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December 2011 Medication Label Changes

Last month brought changes to forty (40) medical product labels (down from 48 changes in November), 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, please 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:

Multaq (dronedarone hydrochloride) tablets
Dilantin-125 (phenytoin) Oral Suspension
Norvir (ritonavir) Soft Gel Capsules, Oral Solution and Tablets
Relenza (zanamivir) inhalation powder
Tyzeka (telbivudine) tablets and oral solution
Capoten (captopril) Tablets
Danocrine brand of Danazol capsules
Desferal (deferoxamine mesylate) for injection
Edarbi (azilsartan medoxomil) Tablets
Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) for intravenous use
Heparin Sodium Injection
Isentress (raltegravir) scored, chewable tablets, film-coated tablet
Keppra (levetiracetam) Tablets and oral solution
Onglyza (saxagliptin) tablets
Ovide (malathion) 0.5% lotion1
PegIntron (Peginterferon alfa-2b) Injection, Powder for Solution for Subcutaneous Use
Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) tablets
Remeron (mirtazapine) tablets and RemeronSolTab (mirtazapine) Orally Disintegrating
Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) powder for oral suspension and capsules