Published:  10 June 2015

Quarterly Summary of Medsafe’s Early Warning System Communications

Prescriber Update 36(2): 30
June 2015

The early warning system provides current and historical information on safety concerns for medicines and medical devices. These warnings are intended to help consumers and healthcare professionals make informed decisions about their use of medicines and medical devices.

More information about the early warning system can be found on the Medsafe website (

Date Communication Topic
22 December 2014 Alert Domperidone (Motilium, Prokinex) - conclusion of review of benefits and risks of harm
9 February 2015 Monitoring M² logo UPDATE - Bisphosphonates and possible risk of optic neuritis
7 April 2015 Monitoring M² logo Guaifenesin (Guaiphenesin) and possible risk of tinnitus added to the medicines monitoring (M² logo) scheme
29 April 2015 Alert Changes to the use of bromhexine or codeine-containing cough and cold medicines in children

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