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July 2013 Medication Safety Labeling Changes

medicineJuly brought changes to thirty-four (34) medical product labels (down from 44 changes in June), with changes to the prescribing information to include any of the following areas: boxed warnings, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, patient package insert, and medication guide.

For a complete detailed accounting of the label changes, refer to the summary of meds. By clicking onto the drug name, you will be able to view the detailed summary, which will identify the safety labeling section and revised subsection, as well as a brief summary of the new or modified safety information.

The following medications have been affected:

Depakene (valproic acid) Capsules and Oral Solution
Depakote (divalproex sodium) Delayed Release
Depakote ER (Extended Release) Tablets
Depakote Sprinkle Capsules (divalproex sodium coated particles in capsules)
Depacon (valproate sodium) Injection
Nizoral (ketoconazole) Tablets
Nucynta (tapentadol) Immediate-Release (IR) Oral Tablets
Prolia (denosumab)
Rapaflo (silodosin) Capsules
Sarafem (fluoxetine hydrochloride) Tablets
Agrylin (anagrelide hydrochloride) Capsules
Azor (amlodipine/olmesartan medoxomil) Tablets
Azulfidine EN-Tablets (sulfasalazine delayed release tablets, USP)
Bactrim and Bactrim DS Tablets
Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil)
Benicar HCT (olmesartan medoxomil/ hydrochlorothiazide) Tablets
Dulera (mometasone furoate/formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Aerosol
Elspar (asparaginase)
Geodon (ziprasidone) Capsules, Injection and Oral Suspension
Lupron Depot (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension)
MultiHance (gadobenate dimeglumine) Injection and MultiHance Multipack (gadobenate dimeglumine) Injection
Pentasa (mesalamine) Controlled-Release Capsules
Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) Delayed Release Capsules
Symbyax (olanzapine and fluoxetine hydrochloride) Capsules
Tribenzor (olmesartan medoxomil/ amlodipine/ hydrochlorothiazide) Tablets
Vivitrol (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension)
Zelboraf (vemurafenib) Tablets

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