Magnesium Injections May Harm Fetuses

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Magnesium sulfate injections in pregnant women may cause low calcium levels and bone problems in developing babies or fetuses. Magnesium sulfate is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to help control and/or prevent seizures in pregnant women with preeclampsia and eclampsia. Preeclampsia:  Is a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes [...]

Steroid Injections | Adverse reactions | Nationwide Recall

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The compounding pharmacy, Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC in Newbern Tennessee, is recalling all lots of sterile products with a “use-by” date on or before November 20,2013 Reports of seven cases of skin abscesses, one of which may be fungal are under investigation. The exact source of the adverse events is still under investigation. Click [...]

Suvorexant | Insomnia | Depression

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Merck & Co.’s drug, Suvorexant, has some troubling side effects Suvorexant is the first insomnia treatment of its kind to be submitted to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for approval.  The FDA’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee is discussing Merck & Co.’s new drug application for insomnia. Suvorexant side effects include, [...]

Nationwide Recall of GOPump and GOBlock Kits

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Symbios Medical Products Recalls GOPump and GOBlock Kits On the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) website: “For immediate release – May 10, 2012 – Symbios Medical Products initiated a voluntary recall of all GoPump and Rapid Recovery System kits and GOBlock Kits manufactured with flow control components assembled prior to July 2012.  these products have [...]

Pregnancy and Medication

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Not all medications are safe to take during pregnancy; that is why, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is planning drug labeling changes that will provide more information for pregnant women. However, be aware that less data is available about a given medicine’s safety for mothers and their fetus because pregnant women have typically been [...]

Valproate The Risk Of Use Outweighs Any Benefit

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Safety Announcement [05-06-2013] “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising health care professionals and women that the anti-seizure medication valproate sodium and related products, valproic acid and divalproex sodium, are contraindicated and should not be taken by pregnant women for the prevention of migraine headaches. Based on information from a recent study, there [...]

NuvaRing Hormones

NuvaRing is a form of birth control that is inserted vaginally to help prevent pregnancy NuvaRing  is made of a flexible plastic that releases a low dose of progestin and estrogen directly into the body, resulting in a higher dose of hormones than what is delivered by oral birth control pills. NuvaRing increases the risk of [...]