Countries / Pays
- North america / Amérique du nord
- Oceania / Océanie
- Asia / Asie
⇡ Canada – English
Health Canada – Recalls and safety alerts for healthcare professionals
Health Canada – Recalls and safety alerts for the public ➚
What’s new – MedEffet Canada ➚
⇡ Canada – Français
Santé Canada – Rappels et avis de sécurité pour les professionnels de la santé
Santé Canada – Rappels et avis de sécurité pour le public ➚
Quoi de neuf – MedEffet Canada ➚
- Bulletins de l’ISMP Canada
- Registre des médicaments et des produits de santé
- Signaler un effet secondaire
⇡ United States / États-Unis
MedWatch Safety Alerts (human medical products):
- Recommandations pour éviter les erreurs de reconstitution et d’administration des médicaments à base de leuproréline injectable – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- MINIRIN SPRAY (Desmopressine) 10 microgrammes par dose, solution endonasale en flacon pulvérisateur nasale – Rappel de tous les lots par mesure de précaution – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- OCTIM 150 microgrammes/dose, solution pour pulvérisation nasale – Rappel de tous les lots par mesure de précaution – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- Ropivacaïne B Braun 2 mg/ml, solution injectable/pour perfusion 100 mL et 200 mL (Ecoflac) – Risque d’erreur médicamenteuse grave – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- Information destinée aux réseau EVADIAC et aux centres implanteurs de la pompe Minimed MMT 2007-D – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- BCG-MEDAC, Bacille de Calmette-Guérin pour administration intravésicale – Mise à disposition d’une carte d’alerte patient – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- Médicaments à base de 5-fluorouracile (voie parentérale), capécitabine, tegafur et flucytosine – recommandations européennes concernant la recherche du déficit en dihydropyrimidine déshydrogénase (DPD) – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- ARGANOVA® 1 mg/mL, solution pour perfusion – (argatroban monohydraté) – Solution déjà diluée prête à l’emploi – Risque d’erreur médicamenteuse – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- Recommandations de suivi des patients : Systèmes endovasculaires de scellage aortique Nellix – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
- Alcoolo-dépendance : arrivée de BACLOCUR et fin de la recommandation temporaire d’utilisation (RTU) pour les autres spécialités à base de baclofène – Lettre aux professionnels de santé
⇡ UK / Royaume-Uni
- 5-fluorouracil (intravenous), capecitabine, tegafur: DPD testing recommended before initiation to identify patients at increased risk of severe and fatal toxicityPatients with complete or partial dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency are at increased risk of severe and fatal toxicity during treatment with these medicines.
- Flucytosine is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil used to treat systemic yeast and fungal infections and can cause life-threatening and severe toxicity in patients with complete and partial dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) def…
- Niraparib (Zejula▼): reports of severe hypertension and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), particularly in early treatmentIncrease the frequency of blood pressure monitoring to at least weekly for the first 2 months, and then monitor monthly for the first year and periodically thereafter during treatment, following recent reports of onset of se…
- Updated safety recommendations have been issued as part of the European review evaluating cases of neural tube defects in babies born to mothers who became pregnant while taking the HIV medicine dolutegravir.
- Guidance has been published on monitoring of patients on warfarin and other anticoagulants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Every report counts: report suspected adverse drug reactions and take part in #MedSafetyWeek (2–8 November 2020)Remain vigilant for suspected adverse drug reactions and report them to the Yellow Card scheme.
- A summary of letters and drug alerts recently sent to healthcare professionals.
- New recommendations following a review of the risks of dependence and addiction associated with prolonged use of opioid medicines (opioids) for non-cancer pain.
- Following a review of the risks associated with use of opioid medicines for non-cancer pain, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) has recommended that fentanyl transdermal patches are contraindicated in opioid-naive patie…
- Methotrexate once-weekly for autoimmune diseases: new measures to reduce risk of fatal overdose due to inadvertent daily instead of weekly dosingIn autoimmune conditions and some cancer therapies, methotrexate should be taken once a week; however, we continue to receive reports of inadvertent overdose due to more frequent dosing (including daily administration).
⇡ European Medicines Agency
(Agence européenne des médicaments)
⇡ Australia / Australie
- Water for injection and haemolysis24 June 2020 Health professionals are reminded that water for injection can cause haemolysis resulting in patient harm, including death, if large quantities are inadvertently administered intravenously without being rendered isotonic.
- Ferric carboxymaltose and low blood phosphorous27 February 2020 Health professionals are reminded that symptomatic hypophosphataemia is a known risk associated with use of ferric carboxymaltose and it is recommended that you routinely evaluate patient risk factors before commencing this medicine and follow up at-risk patients.
- Update – Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and adverse events27 February 2020 Following the April 2019 MSU article regarding fluoroquinolone antibiotics and risk of aortic aneurysm/dissection, the Product Information (PI) for fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been updated to include more information about various potential adverse events.
- Update – Tocilizumab and hepatotoxicity10 December 2019 Following the July 2019 MSU article regarding tocilizumab and hepatotoxicity, the Product Information (PI) for tocilizumab has been updated to include more information about this potential safety issue.
- Direct acting oral anticoagulants and risk of recurrent thrombotic events26 August 2019 Health professionals are advised that the Product Information documents for direct acting oral anticoagulants registered in Australia are being updated to include new information about increased risk of recurrent thrombotic events in patients diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome.
- Tocilizumab and hepatotoxicity11 July 2019 Health professionals are advised that serious drug-induced liver injury, including acute liver failure, hepatitis and jaundice, have been observed with the administration of tocilizumab. The frequency of serious hepatotoxicity is considered rare, but in some cases treatment has required liver transplant.
- Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and risk of aortic aneurysm/dissection12 April 2019 The TGA is investigating a rare but serious adverse event of aortic aneurysm/dissection associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
- Medicines Safety Update, Volume 9, Number 4, December 2018Infliximab and mycosis fungoides, infliximab and lupus-like syndrome, and medicine shortages mandatory reporting
- Medicines Safety Update, Volume 9, Number 3, August-September 2018New warning labels for neuromuscular blocking agents; local anaesthetic systemic toxicity; off-label use of atropine
- Medicines Safety Update, Volume 9, Number 2, June 2018Misadventures in oral methotrexate dosing; Medicines associated with a risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events and Clozapine and gastrointestinal effects
⇡ New zealand / Nouvelle-Zélande
- Concern reported with the use of NovoRapid®Penfill® (insulin aspart; 3 mL cartridge) by type 1 diabetes patients
- Technical issue with CareLink Plus database affecting clozapine monitoring
- Update – Possible risk of vasculitis with dabigatran (Pradaxa)
- Potential interaction between fluoxetine and levothyroxine
- Possible risk of psoriasis exacerbation with bupropion
- Possible risk of vasculitis with dabigatran (Pradaxa)
- Medsafe is issuing a warning that Elevacity Elevate Smart Coffee (Version 3) should not be consumed – statement under section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981
- Update – Possible risk of lichen planus or lichenoid drug eruption with zoster (shingles) vaccine or influenza vaccine
- Update – Yes! Cassette Pregnancy Test Kit (also known as Smiths BioMed Rapid Pregnancy Test Kit) – Reports of false positives presenting as faint lines and inconclusive results
- Consumer Level Recall – Baby Teething Powder & Baby Colic Powder