Some Antibiotics Bounced
Pretty ironic, yesterday I blogged about the problems surrounding America’s freewheeling love affair with antibiotics and now, according to the Associated Press, the FDA has restricted an antibiotic linked to reports of severe liver problems. Have a look:
The Food and Drug Administration said the antibiotic, Ketek, would remain on the market but that its label will bear a new, stern warning. The agency said it and manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis SA also created a guide for patients outlining the drug's risks and its safe use…
… A new so-called "black-box" warning on the Ketek label states the drug should not be used in patients with myasthenia gravis, a disease that can cause life-threatening muscle weakness, the FDA said. The label also now warns about cases of visual disturbances and loss of consciousness reported in some patients.
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