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Dipyridamole MR Supply Issues

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018

Category - Medicines Update

Dipyridamole MR 200mg is currently subject to supply disruptions, with no definitive date as to when or if the situation will be resolved. Persantin Retard® (dipyridamole 200mg MR) has been discontinued by the manufacture...

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MUE 08: Drug induced QT prolongation

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018

Category - Medicines Update Extra

 MUE 08: Drug induced QT prolongation

** This bulletin supersedes MUE 02 **

  • Prolongation of the QT interval can lead to a life threatening arrhythmia known as torsades de pointes.
  • Over the last few years a number of warnings have highlighted the risk of QT prolongation with citalopram, domperidone, ondansetron, hydroxyzine and quinine.
  • Extra vigilance is required by healthcare professionals to be alert to the risk of drug induced QT prolongation and drug interactions. 
  • Refer to flowchart and patient scenarios for further detail.
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