We are using our patient display to show MHRA warnings in the surgery.
These are some of the slides made for last month.
Methylprednisolone injectable medicine containing lactose (Solu-Medrone 40 mg): do not use in patients with cows’ milk allergy
Solu-Medrone 40 mg may contain trace amounts of milk proteins.
Gabapentin has been associated with a rare risk of severe respiratory depression even without concomitant opioid medicines.
Cases of sexual dysfunction, predominantly involving erectile dysfunction and decreased libido, have been reported rarely in patients taking oral isotretinoin for severe acne.
Clozapine: reminder of potentially fatal risk of intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction, and paralytic ileus
If constipation occurs during treatment with clozapine (Clozaril, Denzapine, Zaponex), it is vital that it is recognised and actively treated.