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000A22_MPR_0410.qxp 3/25/2010 12:09 PM Page 1 NEWSLINE Highlights of recent developments Zyrtec Liquid Gels available Bisphosphonate warning CitraNatal B-Calm The FDA has announced, that at this point, the data that have been reviewed have not shown a clear connection between bisphosphonate use and a risk of atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures. The FDA will continue to review new infor- mation as it becomes available and will provide an update Zyrtec Liquid Gels (cetirizine when complete. Healthcare Mission Pharmacal has HCl liquid gels, from McNeil professionals should continue expanded its CitraNatal prod- Consumer Healthcare) have to follow drug label recom- uct line with the addition of been made available for the mendations when prescribing CitraNatal B-Calm prenatal treatment of allergic rhinitis oral bisphosphonates. Patients vitamins. CitraNatal B-Calm in patients ≥6 years of age. should not stop taking their contains the CitraNatal formula Zyrtec Liquid Gels are medication unless told to do plus 25mg of vitamin B6 in the available in a 10mg dosage so by their healthcare provider. multivitamin and two 25mg strength. The Zyrtec product Oral bisphosphonates are com- vitamin B6 supplements to be line is already available in monly prescribed to prevent or taken at eight-hour intervals. tablet, chew tablet, and syrup treat osteoporosis in postmeno- Studies have suggested that formulations. pausal women. Medications vitamin B6 supplementation For more information in this class include Actonel may be beneficial in minimiz- call (800) 343-7805. (risedronate tablets, from Procter ing pregnancy-related nausea & Gamble), Boniva (ibandro- and vomiting. Exalgo for managing pain nate tablets and injection, from See Section 14A. Exalgo (hydromorphone HCl Roche), Fosamax (alendronate extended-release tablets, from tablets and oral solution, from Kapidex name change Covidien) has been approved Merck), and Reclast (zoledronic Kapidex (dexlansoprazole to manage moderate to severe acid solution for IV infusion, delayed-release capsules, from pain in opioid-tolerant patients from Novartis). Takeda) will now be marketed requiring continuous, around- For more information visit under a new product trade the-clock opioid analgesia for www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatc name, Dexilant, due to reports an extended period of time. h/SafetyInformation/SafetyAle of dispensing errors between it Exalgo utilizes the OROS rtsforHumanMedicalProducts/ and Casodex (bicaluta
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