Published: 2 September 2015

Quarterly Summary of Medsafe’s Early Warning System Communications

Prescriber Update 36(3): 44
September 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
17 June 2015 Alert Ibuprofen and cardiovascular safety
19 June 2015 Alert Miracle Mineral Solution — Buyer beware
22 June 2015 Monitoring Influenza vaccine and mild hypersensitivity reactions
20 July 2015 Monitoring Melatonin and the possible risk of hallucinations added to the medicines monitoring (M² logo) scheme
31 July 2015 Alert UPDATE — Utrogestan (progesterone) formulation change — important information for patients with a peanut allergy
31 July 2015 Alert Advice on serotonin syndrome

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