Drug Injury

Celexa Can Cause Heart Abnormalities

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued safety information about popular antidepressant medication Celexa (generic name: citalopram hydrobromide). Celexa is in the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which make more of the brain chemical serotonin available to brain cells. In August 2011, the FDA issued a Drug Safety …

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Take Medication for Stomach Acid, Beware of Diarrhea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that a class of medications call Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with a risk of developing Clostridium difficile-association diarrhea (CDAD). A diagnosis of CDAD should be considered for patients taking PPIs who develop diarrhea that does not improve. The FDA is working with manufacturers to …

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Top Medical and Drug Stories of 2011

Medical stories are some of the most heartbreaking:  You trust your health to a doctor or hospital, and something goes wrong. Maybe you end up sicker than you were before. Sometimes, the error may result in death. Here is a round-up of the most important medical and drug stories of the year. (To read any …

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FDA Wants Blood Clots Added to YAZ Labels

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that the labels for birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, be strengthened to include more information about the increased risk of blood clots. This is not Bayer’s first appearance at the FDA scrutiny rodeo. In 2008, Yaz was the best-selling birth …

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