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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

Does fda publish information on drug safety?

All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and side effects. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Has anyone here prescribed the acne drug solodyn (minocycline)?

Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...Read more

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Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more

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Currently taking doxycycline but it's not improving.Heard many conflicting success stories & horror stories of Accutane.Are the side-effects true?

Currently taking doxycycline but it's not improving.Heard many conflicting success stories & horror stories of Accutane.Are the side-effects true?

Side effects: The reason companies list the side effects is because they happened on their drug. Will they happen to everyone? No. Could they? Yes. Talk to your doctor about what may be the next step for your acne. ...Read more

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In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

Hard to believe not: In all products there are many such recalls - I expect you can do a web search to fine sites that do only that and those that specialize in different industries. Go look. Any list will be out of date in a short time, so you'd have to check regularly to be sure. It's sad but true. ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Has the fda appproved hip resurfacing? I have never heard of hip resurfacing. Is this procedure approved by the fda? .

Has the fda appproved hip resurfacing? I have never heard of hip resurfacing.  Is this procedure approved by the fda?

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Yes. : Yes. Hip resurfacing has been approved since 2007. It has been done extensively in the uk and australia. For some younger, active patients, the best course of action is often total hip resurfacing. Since the head of the femur is preserved, hip resurfacing conserves more of the bone. This is largely due to the fact that instead of removing the head completely, it is shaped to accept an anatomically sized metal sphere. And there is no large stem to go down the central part of the femur. Also, the surface of the socket, acetabulum, is resurfaced and replaced with a metal shell that is pressed directly into the bone. Hip resurfacing is intended for young, active adults who are under 60 years of age and in need of a hip replacement. There are certain causes of hip arthritis that result in extreme deformity of either the head of the femur or the acetabulum. These cases are usually not candidates for hip resurfacing. ...Read more

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Does aquamid injectable filler have a long safety history in the united states?

Does aquamid injectable filler have a long safety history in the united states?

No: Aquamid is not a common filler in the United States. More commonly, juvederm, restalyne, radiesse, (dermal fillers) Perlane and others are used. I would recommend one of these fillers, or a fat transfer in permanent filling is desired. ...Read more

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Does the fda require drug companies to publish all their research?

No: And that is a problem. Sometimes, a drug company can withhold research that is not beneficial to their product but not of a primary concern. However, that "minor" concern may later be important if scores of patients get an adverse event. ...Read more

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Diazepam (1963), Lithium (1970), Fluoxetine (1987), Clozapine (1989). Now, 25 years since anything revolutionary in treatment of mental illness. Why?

Diazepam (1963), Lithium (1970), Fluoxetine (1987), Clozapine (1989). Now, 25 years since anything revolutionary in treatment of mental illness. Why?

Glutamate : The latest are glutamate antagonists like lamictal, ketamine, Namenda. Also serotonin modulators like viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) and brintellex which adds specificity to where neurotransmitters are affected eg causing dopamine to be released in frontal cortex. New meds are designed by informed knowledge rather than chance. ...Read more

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A-fib, stroke prophylaxis: arixtra works diff from warfarin, no approval by fda & no studies establishing its effectiveness. How can it be acceptable?

A-fib, stroke prophylaxis: arixtra works diff from warfarin, no approval by fda & no studies establishing its effectiveness. How can it be acceptable?

Agree with you: Arixta is effective in for venous blood clots. It works faster than warfarin but has to be injected, so it is given temporarily. Sometimes it is selected bec of a Heparin allergy. For atrial fibrillation, there are 3 new pills (pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis) that can be used instead of warfarin. They are very attractive because they dont require monthly blood test monitoring. ...Read more

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For what reason has adocoryl in orabase mouth gel been discontinued in europe but not usa

For what reason has adocoryl in orabase mouth gel been discontinued in europe but not usa<australia new zealand etc?

No idea: I have no idea and couldn't find out through an internet search. If it's really important to you to know, you can try calling the company directly. ...Read more

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Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Yes: Provigil is an FDA prescription drug used mostly for narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness from other causes. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm?fuseaction=Search.DrugDetails ...Read more

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Why has domperidone not been approved by the fda?

Domperidone: " FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." (https://www.nabp.net/news/domperidone-not-fda-approved-should-not-be-marketed-in-the-us-fda-stresses) ...Read more

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Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?

Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?

Not likely, but: There've been some reported mood change effects - not common and severity is not mentioned. If you have a tendency toward this sort of intense depression, it might be wise to avoid this elective medication in favor of an alternative approach. Only you and your doctor know how crucial acne Tx is for you. One ting that may help is knowing it's not a meaningful depression - just short-term chemistry. ...Read more

Fda (Definition)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that ...Read more