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Information for Healthcare Professionals

Revised: 26 May 2016

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.


Medsafe Advice

26 May 2016 Dear Healthcae Professional Letter Invokana (PDF 71 KB, 2 pages) - Advice on the risk of lower limb amputations primarily of the toe during treatment with canagliflozin
26 May 2016 Monitoring Communications Apex e-chamber spacer device - user issues with valve and round mouthpiece
26 May 2016 Monitoring Communications EasyCheck hCG Urine Pregnancy Test Strip – Invalid (Negative) and Inconclusive Results
19 April 2016 Committees Minutes of the 165th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee meeting - 10 March 2016
9 March 2016 Consumer Information Quitting Smoking and the Effect on Medicines  (PDF 204 KB, 1 page)
3 March 2016 Monitoring Communications M2 Logo Ticagrelor (Brilinta) and a possible association with depression / suicidality added to the Medicine Monitoring scheme
3 March 2016 Publications Prescriber Update Vol. 37 No. 1 - March 2016
2 March 2016 Alert Communications Vit.D3 – important information for patients with a peanut or soya allergy
11 January 2016 Consumer Information Serotonin Syndrome (PDF 646 KB, 2 pages)
11 January 2016 Consumer Information Medicines and breastfeeding (PDF 227 KB, 1 page)
11 January 2016 Consumer Information How to safely give medicines to children (PDF 217 KB, 1 page)
15 December 2015 Consumer Information Severe Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis) to Medicines (PDF 231 KB, 1 page)
Ko Ngā Tauhohenga Mate Pāwera (Anaphylaxis) ki Ngā Rongoā (PDF 361 KB, 1 page)


Education and Information

How medicines are classified, guidance for natural health practitioners and data sheets.



Safety related information on medicines and medical devices including recalls, early warnings and adverse reactions.



Healthcare professionals responsibilities with regard to the use of medicines and medical devices on patients.


Report a Problem

How to report quality and safety concerns with medicines and medical devices.

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