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Anvisa suspends lot of anxiety medication

Anvisa suspends lot of anxiety medication

According to the company, the Lexotan batch presented results below the specification provided for in the dissolution test in stability studies. Such studies analyze whether the pharmaceutical properties of a given drug remain stable over the shelf life.

Anvisa points out that all other batches of the product are still released and that there are different generic and similar drugs on the market with the same active ingredient bromazepan. The agency also classified the problem as low risk, but the prohibited batch should not be used.

Roche, manufacturer of the drug, ruled on the case:

"About Anvisa's decision published today in the Diary Union, for suspension of the marketing and collection of the batch RJ0874 of Lexotan® 3mg tablets (validity 01/2019), Roche, manufacturer of the drug, clarifies that proactively communicated the agency on the detection of an alteration (drop in dissolution - parameter which determines the absorption time of the drug by the body), during stability studies. "

" Roche reinforces its commitment to the health of Brazilians and considers that the case presents no risk to patients, since the The event was classified as low risk by Anvisa (class III, according to RDC 55/2005). "

" Roche conducts tests to ensure the efficacy, quality and safety of their medicines and remains available through the Roche Information Service - telephone 0800 77 20 289. "


Wonder Woman of racing tells how she overcame a tumor in childhood

Wonder Woman of racing tells how she overcame a tumor in childhood

At age 11, Eliete Malta was diagnosed with a benign tumor, called histiocytosis, located on the right side of his head. It was two and a half years of treatment until she was fully recovered, when she could go back to playing sports at school. Initially, she practiced swimming, but she always ran to warm up, that's where she started to love racing.

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Man Almost Becomes Blind From One Eye After Long Contact Lens

Man Almost Becomes Blind From One Eye After Long Contact Lens

Upon arriving there, James was diagnosed with ulcer in the cornea, the transparent layer in front of the eye, and had to pass through a painful treatment that even included injections into the eye to prevent him from losing sight of the left eye. Now, he decided to share his story to alert others about the risks of wearing contact lenses for extended periods of time.

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