FDA said this week that it is restricting the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in children. The drug’s labels will now include a contraindication that codeine should not be used to treat pain or cough, and that tramadol should not be used to treat pain, in children younger than 12 years.
Soon after FDA warned about a potential increased risk of foot and leg amputations with the use of the type 2 diabetes medication canagliflozin (Invokana and Invokamet, Janssen Biotech), the agency strengthened the existing warning about the risk of acute kidney injury with Invokana and Invokamet, as well as dapagliflozin (Farxiga and Xigduo XR, AstraZeneca).
Teva Pharmaceuticals is temporarily suspending sales and distribution of its sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system (Zecuity) patch for migraines, after FDA said it is investigating the risk of serious burns with the use of the patch.
FDA issued a new warning about potentially serious side effects associated with fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs. Affected brands include Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Factive and Moxaflaxacin injection, as well as the generic Ofloxacin.
The FDA has strengthened its warning for the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) related to the increased risk of bone fractures, and added new information about decreased bone mineral density.