Health Canada is investigating the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy and the rare, but serious, risk of kidney problems in an unborn baby, in response to a Drug Safety Communication recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this issue.
NSAIDs are commonly used to relieve pain and reduce fevers. They include medicines such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and celecoxib.
Read the statement from Health Canada HERE
Read the statement HERE
Rare cases of liver injury, including cases of serious liver impairment requiring liver transplantation, have been reported internationally in patients using ulipristal acetate tablets, 5 mg. It has been determined that it is not possible to identify which patients are most at risk for developing liver injury, or identify measures that could further reduce the risk. No cases of serious liver impairment leading to transplantation have been reported in Canada.
Healthcare professionals are advised to:
To read the full Health Canada advisory please click here. https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/74063a-eng.php
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