diclegis is a delayed-release tablet intended for women who have not adequately responded to conservative management of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, such as dietary and lifestyle modifications. These modifications include eating several small meals instead of three large meals, eating bland foods that are low in fat and easy to digest and avoiding smells that can trigger nausea. “Many women experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and sometimes these symptoms are not adequately managed through recommended changes in diet and lifestyle,” said Hylton V. Joffe, M.D., M.M.Sc., director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Res ... Read more

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Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness

Posted 9 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 9 – Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting associated with "morning sickness" during pregnancy. The drug was sanctioned for pregnant women who haven't responded to other therapies, such as eating smaller meals, eating lower-fat foods and avoiding smells that can prompt nausea, the agency said in a media release. Diclegis was evaluated in 261 adult women with morning sickness who had been pregnant between seven and 14 weeks. Women who took the drug had less nausea and vomiting than those who took a placebo. Studies also showed the drug didn't pose a threat to the fetus, the FDA said. The most common side effect of the drug – with a typical once-daily dose of two pills – was potentially severe drowsiness. Women who take Diclegis should avoid driving or operating ... Read more

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FDA Allows Return of Once-Banned Morning Sickness Pill

Posted 9 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 9 – A morning-sickness medication that was banned 30 years ago has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval under a new name. In its new form, the drug – formerly called Bendectin and now renamed Diclegis – is the only medication specifically approved to treat the stomach upset many women suffer from during pregnancy. In the intervening decades between the drug's withdrawal from the market and its re-approval on Tuesday, the medicine has undergone rigorous scrutiny and is now deemed safe by the FDA. Obstetricians welcomed the announcement. "The nausea and vomiting of early pregnancy can range from mild to debilitating," said Dr. Jennifer Wu, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "Patients will welcome more options for treatment with the reintroduction of Bendectin." Their nausea may not disappear completely, but "it will hopefully ... Read more

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No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug

Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 – A drug commonly used to treat severe cases of morning sickness does not appear to be linked to birth defects or other risks to the baby, a large new study suggests. The Danish researchers said the findings, reported in the Feb. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, do not prove the medication is risk-free. But they said the study should reassure women who need the drug, called ondansetron (Zofran and generics). "We can never say it's 100 percent safe," said Christina Chambers, co-director of the Center for Promotion of Maternal Health and Infant Development at the University of California, San Diego. "But this is a good study that really adds to what we've known," said Chambers, who was not involved in the work. The findings are based on records from more than 600,000 Danish women who were pregnant between 2004 and 2011. Of those women, about 0.3 percent ... Read more

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Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study

Posted 20 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 – Palliative care improved the quality of life for seniors in long-term care, according to a new study. Specifically, it led to a significant reduction in emergency room visits and depression among the elderly patients, said the researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife's Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and Institute for Aging Research, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston. Palliative care is meant to reduce symptoms – such as pain, nausea and fatigue – in patients with serious illnesses. These findings show palliative care's potential for improving the quality of end-of-life care for people in long-term care, the researchers said. Their two-year study included 250 elderly long-term care patients, half of whom received palliative care. Recipients had about half as many emergency room visits and were much less likely to suffer depression, compared to those who didn't ... Read more

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Health Tip: If You Have Severe Morning Sickness

Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

-- Morning sickness is an unpleasant, yet common side effect of pregnancy. When episodes of nausea and vomiting become severe, it's time to call the doctor. The Nemours Foundation mentions these warning signs that morning sickness should be evaluated by a physician: Having nausea that is so persistent that you cannot eat or drink anything. Vomiting to the point where food doesn't stay in the stomach. Vomiting blood. Fainting, feeling dizzy or losing weight. Urinating less frequently and having frequent headaches. Having a rapid heartbeat. Feeling extremely confused or fatigued. Noticing a bad, fruity odor to the breath or body. Read more

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What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches

Posted 28 Mar 2009 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, March 28 – If your tummy feels funny, it could be a one-time bellyache, but it also could be a sign of something more serious. Dr. C. Richard Boland, chief of gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, says that everyone should know five things about serious digestive disorders: Symptoms: Alert your doctor if you have persistent symptoms, such as abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn or blood in the stools. Diagnosis: Because many digestive disorders are not detectable with blood or imaging tests, they can be difficult to diagnosis. Irritable bowel syndrome, for instance, is usually diagnosed by first ruling out all other disorders. Talking to your doctor: Symptoms and your health history play a major role in diagnosing digestive disorders, so be frank with your doctor. Recording your eating habits and symptoms ... Read more

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