The FDA has revised drug labels for more than 65 drug products. The revision is either in warning on box or revised contraindications or precautions or side effects. Patients who are using any of the drugs should re-think and let their physician know about the changes. The revised drug are as below…..
Abilify: Abilify contains aripiprazole. It is antidepressant medicine. Revised safety label is for Tablets, liquid and Injection. Generic Abilify
Amturnide: It is amlodipine/aliskiren/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. It is indicated to treat high blood pressure.
Angeliq: These tablets contains drospirenone and estradiol. The drug is used to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal symptoms.
Aptivus: Aptivus is tipranavir tablet. It is indicated to treat HIV infection.
Avalide: It is irbesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide tablet. This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. generic Avalide.
Benicar: This is olmesartan medoxomil tablet. It is used to lower blood pressure. generic Benicar.
Beyaz: It is drospirenone plus ethinyl estradiol plus levomefolate calcium tablet. The drug is oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy
Cardiogen-82: It is Rubidium Rb 82 Generator. It is used in heart diseases.
Crestor: It is rosuvastatin calcium tablet. The drug is indicated for cholesterol management. generic Crestor
Crixivan: The drug is used in HIV infection. It contains indinavir sulfate. generic Crixivan
Diovan HCT: Diovan is used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. It is valsartan plus hydrochlorothiazide tablet. generic Diovan HTC
Oral suspension of erythromycin ethylsuccinate, capsules of erythromycin delay release and Ery-Ped liquid.
PCE tables: These tablets contain erythromycin particles. Safety has been revised for both 333mg and 500mg tablets.
Elestrin: It is estradiol gel indicated to treat hot flashes in menopause.
Exforge HCT (amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide) tablets
Famvir: It is famciclovir tablet. The drug is used for the treatment of genital harpes.
Hepsera: The drug contains adefovir dipivoxil. It is used to treat hepatitis B infection.
Invirase: It is used in the treatment of HIV infections. The drug contains saquinavir mesylate. Safety has been revised for both tablets and capsules.
Kaletra: The drug is used to treat HIV along with other drug treatment. The drug contains lopinavir and ritonavir. Revised safety is for both oral suspension and tablets.
Lescol: It is fluvastatin sodium. The drug is used to increase good cholesterol level and reduce bad cholesterol level. Safety precaution has also been revised for extended version of Lescol i.e. Lescol XL.
Letairis: It is ambrisentan tablet. This drug is indicated to treat hypertension or pulmonary arterial hypertension to be more specific.
Lexiva: This drug is fosamprenavir calcium tablets. Drug safety has been revised for both tablets and oral suspension.
Lipitor: It is lipid lowering drug. It contains atorvastatin calcium as its active ingredient. Safety precaution is for lipitor tablets only. generic lipitor
Livalo: This drug is laso used to treat high chlesterol level. It contains pitavastatin.