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Drug Safety Alerts - December 2016


Sl.No

Suspected Drugs

Indication

Adverse Reactions

1

Cefixime

Otitis media, respiratory tract infections, uncomplicated UTIs, effective against infections caused by Enterobaceriaceae, H.influenza species.

Anal Ulcer

2

Atenolol

Angina and myocardial infarction; arrhythmias; hypertension; migraine prophylaxis

Dermatitis Lichenoid

3

Olanzapine

Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mania/mixed episode, psychomotor agitation and violent behaviour

Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS syndrome)

4

Meropenem

Nosocomial infections like septicaemia, febrile neutropenia, intraabdominal and pelvic infection etc., caused by cephalosporin’s resistant bacteria, meningitis cystic fibrosis

Hypokalaemia

5

Montelukast

Prophylaxis of mild to moderate asthma

Tinnitus