Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another FDA Warning

The AP reported: "Federal health officials warned doctors Monday that a drug used in epilepsy patients can cause chemical imbalances in the blood, leading to heart problems and other serious complications." There is "recent data" indicating that "patients taking the antiseizure pill Zonegran face higher risk of metabolic acidosis, which causes dangerously high levels of acid to accumulate in the blood." Such an "imbalance can cause breathing difficulties, irregular heart rhythms and fatigue."

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