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Managing Motion Sickness

Posted 30 Jun 2017 by

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 – Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. Is there anything you can do to quell your motion sickness so you can join in the fun? If you suffer from motion sickness, there are some ways to deal with it, one doctor says, though riding roller coasters isn't likely an activity you'll ever love. Motion sickness can ...

Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say

Posted 19 Aug 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 – Expectant mothers hit hard with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy don't need to muddle through debilitating symptoms, new recommendations say. In updating 11-year-old guidelines on treating morning sickness, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now suggests women pair vitamin B6 and the antihistamine doxylamine to treat persistent, ...

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

Posted 3 Oct 2013 by

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 pa ...

No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug

Posted 27 Feb 2013 by

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 ...

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Updated information on 32 mg intravenous ondansetron (Zofran) dose and pre-mixed ondansetron products

Posted 5 Dec 2012 by

This update is a follow-up to the FDA Drug Safety Communication: New information regarding QT prolongation with ondansetron (Zofran)1 on 6/29/2012. Safety Announcement Table 1.  List of ondansetron products to be voluntarily withdrawn from the U.S. market Reference   Safety Announcement [12-4-2012] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying health care professionals that the 32 mg, ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Ondansetron (Zofran) 32 mg, Single Intravenous (IV) Dose: Updated Safety Communication – Product Removal due to Potential For Serious Cardiac Risks

Posted 4 Dec 2012 by

ISSUE: FDA is notifying health care professionals that the 32 mg, single intravenous (IV) dose of the anti-nausea drug Zofran (ondansetron hydrochloride) will no longer be marketed because of the potential for serious cardiac risks. BACKGROUND: The 32 mg, single IV dose of Zofran had been used to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. A previous Drug Safety Communication (DSC), issued ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Ondansetron (Zofran) IV: Drug Safety Communication - QT prolongation

Posted 3 Jul 2012 by

ISSUE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and the public that preliminary results from a recently completed clinical study suggest that a 32 mg single intravenous dose of ondansetron (Zofran, ondansetron hydrochloride, and generics) may affect the electrical activity of the heart (QT interval prolongation), which could pre-dispose patients to develop ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Zofran (ondansetron): Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythms

Posted 15 Sep 2011 by

ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of an ongoing safety review and labeling changes for the anti-nausea drug Zofran (ondansetron, ondansetron hydrochloride and generics). Ondansetron may increase the risk of developing prolongation of the QT interval of the electrocardiogram, which can lead to an abnormal and potentially fatal heart rhythm, including Torsade de Pointes. ...

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