Information for Consumers

Revised: 8 October 2018

Information that everyone should know about medicines and medical devices including updates on staying safe and healthy.

Things you should know

Date Type Title
8 October 2018 Compliance Sale of medicines and medical devices via social media
8 October 2018 Compliance Importing Medicines
Importing Medicines - Frequently Asked Questions
8 October 2018 Devices Surgical Mesh Implants - Implementation of Government Response to Report of the Health Committee on Petition 2011/102
25 September 2018 Device Surgical Mesh Implants - Overseas Actions and Reviews
25 September 2018 Device Surgical Mesh Implants - Actions taken by Medsafe (2009 added)
5 September 2018 Device The USFDA Warns Against Use of Energy-Based Devices to Perform Vaginal 'Rejuvenation' or Vaginal Cosmetic Procedures: FDA Safety Communication
14 August 2018 Monitoring Communication M² Logo Isotretinoin and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
13 August 2018 Alert Communication Codeine – new restrictions on use in children and young adults
7 August 2018 Surgical Mesh Adverse Event Reports relating to Surgical Mesh Implants dated August 2018 (PDF 16 pages, 294KB)
7 August 2018 Surgical Mesh All the surgical mesh information has been moved to a new surgical mesh area with a new Landing Page
6 August 2018 Alert Communication Dolutegravir and the possible risk of neural tube defects when taken early in pregnancy
27 July 2018 Medicine Consumer Level Recall - Melatonin 3mg tablets
25 July 2018 Consumer Information Leaflets Taking metformin for gestational diabetes (Te Reo version) (PDF 236 KB, 2 pages)
Taking metformin for gestational diabetes (Samoan version) (PDF 243 KB, 2 pages)
9 May 2018 Monitoring Communication Life-threatening severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Calocurb dietary supplement
30 April 2018 Monitoring Communication Beware turmeric/curcumin containing products can interact with warfarin
18 April 2018 Alert Communication Consumer Level Recall - Apo-Primidone 250mg tablets
15 February 2018 Alert Communication Arthrem – potential risk of harm to the liver – statement under section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981
31 January 2018 Monitoring Communication M² logo Dabigatran and gout or gout-like symptoms
13 December 2017 Safety Information Surgical Mesh Implants - Update


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