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FDA Medwatch Alert: Meridian Medical Technologies Auto-Injectors: Extension of Expiration Dates

Posted 25 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

including Auto-Injectors for Atropen (atropine) DuoDote (atropine/pralidoxime chloride) morphine sulfate pralidoxime chloride diazepam   [Posted 11/22/2013] ISSUE: FDA is aware of a disruption in supply to health care providers and emergency response personnel of Atropen (atropine), DuoDote (atropine/pralidoxime chloride), morphine sulfate, pralidoxime chloride, and diazepam auto-injectors ...

FDA Approves Pediatric Use of Protopam Chloride Chemical Poisoning Treatment

Posted 13 Sep 2010 by Drugs.com

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the pediatric use of Protopam Chloride (pralidoxime chloride), a drug used to treat poisoning by organophosphate pesticides and chemicals (e.g., nerve agents). The drug is approved to be administered either by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injections. "We know this drug has been ...

Chemical Poisoning Treatment Approved for Children

Posted 13 Sep 2010 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 10 – A treatment for poisoning from pesticides and similar chemicals has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in children, nearly 50 years after it was first approved for adults. Pralidoxime chloride (Protopam Chloride) was approved by the FDA in 1964 as an antidote to pesticides and other chemicals in the organophosphate class. The injected antidote slows ...

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Anticholinesterase Overdose, Nerve Agent Poisoning, Organophosphate Poisoning

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