News about Side effects and product information
New report on adverse reactions reported with tramadol for pain relief
| 20 December 2018 |
The Danish Medicines Agency has received 830 reports of suspected adverse reactions with tramadol since the medicine was marketed in March 1993. 155 of them describe symptoms of dependence. This follows from a report that has just been published. In 2017, about 265,000 individuals received treatment with tramadol in Denmark.
Small increased risk of certain types of skin cancer associated with the use of hydrochlorothiazide
| 30 October 2018 |
There is a small increased risk of developing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in long-term use of blood pressure medicine containing hydrochlorothiazide. This follows from a review of new studies and available data undertaken by the European Medicines Agency, EMA.
Medicines of the future in focus at World Economic Forum
| 20 September 2018 |
Medicines of the future is one of the topics being debated at the meeting of the World Economic Forum, which is currently place right now in Tianjin in China. The Danish Medicines Agency is attending.
Contaminated valsartan has so far not caused an increased incidence of cancer cases in Denmark
| 13 September 2018 |
A Danish registry study has examined if the cancer incidence rate is higher among people treated with the blood pressure lowering medicine Valsartan, which due to the risk of contamination was recalled from the market in July 2018. The study concludes that no increased cancer incidence can be seen at present.
New recommendations for use of Xofigo for treatment of prostate cancer which has spread to the bones
| 28 August 2018 |
The EU's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has adopted new recommendations for use of Xofigo for treatment of prostate cancer which has spread to the bones (bone metastases). Xofigo should only be used in symptomatic patients who have had two previous treatments for prostate cancer and who cannot be treated with other medicines.
DKMA Update March 2018
| 28 March 2018 |
In this issue of DKMA Update you can read about evidence; changes to Tramadol’s summary of product characteristics; inspections of the sale of OTC medicines outside pharmacies and much more
Be aware of rare but possible risk of liver injury in medical treatment of fibroids
| 15 February 2018 |
The Danish Medicines Agency recommends doctors not to start any new patients on the medicine Esmya (ulipristal) because of a rare, but possible, risk of developing serious liver injury.